How to Figure Out Why You Want to Go to a Particular College

How to Figure Out Why You Want to Go to a Particular College

Everyone has a dream school; some have several. They love that school, and earnestly work on their college applications to try and elicit a positive…

What to Do When You Realize Your Dream School May Not Be the Right Fit

What to Do When You Realize Your Dream School May Not Be the Right Fit

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” – Robert Burns This line, adapted from a poem by Robert Burns and the inspiration…

3 Things to Consider When You First Start Looking at Colleges

3 Things to Consider When You First Start Looking at Colleges

When beginning the college search process, one of the scariest things is trying to find schools where you will actually be happy. It is easy…

Revisiting My College Decision One Year Later

Revisiting My College Decision One Year Later

This past Friday, my school released admissions decisions for the class of 2019. I still can’t believe that one entire year has already passed since…

Breaking the Dream School Illusion

Breaking the Dream School Illusion

The school whose football team you rooted for the majority of your life. Your parent’s alma mater. The “everyone wants to go there” school. The…

Re-Evaluating Your Dream School

Re-Evaluating Your Dream School

You’ve known your dream school forever. Really. You visited campus during your freshman year of high school and were swept off your feet, falling hopelessly…

The Dark Side of Having a Dream College

The Dark Side of Having a Dream College

You’ve created your list of schools. There are some safeties, some reaches, some super reaches. You feel pretty good about all of them, except for…

4 Colleges You Need to Re-Add to Your List

4 Colleges You Need to Re-Add to Your List

There are a ton of good reasons not to apply to a school: it’s too far away, it’s too close, too big, too small, too…

Go for the Goal(d): 4 Different Ways to Create a Goal Test Score

Go for the Goal(d): 4 Different Ways to Create a Goal Test Score

Junior year is about to hit its peak–March is the beginning of “testing season” when most juniors sit for their first SAT and/or ACT. Though you…

The Transfer Student’s Perspective (& Lessons Learned)

The Transfer Student’s Perspective (& Lessons Learned)

So you’re considering becoming one of the 33.33% of American college students to transfer schools? I promise you the admissions process only gets more fun…

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