Category: College Planning

Isn’t the Basic Point of College to Graduate?

Originally posted by DIY College Rankings by our favorite blogger Michelle Kretzschmar.  Click here for full article. I don’t know why, but whenever I bring up comparing graduation rates when considering colleges, I get a fairly hostile reaction–at least in online forums. It’s almost as if I suggested using a school’s football rankings as a way… Read more »

The Importance of Completing the FAFSA

The magic date of October 1st is fast approaching.  The cost of sending a student to college is undeniably stunning for most families. Not only is there the cost of tuition, but you also have room and board, books and supplies, student activity fees, health insurance, lab fees, transportation and personal expenses. It goes without… Read more »

Learn How to Differentiate Your College Application

Article in US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT By Caroline Duda, Contributor |Sept. 12, 2017, CLICK HERE to View Full Article The college application process can be daunting for even the most prepared of students, and it has only grown more competitive. For instance, in 2016, Harvard University received more than 39,000 applications but accepted just a little more than… Read more »

When It Comes to College, Only Half of America’s High Schoolers Say They Feel Prepared, Survey Finds

the74million.org By:  Katie Stringer  Click Here is View Full Article Only half of U.S. students think their high schools have prepared them with the knowledge and skills they need for college, according to recent survey data. Compiled by the nonprofit YouthTruth, the data reveal an uncertainty among high schoolers in how to become ready for college and… Read more »

CAREER vs. MAJOR

                        Career vs. Major…Which Choice Comes First? Conventional wisdom suggests the answer to this question is that the choice of major is the most important decision and consequently drives the career choice.  Parents, friends, and some school personnel mistakenly have the student focus on a major.  Consequently, the student is asked repeatedly…”What are you going… Read more »

The Truth About Scholarships

DIY COLLEGE RANKING BLOG – – BY MICHELLE KRETZSCHMAR – – VIEW FULL STORY – HERE There are two major delusions/misconceptions about paying for college that too many parents have. The first is that by not saving for college, parents claim this will make their kids eligible for more financial aid. Why bother saving if… Read more »

Ad(Mission): It’s not Fair

Georgia Tech Admissions BLOG  – – May 16, 2017 – – BY: Rick Clark – For full story, CLICK HERE I suppose I could have gone with “An Admission: It’s not fair!” What can I say, catchy titles are not my thing. Working on it. But at this time of year, “fairness” is a resounding… Read more »

Great Resource for TEXTBOOKS

I found another excellent resource for textbooks.  It may not provide all the books you need, but, you should check here first.  CLICK HERE