Tag: College Planning

Ivy League as Modeling Agencies?

I absolutely agree with Malcolm Gladwell’s take on “Elite Colleges”.  If you can affordably attend an elite college and that’s what you want to do, I’m all for it.  But, there is no reason to accrue debt just to send your son/daughter to these colleges.  Listen to what Malcolm Gladwell has to say –  – Ivy… Read more »


Written by our recruiting consultant, Renee Lopez.  Be sure to check out her Facebook Page First published January 9th, 2018 by Renee Lopez.  For full article, click here As a high school student-athlete, you have likely received many college sports camp invites. Many market these camps as a way for prospects to “be seen” and… Read more »

In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Published in Boston Magazine by JULIE SURATT · 8/27/2017, For full article CLICK HERE Last year, my son Finn came home from school and announced that he wanted to play the French horn. Naturally, I signed him up. A few weeks later, we got an email from the music director politely letting us know that Finn would benefit greatly… Read more »

College…It’s Not Just an Experience

Not so long ago college was not only a place to continue a youth’s education, it was a time for growth, maturity and to simply experience and enjoy life with a little more freedom. The rising costs of college coupled with the challenging economic times has, for most, completely changed the emphasis on what is… Read more »

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 »

Employers Want to Hire College Athletes

Article published USATODAYHSS.com on October 2, 2017, by Fred Bastie, playced.com.  Click here for full article. EMPLOYERS WANT TO HIRE COLLEGE ATHLETES Article published USATODAYHSS.com on October 2nd, by Fred Bastie, playced.com.  Click here for full article. The life lessons learned from athletic competition are many, and apparently they pay big dividends.  For most college… 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 »

It’s FAFSA Time

The ever so time-consuming process of filling out your FAFSA may seem horrifying, but following some of our time-tested tips and tricks will help you get through the application process. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your ticket to federal student aid, including scholarships, grants and student loans. Completing the FAFSA is a… 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 »