Claire Law is a Certified Educational Planner and author of “How to Control Your College Costs,” to be released this spring. In this video, Karen A. Hott of Two Bridges College Consulting interviews Claire with real questions from actual parents
Why go to school in the Upper Midwest? What could I tell students from the Southeast about Minnesota, as most of us in Maryland and south think of Minnesota as a land encased in ice? The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St.
You can read about colleges in the Princeton Review or the Fiske Guide, you can explore college websites, you can search Niche and Reddit. But now, thanks to Aly Beaumont at Admissions Village in Wilton, Connecticut, you can find students
Jan. 12, 2021 A private research college in Colorado with about 6,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate students, the University of Denver is called, perplexingly, “DU” by its staff (the website is du.edu). It has five divisions: Arts, Humanities, & Social
January 2021 For decades, high school juniors embarked on the spring-semester adventure of visiting colleges to glimpse what might lie in their futures. Families planned spring break around these visits, perhaps flying out of state and renting a car to
When visiting colleges, you MUST take notes, or you’ll find that after a few schools, you won’t remember which school had what. Take lots and lots of pictures and notes. If you don’t have a preferred note-taking system, you can
Be prepared when you visit colleges by having a list of questions ready to ask admissions representatives or tour guides. They’ll give you lots of information, but the download below can help you personalize your visit.
Demonstrated Interest Demonstrated interest, or engagement, is a factor in admissions at some, but not all, colleges or universities. (I use “colleges” to cover both.) It may be as simple as keeping a file of how often you’ve emailed them
Jeff Levy wrote this excellent explanation of the two dominant methodologies used by colleges to determine how much your family can afford to pay for college.