2016 Year End Student and Parent Questions: Social Media

In my 2016 year end blog, I’ll discuss three of the questions that I’ve been asked the most this year. The first, from students, is whether colleges will look at their social media pages when evaluating their applications.   We know that colleges use social media,...

SAT? ACT? Neither? Strategies for Busy Applicants

If you’re worried about your standardized test scores, consider applying to one of the many selective schools that don’t require these tests. There are about 800 colleges that don’t use scores to make admissions decisions. They’re listed at...

Tips for Parents: Making a Final College Selection

College acceptances are arriving. You and your teen have already narrowed down your “favorites” list using standard factors such as location, size, cost and other preferences. So, how do you make a final choice?  Here are some of the discussion points that...