Not-so-complicated college admissions advice

So, what if you haven’t won prestigious awards, earned a perfect score on the SAT, or invented plutonium during your high school years?  Don’t worry.  Impressing colleges isn’t as hard as you might think it is.  Here are five college admissions tips, none of which require that you invent a radioactive chemical element. 1.  Raise […]

Read More >

August News for Friends and Family

 "Don’t get your heart set on one school when you’re applying.  You might think there’s only one school for you, but wherever you end up, that’s probably where you should be." "(Californian students) Stop worrying so much about the cold weather back east.  It’s just snow. People deal with it.  Geez!" "When you tour colleges, […]

Read More >

July News for Friends and Family

Never to be sold on EbayI always wonder if the celebrities actually visited the stores where I see their signed photos; I mean, did Jerry Seinfeld really bring his clothes to my dry cleaner in Irvine, CA?  But you don’t have to wonder if the signature on the front of this Collegewise brochure is legit.  […]

Read More >

5 Things Colleges Would Like You To Be

Good grades.  High test scores.  A rocket arm that can throw a football to a receiver who’s running a fly pattern in a different zip code.  All of those things are appealing to colleges.  But there are some qualities colleges would like you to have that don’t necessarily involve superior intelligence) or the ability to […]

Read More >

Seniors: Get Ahead While Relaxing This Summer

Seniors deserve some downtime during the summer. Relax. Soak up some sun. Eat potato chips. But if you follow these five tips this summer, you’ll be the envy of your fellow seniors later this fall when they’re running to meet deadlines and the only running you’re doing is to work off all those potato chips […]

Read More >

When in. . .San Luis Obispo

My weekend camping trip in Big Sur was interrupted by a voluntary evacuation due to wildfires.  So what was supposed to be a second night in Big Sur became a night in San Luis Obispo, and predictably, an impromptu visit to Cal Poly. I don’t expect high school students and parents to have the same […]

Read More >

15 seconds of social entrepreneurial fame

For the last four years, we’ve spent some portion of our summers volunteering at College Summit, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping under-resourced students get into college.  And nobody here has spent more time and energy helping College Summit kids than Jennifer.   So we were exchanging some group high-fives when College Summit was featured in […]

Read More >

And the college trivia contest winners are…

Not too many people get really, really excited about college trivia like we do.  But those who do certainly fared well in our college trivia contest in which we promised one month’s worth of free groceries to the person who fed us the tastiest morsel of college trivia.  And the winner is: Grand Prize Tim […]

Read More >

We’re giving away a month of free groceries to the person who feeds us the best morsel of college trivia!

Share your tastiest tidbit of college trivia for a chance to win free groceries for a month! What’s this contest all about? It’s about reminding high school kids that great experiences happen at every college, including at some in Delaware.  It’s about celebrating what the US News college rankings don’t consider, like the math majors […]

Read More >