Five New Year’s resolutions for parents

"This is the year I'm going to do it."  We've all got conviction in the New Year.  So parents, why not capitalize on the annually-renewed sense of self-improvement that comes with the New Year and make some resolutions that will help you not just survive, but actually enjoy your student's ride to college?  Here are […]

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Putting standardized tests into perspective

A lot of people have completely lost their minds. Nowhere in the word of college admissions has so much of the population gone so far over the deep end as they have with standardized tests.  Sixth graders are taking SAT prep classes.  People are paying obscene amounts of money (sometimes upwards of 10 or 20 […]

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So you want to play sports in college

If you are a four-time All-American quarterback who can no longer open the door to your bedroom because it is so full of recruiting letters, you don’t need to read this blog post.  All you have to do is avoid felonies and interceptions and you’ll probably get into a college with a football team.    But […]

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A simple tip for college interviews

Want to do something simple that will help you have a great college interview?  Look like you're enjoying yourself.  It’s hard for an interviewer to relax and enjoy your company if you are twitching, sweating, and appearing to be on the verge of complete respiratory failure.  So relax.  Smile.  Don’t be afraid to be yourself.  […]

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So, what’s your major?

One of the great things about college is that everyone receives a standard issue pick-up line to use whenever you'd like–"What's your major?"  I'm not saying it's a good line.  But it's a line, and it's an opener that won't offend anybody.  Sometimes you just need a good opener. But you don't necessarily need an […]

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Need help picking a college major or a career?

The Princeton Review has some good tools on their site for researching college majors.  You can search for virtually any major and find a description of the major, a sample undergraduate curriculum, advice on how to prepare for that major while in high school, and a listing of schools offering the major. And would you […]

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50 things…

Here are fifty things you can do in college, even if the school isn't a famous one.  Eat late night pizza in the dorms. Take road trips. Play intramural basketball games.  At midnight. Choose classes you want to take. See how many straight nights you can eat spaghetti. Be a resident advisor in the dorms. […]

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