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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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5 Tips for High School Academic Success

You don’t need to read our blog to know that getting good grades will help you get into college.  But here are five tips you might not have thought of, tips that anyone from “A” students to “C” students can use to be more successful in high school.  Space 1.  Get to know your high […]

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February News for Friends and Family

February Retreat We had our first retreat in February (and by "retreat," we don’t mean a military operation in which we withdrew our forces). Our Orange County, Los Angeles and New York offices retreated to a classroom in Irvine for two days to discuss some of the finer points of college counseling.  What are some […]

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January News for Friends and Family

The 2007 Collegewise Holiday Party We don’t need much to have a good time at Collegewise.  Just good friends, good food, and of course, Snoop Dogg* (doesn’t everybody need a little more Snoop in their lives). The Collegewise 2007 Holiday Party at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip was a rousing success.   A […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions Colleges Want You to Make

Lose weight?  Stop biting your nails?  Quit selling your little brother’s possessions on Ebay?  Sure, you can make those resolutions (and your little brother will probably thank you).  But they won’t help you get into college.  Here are five resolutions that colleges would love to see all future applicants make.  1.  Learn what you love. […]

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You, too, can be a crazy fan!

We all know that Duke has some wonderfully crazy basketball fans.  There just aren’t many places where students will camp out in tents (in the cold) to get tickets.  But as hard as it is for a Duke student to get a ticket to a Blue Devil basketball game, it’s even harder for a high […]

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New Year’s Resolution #1

I visited In-N-Out Burger not once, but twice during the recent Collegewise holiday.  And I was struck by two things.  First, their grilled cheese is just delicious.  Second, every single employee at every In-N-Out Burger that I have ever visited seems so happy to be working there.   I don’t know if it’s the type of […]

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