Category: financial aid

“So You Don’t Have To”: A Visit to American University

In early November I had the chance to visit American University. This was actually the second time I’ve toured American, the previous time being in the summer of 2007 (years before I started this blog), which makes this the first in this series that sees me revisiting a school. I’ve been recommending American to students […]

What I Saw At NACAC 2017: A Summary Of “What Admission Deans Think”

  I attended the 2017 National Association for College Admission Counseling conference in Boston in mid-September. This was the third straight year I’ve been able to attend, thanks to my day job with Method Test Prep, a leading ACT/SAT preparation company. I spoke to lots of people (old friends, customers, colleagues) and the consensus seems […]

“So You Don’t Have To”: A Visit to Lycoming College

At the end of April I visited Lycoming College, a private liberal arts college located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (the home of the Little League World Series). Lycoming boasts a small, beautiful campus which puts everything a student needs (dorms, dining hall, gym, academic spaces, a charming quad) in very close proximity. The bulk of the […]

True or False Pt. 2: Parent’s Weekend Presentation

Welcome back to another installment of “True or False”, in which I look at the assumptions, beliefs, opinions and myths surrounding a specific aspect of college admissions.  I will use relevant data to evaluate whether or not these ideas are “True” or “False”–or somewhere on a continuum between the two. As I’ve mentioned before, I am […]

True or False, Pt. 1: International Student College Admissions

Welcome to the first installment of a new series on the blog!  In “True or False” I will look at the assumptions, beliefs, opinions and myths surrounding a specific aspect of college admissions.  I will use  relevant data to evaluate whether or not these ideas are “True” or “False”–or somewhere on a continuum between the […]