January 2018 Newsletter
- Helping Your Child Succeed – an article especially for parents, highlighting five ways that parents can help their children succeed in both school and life.
- Majoring in Neuroscience – this rapidly expanding field offers a myriad of job opportunities for future graduates. The skills gained through a neuroscience major are widely applicable to a variety of fields. Check this out!
- Trends in Student Loans – You’ve probably seen the headlines suggesting that debt for college students is out of control and getting worse. But, is it really?
- Searching for Performing Arts Colleges – A free, searchable resource from the publishers of Playbill Magazine.
- After Your Applications Have Been Submitted – Seniors who have completed the college application process are feeling pretty good about this time. But you still have things to do.
- SAT or ACT? Deciding Which Test is Right for You – feeling confused about which college entrance exam to take? This may help.
- Majoring in Cyber-security – with a median pay over $90,000 and a job growth rate greater than 37% over the next four years, cyber-security is one of the hottest majors around. Does it suit you
- Searching for Scholarships – use our list of free databases to help you search for appropriate scholarships.
- Religiously-affiliated Colleges – consider the pros and cons of attending a religiously-affiliated school before choosing the ideal university.
- Big Fish or Little Fish? – Deciding if you’ll be better suited to being a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond is an important part of finding a college that will be the best match for you.
Majoring in Actuarial Science – When it comes to pay, job satisfaction, and employability, actuaries have one of the best careers available.
Net Price Calculators – Get an early estimate of your out-of-pocket cost before you finalize your college list.
Acing that Interview – Never turn down the offer of an interview! If you do, it looks as though you are not a serious applicant. Here are some tips to guide your experience.
Should Standardized Tests be the Standard? – Although some schools downplay the importance of standardized tests, there is no question that there are colleges that rely heavily on them in making admissions decisions.
- Choosing the “Right” Application – Here’s a rundown of the most commonly used college applications and information on how to choose the ones best for you.
- Majoring in Psychology – Psychology is the second most popular major on US college campuses. What can you do with a major in psychology and is this the right major for you?
- It’s Time to Complete Financial Aid Forms – Oct. 1st marks the opening of the FAFSA application for students who will attend college in 2018-19. Who should be completing the FAFSA and the CSS Profile and how do you do these?
- Show Your Colleges Some Love– More than 3/4 of all US colleges consider “demonstrated interest” in evaluating applicants. How can you show your colleges that you’d really like to attend?
- Do Rankings Really Matter? – how can you compare colleges with different programs and cultures? Here’s a look at the ways different ranking systems approach finding “the best”.
- Majoring in Anthropology – students of anthropology develop cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity, both of which are in high demand in our global society.
- Keeping College Application Costs in Check – applying to numerous colleges gets very expensive. Here are five ways families can keep college application costs under control.
- Making the Most of Your High School Years – high school should be viewed as a chance to explore your interests. Some ideas to be sure you’re maximizing opportunities during high school.
- The Early Application Dilemma – students often feel pressured to apply early to avoid falling behind. Is Early Decision or Early Action right for you?
- Tips for Surviving Your Freshman Year of College – Follow these tips to get off to a great start as you begin the next phase of your education.
- Majoring in Meteorology – Are you a curious person who enjoys applying science and math to analyzing and solving problems? If so, a career as a meteorologist may be a good match.
- Legal and Financial Issues Before You Depart for College – Some important things to act on before you leave for college.
- Writing Great College Essays – Even if your college list isn’t 100% finalized yet, it’s not too early to start thinking about your application essays.
- Applying Early Decision – There’s been a push to earlier application deadlines. Consider this article carefully before deciding to apply early decision.
- What Keeps College Admission Officers Up at Night?: Yes they actually worry about you. Here’s a look from the other side so students who apply to a thoughtful, well-balanced list of colleges have an excellent chance of being admitted to multiple schools.
- Majoring in Urban Planning: Want to make a difference? Urban planners are a special type of professional who help design and implement programs that improve daily life for everyone in their communities.
- Paying Your College Bill: Choices & Opportunities? Two words you rarely think of when it comes to paying the college bill. Families who find it difficult to write a single check to pay their child’s college bill will find a number of options to make the task more manageable.
- Making the Most of Your Summer: The annual list of ideas to make your summer productive.
- Social Media – Think Before You Post: With about 40% of all admissions officers now visiting applicants’ social media pages, student need to be more careful than ever about what they post.
- Majoring in Electrical Engineering: If you’ve always been fascinated by cutting-edge technologies, majoring in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology may be a good choice.
- Appealing for More Financial Aid: Dream college still unaffordable? Individual financial aid officers are empowered to make adjustments, if they are deemed warranted. Here’s how you should proceed.
- How Parents Can Help Seniors Handle Rejection: Denials are inevitable in an atmosphere of increasingly selective admissions, but there are tried and true techniques that parents can use to help their children deal with the inevitable.