College Spotlight: Cleveland Institute of Art
For the truly artistic student looking to balance creativity and liberal studies, the Cleveland Institute of Art is definitely a school to consider. The CIA (yes, that is what they call it) has 16 majors to choose from, and although you don’t need to declare a major until after your foundation year (1st year), once you do you get a dedicated studio space! Established in 1882, this school is consistently ranked in the top five for design in the country and has a terrific location. It is situated in the University Circle area of Cleveland, and is next to both the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University. The CIA has agreements with 23 other institutions where students can take one free class per semester. Interested in checking out CIA? Click here. Campus photos taken on college visit on 6/25/09 by Michelle Cassel
Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!
While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.
In Memory of Diane Gallo
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.
Did You Know?
Looking to apply Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED) to college this year? Many high school guidance counselors require students to provide their completed application two weeks prior to the deadline. This allows the guidance counselor enough time to complete the school forms and submit them in a timely manner. For the unprepared student this can be quite a shock. Suddenly that November 15 deadline becomes November 1. The best way to reduce your stress level is to ask your guidance office what they need and when they need it. Less surprise equals a smoother process for you and your guidance counselor.
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