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?

Imagine only sending your best SAT scores to colleges and deleting the rest. Well, you can! Since March 2009 the College Board has offered Score Choice. You can choose one SAT sitting to send to colleges, and hide the rest. This also applies to SAT II Subject tests. Needless to say, college admissions officers have mixed feelings about the program. Some agree that it will take some pressure off high school students, while others will still demand that applicants submit all of their SAT or ACT scores.  To read more click here.

 

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