Live Out Loud? Young Adults Re-think Social Networking Sites
May 9, 2010

The general reputation of the 18-24 set is that they post their entire lives online, from what they had for dinner to the latest party pics, and damn the torpedoes! However, this may no longer be the case. A recent survey by the University of… Read More>>

Co-Ed Floors? Sure. Co-Ed Bathrooms? Maybe Not.
April 18, 2010

Co-ed floors in student housing are a popular option on college campuses these days. But co-ed bathrooms? Many incoming freshman (and their parents) don't think about this aspect of college life, but it is more common than you think. They have existed at the University… Read More>>

Gay Friendly College Campuses Want You!
April 18, 2010

Colleges are increasing their marketing efforts to the gay community, seeking increased diversity in their applicant pool. College fairs geared to the gay applicant are on the rise, as are scholarships and other financial aid. Gay applicants need to consider things like 1) whether to… Read More>>

So You Want a Career in the Sports Industry?
April 18, 2010

It's always been your dream to be General Manager of the New York Yankees, or the Cleveland Indians, or . . . the Tri-City ValleyCats in Troy, New York? Well, you have to start somewhere, and in the field of sports management, that place is… Read More>>

Learning Something For Nothing – What a Novel Idea
April 18, 2010

Sometimes you don't have to pay for it, learning that is. The amount of free education on the Internet is expanding and is of better quality than in years past. Videos, podcasts of lectures, entire courses, it's all there if you know where to look. Examples… Read More>>

And the Top Ten College Courses on YouTube are . . . (Drumroll, please)
April 18, 2010

YouTube is all things to some people, and something to many people. One thing it is good at is counting how many people watch certain videos, including the Top Ten most-popular college course lectures (at least as of April 1, 2010). Ah yes, now I… Read More>>

Plagarism in the College Essay? They Will Find It.
April 18, 2010

Applicants overwhelmed by the college application process may seek an edge in their application essays by "borrowing" from other sources, thinking that it does no harm and can save time with approaching deadlines. A new system to detect plagarism in application essays may impact the… Read More>>

On the Waiting List? Don't Hold Your Breath This Year
April 14, 2010

Congratulations, you are on the waiting list! The equivalent of purgatory for applicants, the waiting list is much longer this year at many colleges. Why? A combination of record applicant numbers and an increase in the number of schools that students applied to are contributing factors. For… Read More>>

Decision Day is Here!! Will You Learn Your Fate by E-mail?
March 31, 2010

With April 1st upon us, colleges will begin sending out their admissions decisions to a hopeful applicant pool. Will you receive yours the old fashioned way, by mail (thick or thin envelope)? Or will you receive an email, instructing you to log on to the Admissions… Read More>>

List of Colleges Accepting the Common App Continues to Grow
March 24, 2010

The list of colleges accepting the Common App reached 414, as Columbia University, the University of Michigan and the University of Connecticut joined 22 other schools in jumping on the bandwagon. Columbia becomes the final Ivy League school to accept the Common App - way to… Read More>>

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.


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.



Way Back When College Was a Buyer’s Market

March 31, 2011

Oh to be interested in attending Harvard University in the late 1860s. Harvard and other schools like Vassar and Columbia actually advertised for students in newspapers, and any required frehman entrance exams could be taken on the weekend prior to the start of classes. How… Read More>>

Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus

March 27, 2011

New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU's president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus… Read More>>



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