December 18, 2009
For those who study the humanties, often the best career is in education. For those considering this route, you may want to rethink that strategy, as the number of job listings for faculty positions is forecast to drop 37% this year. This follows a 26% decline in… Read More>>
November 1, 2009
Public colleges long have been the less expensive way to get a good education, with some, like the University of Michigan, UCLA, The University of Virginia (can't forget the "The"), and SUNY-Binghamton, functioning as "flagship" schools of their respective state college systems. With state contributions… Read More>>
October 29, 2009
In 2008, almost 40% of 18-24 year olds were enrolled in college, setting a new record. The Pew Research Center report attributed this to a surge in students enrolling at community colleges. Other factors include a steadily lowering dropout rate and the largest pool of recent high… Read More>>
October 27, 2009
Is this really news? University presidents are concerned about the commercialization of college athletics but feel powerless to do anything, says a new survey by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. According to the Commission, athletic expenditures are rising anywhere from three to four times as… Read More>>
October 26, 2009
Government loan, private loan, what's the difference? Just take the one with an easier application that you qualify for, right? This may change if Congress can get its act together and requires colleges to offer the Federal Direct Program. The House of Representatives has passed a… Read More>>
October 20, 2009
With the economy still slumping and unemployment hitting new heights, there is one constant: the rising price of a college education. At four-year schools, tuition and fees rose 6.5% last year at public colleges and 4.4% at private colleges. What is driving this? The College Board… Read More>>
September 5, 2009
Helpful advice for incoming college freshmen from educators on a variety of topics. While geared towards incoming college freshmen, these shorts are just as applicable to high school seniors. The series of articles include hunting for a good teacher, reading challenging authors, partipating in class, playing politics, thinking about… Read More>>
August 27, 2009
Do students from wealthier families perform better on the SAT? It seems so, and in a big way. Based on voluntary disclosures by approximately two-thirds of test takers, the College Board compared 2009 SAT scores to family income bracket. The bottom line: family income level matters. Read the New York… Read More>>
August 26, 2009
After falling for 30 years, the amount of time that parents spend with their children (more so older children) began to rise in the 1990s, particularly with college-educated parents. Why? It could be part of the increased competition for college admissions. Two economists at the National Bureau of Economic… Read More>>
August 25, 2009
The average SAT and ACT scores for the Class of '09 remained steady overall, say reports issued by The College Board and ACT. The average SAT scores were 501 in critical reading (compared to 502 in '08), 515 in math (also 515 in '08), and… 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.
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.
"Thank you for everything you have done for Victoria. It is evident that your students are very important to you. We feel that you went beyond our expectations to provide the best possible opportunities for her. Thank you for your time, effort and compassion and insight. "Brenda A. mother of Victoria A., Class of 2014,
University of South Carolina