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16 08, 2017

Why Adding A College (or two) To Your List Is A Bad Idea

By | 2017-08-16T12:58:56+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Apply to College, College Admissions, College Applications, College Bound, College List, College List Tips, high school senior, Uncategorized, university|0 Comments

The title of this blog should read, Why Adding A College (or two) To Your List That You Know Nothing About Is A Bad Idea. Too often, students and parents get to a point in the college admissions process where they “just want to be done.” They are tired of thinking about schools to apply [...]

19 07, 2017

Fast Facts for Parents of College-Bound Students #7

By | 2017-07-19T00:19:11+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Apply to College, College Admissions, College Applications, College Bound, College Rankings, College Visits, Education, high school senior, Higher Education, Podcast, Super Scoring ACT, Super scoring SAT, UC Application, university, Virtual College Visits|0 Comments

Resources: UC Applications – Step-by-Step Guide http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/files/presenting-yourself-uc-application-freshman.pdf Online Glimpse: www.universitytv.com www.youvisit.com/education/ www.campustours.com “Gossip”: www.unigo.com www.collegeniche.com

12 07, 2017

Fast Facts #6

By | 2017-07-12T16:56:16+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Apply to College, College Applications, College Bound, College Rankings, College Visits, Colleges & Universities, Education, Higher Education, Podcast, Public universities, university|0 Comments

Websites and Resources: Public Colleges https://www.forbes.com/sites/prestoncooper2/2017/06/26/which-state-has-the-most-overpriced-college-tuition/#7920d38b3001 English Language Learners https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn Money Magazine Rankings http://time.com/money/best-colleges/rankings/best-colleges/ http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org

5 07, 2017

Fast Facts #5 – Paying for College

By | 2017-07-05T13:54:29+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Apply to College, College Bound, Education, FAFSA, Financial Aid, Higher Education, Parents of College Bound, Podcast|0 Comments

Paying for College Resources: www.fafsa.ed.gov www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/DontGetScammed.pdf www.nasfaa.org

27 06, 2017

Fast Facts For Parents of College-Bound Students #4

By | 2017-07-04T15:00:48+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Apply to College, College Admissions, College Applications, College Bound, Education, Graduation Rates, high school senior, Higher Education, Parents of College Bound, Podcast, Test-Optional, university|0 Comments

19 06, 2017

Fast Facts For Parents of College-Bound Students

By | 2017-06-19T21:51:12+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Apply to College, College Admissions, College Applications, College Bound, Education, Parents of College Bound, Podcast, Study Abroad|0 Comments

This week's topics: • College Application Review – how it is changing • “Undecided” about a major – does it matter? • Internationalization http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Mapping-Internationalization-on-U-S-Campuses.aspx • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at the Culinary Institute of America https://www.ciachef.edu/bachelors-degree-concentrations/ • NYU Shanghai https://shanghai.nyu.edu

15 06, 2017

Fast Facts For Parents of College-Bound Students

By | 2017-06-14T19:07:16+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Apply to College, College Admissions, College Applications, College Visits, Education, math anxiety, Parents of College Bound, Podcast, The Liberal Arts|0 Comments

This edition includes information about the SAT, ACT, BlackRock (the asset management firm), Liberal Arts Degrees, Math Anxiety, MIT and Visiting Colleges. Resources: http://emersoneducationalconsulting.com/what-to-consider-when-visiting-colleges/ http://www.businessinsider.com/blackrock-hr-head-we-are-hiring-more-liberal-arts-majors-2017-6 http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/05/17/how-much-math-anxiety-is-too-much.html http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/05/24/in-race-for-test-takers-act-outscores-sat--for.html

19 05, 2017

Goucher College – A Student Focused Curriculum

By | 2017-05-19T00:00:34+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Colleges & Universities, Goucher College, Goucher Curriculum, The Liberal Arts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I listened to Goucher College president, José Antonio Bowen, discuss the new curriculum, implemented last fall.   I found the curriculum intriguing, and his thoughts on higher education to be enlightening.  Here is some of what I learned: The curriculum is designed to help students become self-regulated learners. There are few specific course requirements. Students take [...]

25 04, 2017

Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema

By | 2017-05-18T23:05:06+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Filmmaking, Graduate School, MFA, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Thursday, I along with some of my NYC IECA colleagues toured the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. Jonathan Wacks, the founding director of the school and Professor of Film, showed us the state-of-the-art facilities, explained their use, told us about the school and the students who attend.  Feirstein is the first school in the United States [...]

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