When a student starts contemplating what colleges might be a good fit, it can feel overwhelming. How do you trim a list of thousands of colleges down to something manageable to do research on? I've heard of students who picked colleges by choosing which school colors or mascot they liked best. That might narrow the… Continue reading Narrowing the Search
How much do college rankings matter?
You might be thinking of the first snowstorm, pumpkin pie, or settling in for a long winter nap; but have you considered what to do over summer vacation? While summer might be months away, applications for many summer programs are open in the fall and winter. Summer months offer a solid block of time that… Continue reading Time for Summer Planning
The first college tour I took my kids on was a target of opportunity visit to West Virginia University several years ago. It was the week of Thanksgiving and I picked WVU because we drove past it on our way to Grandma’s house. Even though it was an impromptu visit, it was a wonderful first… Continue reading Cranberry, Turkey, and College Tours
For many seniors, the end of October was a rush to finalize early college applications while also hitting their stride with senior year academics and enjoying a last season of sports and fall festivities. For some, all of the applications are in and it feels like there is nothing to do but fret until they… Continue reading Fall Thoughts
Some colleges are very proud of the number of graduates who have gone into space. With 50 astronaut alumni, from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo program, through the Space Shuttle missions and into the present, the US Naval Academy has a record that is hard to top. The US Air Force Academy has had 39 astronaut… Continue reading From College to Space