Archive for February, 2010

Virtual Visits: Checking Out Colleges from the Comfort of Home

College visits are essential to learning which colleges are a good match. However, before students and families spend the time and money to take off on a road trip, spending some time in front of the computer can go a long way toward helping you narrow the list and get a preview of the schools you are considering. Student can preview colleges by visiting www.youniversitytv.com, which offers more than ...

Beware of Senioritis: How to Avoid Senior Slacker Syndrome

For seniors who have just hit "send" on their final college application or have been accepted to the school of their choice, the second semester of senior year can seem like the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a break from the intense college application process. Indeed, some students opt to see the final semester of their high school career as a chance to check out academically (and, in the ...

Student Athletes and The College Admissions Process

In our last post, we reviewed how and when a prospective student athlete should approach college coaches. We continue here by discussing what occurs once coaches begin to express serious interest in student athletes and how that affects their chances of admission.After months of keeping in contact with coaches and then making official visits, student athletes begin to narrow down their colleges of ...

Contacting a College Coach—Advice for the Prospective Student Athlete

High school athletes devote many hours to their sport, and those who have been standouts on their team or in their league may want to consider playing in college. One of the biggest myths about college athletics is that coaches will find you if you are truly talented. Nothing could be further from the truth. College coaches are busy, and in an era of budget cuts, they cannot always travel to scout ...
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