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Tips for Getting Started on the Common Application

Before 1975, every college had a separate paper application that needed to be individually hand written or typed and sent via snail mail. The Common Application was introduced that year to provide a single application that could be completed once and sent to all schools.

The Common Application has come a long way since then, and now includes nearly 900 college members’ individual questions and supplemental essay requirements. Among the 50+ schools newly accepting the Common

Roller Coaster

Unusual College Majors That Might Just Fit You!

Check out this list of off-beat majors. There might be something here you never even imagined you could study in college.

Entertainment Engineering and Design 

Do you love roller coasters? Do you wonder how Aquatica Orlando built its new 60-foot Ray Rush raft ride that ends in a plunge down a waterfall? Do you find yourself sketching ideas for a new Star Wars galaxy attraction? Then maybe a career as a theme park engineer is in your future. University of Nevada

Growth and Structure

Ode to Colby

What lured me to Waterville, Maine on a Friday afternoon in April wasn’t a fool’s errand, nor a professional endeavor; it was to satiate a personal curiosity. I wanted to walk upon the same path as one of the most compassionate and altruistic friends I have known, Abe. As a competitive masters swimmer, I met Abe at a Charles Rivers Aquatics Masters swimming practice at Harvard University. For several years, he offered his coaching skills for masters swimmers and triathletes alike.

2022 Summer Reading Recommendations From Our Friends At Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach or on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade. With the volume of homework you manage all year it can be hard to find time to read for pleasure. Remember the joy you get from reading a riveting story and not wanting to put it down? Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations in a range of genres to ease you into summer!

Family of Liars by E. Lockhart (thriller, suspense) 
 
The thrilling prequel

Navigating the College Search for Student with Celiac Disease and Food Allergies

Transitioning from home-cooked meals to college dining can pose serious challenges to students with medically-restricted diets and/or food allergies. Navigating college dining can also be an arduous process. Many colleges require purchasing a meal plan, but they are not always transparent about where the food is coming from, whether the dining halls are safely equipped to serve all students, or if the dining staff is trained to accommodate students’ dietary needs. As

Academic Coaching – An Invaluable Resource on College Campuses

In the United States about 40% of undergraduate students drop out of college; a staggering 30% of those are freshmen. While there are multiple reasons for that number, many educators are concerned about the rising lack of student academic success and retention rate. To combat that, more and more colleges are implementing academic coaching as part of their student services programs.

What is academic coaching? 

Academic coaching is based on a proactive relationship between

Educational Advocates Welcomes Ildiko Szekely

Ildi Szekely has extensive experience in teaching, advising, and helping students transition into the rigorous academic collegiate environment. For more than a decade, Ildi has been a teacher, academic advisor, academic coach, and learning disability specialist. Ildi’s passion is education; she thrives around students both as an educator and as a person. Throughout her career in education, Ildi has learned the importance of fostering a culture that is caring, inclusive,

Freshman Survival Guide by Bill McGarvey and Nora Bradbury-Haehl Book Review

My freshman year is clear as day: I pulled up to my campus with my mom and two suitcases ready for whatever was ahead of me and then…it went exactly like nothing I could have planned for. College, especially the fall of my freshman year, was a different kind of growth spurt. I struggled to fit in and while most of my friends were older, I couldn’t seem to socialize with those who were outside my door. I kept to myself, befriended my RA, and kept my head down. I didn’t embrace extracurriculars

Campus Spotlight: University of Florida

Overview

The University of Florida is a large, public research university. Founded in 1853, UF now ranks in the top five of public universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2022). Located in the quintessential college town of Gainesville, UF is home to more than 52,000 students, of which a little over 37,000 are undergraduates. UF offers more than 120 undergraduate majors across 12 colleges and schools, as well as four pre-professional advising programs for students…

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