Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6 PM – 8 PM
Boston Marriott, Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Institutions in attendance will include:
- Acadia University
- Bishop’s University
- Concordia University
- Dalhousie University
- McGill University
- Mount Allison University
- Mount Saint Vincent University
- Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
- Saint Francis Xavier University
- Saint Mary’s University
- Université de Montréal
- University of British Columbia
As a college freshman, you probably just finished a whirlwind of orientation activities, settled into your room, and perhaps attended a few classes, or drifted to a party with the other students on your hall. You have probably met lots of nice people—but it may not feel the same as it does with your high school friends— maybe it’s not even close. Here are a few points to keep in mind:
- Give it Time. Chances are you spent years forming the bonds you have with your high school friends. You
In the past two weeks, eager college freshmen and their parents packed boxes for shipping or loading into the trunk of the car. There was most likely a trip to Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond for dorm essentials, or possibly to REI for pre-orientation wilderness trip gear. Inevitably, moms or dads shed some tears while saying goodbye to their college matriculant—or on the long drive home where they could veil their tears.
Some parents are surprised at the depth of the sadness they…
Many colleges ask a variation on the “Why do you want to attend our college question?” Their goal is to determine how well you know yourself and their college, if you have interests and ideas about what you want to gain from your college experience and to see if you are a good fit for the school. Keep these tips in mind as you write your “Why Us?” essay.
1. Be interesting. Students applying to a popular Washington D.C. college often send us a first draft to this type of question with a lead…
If you are considering Greek life in college (or if your child is), Robbins’ latest book takes a deep look into fraternity life at three different (not identified) campuses. By profiling different students in their journey through the rush process, and their experience as “brothers,” Robbins shows how significantly the experience can vary not only from one campus to another, but also from one house to another at the same college. She covers the risks—substance use disorder,…
There are many ways to write a college admissions essay, and students’ approaches range from the meticulous (pre-writing, outlining, and then writing) to the more free form. While we have offered advice on how to write the admissions essay, giving you advice on what to do is only part of the story. Here are some things that you should avoid when writing your college admissions essay (or any essay for that matter):
1. Writing Too Much – The Common Application main essay has a 650 word…
Why is asking for help so hard? The expectations of college are much different from high school. Students are in class less often and are expected to study independently. There are no parents around reminding them to do their work or get a head start on the paper.
This is a particular challenge for students who have relied on tutors, a learning center or other academic resources during high school. For students with learning differences, organizational or other challenges, the…
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…
The main college essay in the Common Application is often referred to as a personal statement. Why personal? Because the essay should help the reader gain insight into who the student is as a person. It’s an essay that should be introspective and reflect what is meaningful to you.
Before you turn to the empty document on your computer screen to start writing, it is essential that you spend some time thinking—about your life, your values and the memories you hold dear. Keep in mind…
You’ll be off to college before you know it. You spent so much time thinking about applying, so now it’s time to think about what you will do once you arrive on campus.
Here are five essential experiences for your college years:
1. Join An Activity. Did you know that the number one initiative a student can take to ensure their happiness during freshmen year of college is to join an activity? This is backed up by reams of research. So get yourself to a club fair or log into the clubs and organizations…