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New Tools for the College Search

It is almost impossible to keep up with all the apps, books, search engines and websites about college. Here is a round up of some recent, noteworthy resources:

YouVisit Video Tours offers the highest quality walking campus video tours I have seen. I watched the one for Indiana University in Bloomington since I will be visiting campus in April and wanted a preview. It felt very similar to a live tour given by a student. While there are many tours live on the site, others are still being…

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College Endowments and the Student Experience

“Which college is better?” This question came up in a recent conversation with a family about two universities, one a large state university and the other a large private university. It is a good question to ask, but a hard one to answer since so much of what makes a college “good” for any individual student is so dependent on that student’s needs and interests.

So let’s assume for a moment that a family is evaluating two colleges that they already think are a good fit academically …

College Research: Five Tips For Evaluating Fit

If you are a high school junior beginning your college search, you have probably perused a guide book such as The Fiske Guide To Colleges, visited college websites and maybe even logged into a popular college review site such as College Prowler or Unigo. If you find that many of the college descriptions are starting to sound similar and you aren’t sure what to look for, you are not alone. Here are five tips to getting to the important points.

  1. Check the List of Majors. This seems obvious,

From “Service Learning” to “Learning To Serve”

A new philosophy on service trips abroad

By Nate Marcus

Danielle Papi had become disenchanted. Although her “voluntourism” organization had raised money to establish, build and paint a school in rural Cambodia, the day she opened it to a stream of students, she came to a stunning realization—there were no available teachers who were qualified to teach the students. Papi, in her dedication to creating a school, had assumed they would simply appear.

A desire to do good in the world…

Tips for a Successful College Visit

Chances are you’ll have the opportunity to visit at least some of the colleges you are considering. In fact, campus visits can be the most important factor in helping prospective students assess whether a college’s location, academic offerings, atmosphere and community are a good fit. Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your college visit:

1. Visit at the Right Time.

So you have an upcoming school vacation—that’s an obvious time for a college visit, right? Not so

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Beware: Increased Prescription Drug Abuse on College Campuses

Young adults ages 18 to 22 are the biggest abusers of prescriptions drugs. College students are twice as likely to abuse stimulant medications such as Adderall or Ritalin (which are used to treat ADHD) as those who do not attend college at all—or part-time students.

“Stimulant abuse is a hidden addiction,” said Michael Ferullo, a social worker with a private practice in Brookline. “Many college students use them to stay up late to study or write papers—but they don’t have…

Rising Seniors Recommend their Favorite Books

If you are like most high school students, summer is your time for pleasure reading Each year, we ask our clients who are soon to be seniors to name their favorite books. Some of their suggestions are below along with additional recommendations in the genre.


Best Sellers Turned Films. Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being A Wallflower is the coming-of-age story of Charlie whose letters to a stranger become a coping mechanism for dealing with the loss of his dear friend and…

College Essay Workshops

Get a Jump on Your College Essay this Summer!

For rising seniors, now is the time to start thinking about writing a college essay. Our essay writing workshop will help students get a jump start on the essay. At the end of the workshop, students will leave with a solid first draft of a compelling personal statement to use during the college admissions process.

During the session students will work with their peers and season writing professionals, Joan Casey and Sarah Llewellyn,

Join sports and activities for a smooth college transition

College Athletics: Walking On to a Team

Research shows that the number one factor leading to a successful college transition and a satisfying experience is getting deeply involved in at least one extracurricular activity. If you were a high school athlete and decided to forego the athletic recruitment process, you might find yourself missing the camaraderie of teamwork or the physical challenge inherent in competitive sports. Keep in mind that there may still be an opportunity for you to participate in your sport…

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