North Carolina College Road Trip: High Point University, UNC Chapel Hill, Davidson and Duke

At High Point University, Cottrell Hall includes The Flanagan Center for Student Success, which is known for experiential learning, including career and internship opportunities. As college admissions experts, we are frequently invited to multi-day, immersive campus visits to learn about new developments and better educate our clients. Our recent re-visit to High Point University in North Carolina ...

Ten Unique Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

It’s that time of the year again, when we’re all trying to find the perfect gifts for the special people in our lives. Sometimes the hardest part is coming up with ideas. I consulted with Gail Ockerbloom, owner of Studio on the Common in Winchester, who doesn’t just sell gifts, she and her staff offer inspiration: describe your special person and they will come up with several reasonably priced ...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teens

If you need gift ideas for teens, check out these suggestions for books and technology: Books: Our friends at Wellesley Books offer suggestions in a range of genres: The Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway. If you enjoyed Boys in the Boat, you will like The Three Year Swim Club.  A revolutionary teacher turns swim coach and trains generations of Hawaiian sharecroppers’ children into world ...

Mining the Data: Retention & Graduation Rates

Joan K. Casey As a high school student evaluating colleges, it is challenging to interpret the available data in a way that is relevant to you personally. So here we take a close look at retention and graduation rates and some of the reasons behind the numbers. The freshman retention rate indicates the percent of enrolled freshmen that return for their sophomore year. The 4- and 6- year graduation ...

Early Acceptances: 2015

As you can see from the list below, our clients apply to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Congratulations to our student clients on their acceptances to date. More to come! University of Arizona Bard College Bentley University Brandeis University Brown University Clark University Connecticut College Curry College Eckerd College High Point University Lafayette College Lasell ...

Rebecca Kenney Joins Educational Advocates

We are pleased to welcome a new college consultant to our team. Rebecca Kenney was previously a guidance counselor in the Quincy (Massachusetts) Public Schools. In that role, Rebecca served as a consultant to teachers and parents in support of students with special needs. She also supported students directly by providing individual and group counseling. In addition, Rebecca worked as a therapist in ...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teens

If you need gift ideas for teens, check out these suggestions for technology, games and books. Tech Gifts Beats Pill Portable Speakers offer 15 hours of play and can charge and connect to any phone. The Mophie charger offers a compact design that attaches to a key ring so you never have to worry about losing power and not being able to text or return a parent’s call! Games Lily Lejeune, buyer ...

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 ...

Canadian University Fair

Monday, October 7, 2013 — 6:00pm- 8:00pm Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue - Newton, MA 02466 URL: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosnt-boston-marriott-newton/ Deadline: October 7, 2013 Cost: Free Contact: Marc A. Jacques - marc.jacques@international.gc.ca  - 617-247-5123 The Consulate General of Canada in Boston invites you to a Canadian College Fair ...

Change is Coming to The Common Application

Nearly four decades ago, 15 private colleges founded the Common Application in order to offer a standardized means for students to apply to college; however, the “Common App” as it is known, will lose some of its consistency when the board launches an eight million dollar revamp next year. While most of the application will remain the same – such as the familiar layout – the differences are ...
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