Entries by Cori Dykman

College Interviews

Preparing for college interviews makes an enormous difference in the abilty to get the right messages across to the admissions staff. Students can make a strong impression, which may significantly improve their candidacy. Preparation and practice are key. Some colleges have difficult and thought provoking questions while others just want to see if you would […]

Colleges Check Your Social Media

What does that mean to you? Carolynn Crabtree, President of Cornerstone Reputation shares these statistics: 67% of admissions officers surveyed searched for applicants on Facebook during the 2014­ – 2015 admissions season 40% found content about the applicant that left a negative impression 53% found content about the applicant left a positive impression 81% of schools […]

College Search and Graduation Websites

College Search Go See Campus provides a free college trip planner, college reviews, student advice, and more. College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States – such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid […]

8 Programs which are Linked to Student Success

First-Year Experience First-year experience programs has been shown to improve Freshman retention rates. These classes bring together smaller groups of students with caring faculty to improve student success while studying an interesting subject. It allows students to bond closely with a faculty member as well as their peers and to integrate more successfully into college. […]

More Questions to Ask on Your College Visit

The more you know about each college, the better your ultimate decision will be. Ask questions and weigh your options. General Academics —How much time do students typically spend on homework? —How much writing and reading are expected? —What is the average class size of introductory classes? —How widely used are teaching assistants on your […]

Why Prep Early for The SAT or ACT?

Studies have shown that preparing early for these tests improves your ultimate scores. Why? Well, preparing early allows for more distributed learning sessions, more contact time, exposure to the material, and more time to take official tests. To understand a concept you need to be able to apply it to other problems that you will be […]

Get To Know Your College Representative

College reps are typically assigned “territories” to manage. They are your direct contact with their college and admissions office. Here are four ways to elevate your standing in their eyes: Meet the Representatives When They Come to your School for an Informational Visit and attend their session. You will see these visit through your school’s […]