Entries by Cori Dykman

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 […]

ZeeMee

ZeeMee is relatively new on the college admission scene, and is worth evaluating to enhance your applications. ZeeMee has more than 250 college partners, and anticipates it will have around 300 in the 2017-2018 admissions cycle. It is a video-story platform paid for by these colleges and free for you. Students make short videos to […]