Entries by Cori Dykman

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. […]

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 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 2018-2019 admissions cycle. It is a video-story platform paid for by these colleges and free for you. Students make short videos to […]