Resources and information for college applicants.
Summer is a great time to explore something new. In this webinar, we discuss many different ways you can explore your interests over the summer. From delving into podcasts to traveling abroad there are so many ways students can use part of their summer to better understand what they might want to pursue in college.
Below are definitions and examples of different types of colleges (liberal arts colleges, research universities, specialty schools and comprehensive colleges). Much of the content is from College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, by Robin Mamlet and Christine Vandevelde. This is a great book if you are looking for a comprehensive and easy to read book for both parents and students about the college process.
Choosing the type of college that matches your educational priorities and goals is just one step in the process of finding schools that are a good match for you. One of the best places to start is to look at a school’s mission statement or letter from the President. The language, tone and content of a mission statement can tell you about university priorities, values and strengths.
These are just ideas . . . . highlight the questions you are interested in and then plan to ask them on your visits. ACADEMICS: Do you have a learning community or other freshman experience? Do you have a required core curriculum? How much interaction, if any, will the typical undergrad have with tenured professors?
17 things you can do to Maximize your College Visits * to review our 30 minute talk click here and start at minute 11. 6 things to do BEFORE you visit Research the school and major options Email local Admissions Counselor or Regional Representative to personalize your visit with a class visit or interview Contact coaches, departments, professors or current students Prepare a list of questions you want to ask Schedule time to sit in
Below is the text from a great article by Audrey Kahane that was originally posted on www.northjersey.com. Whether you are making a college list or completing your applications, being introspective is an important step in the college admissions process. When preparing for an interview, think about who you are and what you’re looking for in a college. Try to start your essays before any interview so that you have articulated your thoughts and are more