During this presentation, we review how to gather data to determine Likely, Target, Reach and Lottery schools, the elements of a balanced list and a student profile example with outcomes. To view the…
Ever wondered what the form looks like for teachers and how colleges look at recommendations? In addition to LORs, Roxana and Jenny also discuss the best ways to keep track…
In 30 minutes Jenny Dumas and Roxana Dommer from College Calm cover the topic of SAT 2 Subject Test, when they are needed and how to find college testing requirements.…
Standardized testing is often the most unpleasant and anxiety-producing part of the college admissions process. We wanted to take the time to answer your most pressing questions and give you the resources you need to figure out what is best for you. In the coming months, we will also go more in-depth into different topics addressed below.
What do my PSAT Scores mean? (more…)
Steps to Completing your UC Application: Materials You Need: You will need a copy of your transcript, test scores, social security number (optional), CA statewide Student ID (for public HS…
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…
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.
- 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 on a class or department specific tours
- Look at last year’s supplement questions
6 Things to do ON your visit (more…)