October 2020 College Expert Newsletter

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Early deadlines are approaching! Learn how colleges will make decisions this year, and review the basics of the FAFSA in our October newsletter. This month’s articles include: How Will Colleges Make Decisions this Year? – Institutions are reassuring applicants and making changes for the better. Majoring in Business/Entrepreneurial Studies – Career paths are plentiful in this popular major. Financial Matters: The FAFSA – …

Ten ways to learn about a college when your visit has been canceled

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This has been a disappointing couple of weeks for college-bound students. Juniors have had to cancel their spring break visits and seniors, hoping to attend admitted student events, are concerned they won’t be able to revisit their top colleges before making a final decision. We feel for you and understand this isn’t quite how you expected this process to look. …

February 2020 College Expert Newsletter

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[ap_column_wrap] [ap_column span=”2″] [/ap_column] [ap_column span=”3″] Read our February 2020 College Expert Newsletter. Here are the topics in this month’s newsletter. School-Year Campus Visits Majoring in Metallurgical Engineering Financial Matters: Understanding Net Price “Elite” Summer Programs [/ap_column] [/ap_column_wrap]

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A Visit to Pitzer College

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By Margaret Duden  When I was in Claremont, CA for the IECA Summer Training Institute, I had an opportunity to visit Pitzer College. Pitzer is a member of the Claremont Consortium of Colleges. Founded in the 1960s, it was created with the mission of advancing social and environmental justice. Pitzer’s motto is Provida Futuri, which means “mindful of the future” …

Spring Break College Visits: What to Know Before You Go

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For those students not hitting the beach this spring break, college visits might be on the docket. But walking around campus and checking out the library and dining hall aren’t the only things you should do to make the most of your school stopover. A school visit requires a little planning before you go. Evaluating a college isn’t just about …

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A Visit to Augustana University

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I was excited to drive to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to meet with my students who are there and revisit Augustana. My visit to Augustana University showed me just how much this affordable, private, Norwegian-heritage liberal arts college has to offer. As the largest private university in the state, Augustana retains a strong alumni network and an enthusiastic “Augie” student body. …

A Visit to Bowdoin College

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Bowdoin College is a small, liberal arts college known for academic rigor and is one of the impressive and highly selective NESCAC colleges. (The New England Small College Athletic Conference.) Bowdoin has a diverse student body, made up of approximately 1,800 students from all over the world, 189 full-time faculty members, and a 9:1 student/faculty ratio. Location Nestled in the …

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A Visit to Dartmouth College

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In September 2017, I had the pleasure of visiting Dartmouth College, the smallest and most intimate of the Ivys, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, and just a two-hour drive from Boston. Dartmouth was founded before the Revolutionary War in 1769 and offers idyllic New England charm, a great college-town atmosphere, academic rigor, and many outlets for social life. Like many …

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A Visit to Middlebury College

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I had the pleasure of touring the Middlebury campus with admissions counselor Margo Graham, who is a Minnesota native. This is a beautiful college campus located in a gorgeous and peaceful New England setting in small town Vermont. Location Founded in 1766, the town of Middlebury was burned to the ground during the Revolutionary War in 1778. As the town …