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Apr 17, 2020

Demonstrated Interest: Getting on the College’s Radar

It’s simple. Students who DEMONSTRATE INTEREST at colleges who track interest get admitted at higher rates. Colleges want to increase their “yield”. Yield is the number of applicants who actually choose to attend a school where they are accepted. In recent years, while the number of applicants to colleges are up, yield is down.

Mar 11, 2020

What to do when colleges cancel your visit due to Coronavirus

Is Coronavirus sabotaging your plans for spring break college visits? Don’t despair! Here are action tips on how to navigate the college selection and be application ready with this extra free time you’ve suddenly found.

Mar 10, 2020

5 Steps for 10th Graders to Launch the College Search

While the junior year is known as the most challenging academically and the crucial year for the college-bound journey, it is wise to jump-start the process in the spring of 10th grade. Families are often surprised to learn or be reminded, that by the completion of the first semester sophomore year the GPA for college application has reached the halfway point.

Jan 14, 2020

5 Tips for Successful College Visits

College visits cost time and money, so investing time into planning your visit is key to making the most of your time on the road. Likely, you are limited on the number of schools you can visit, so take the time to make wise choices of where you’ll go. Next, thoroughly research the school online before you go. Sites like College Navigator and CollegeBoard will give you important information such as retention and graduation rates along with average net price paid to attend and degrees offered. You also don’t want to ask a question on your visit that could have been easily answered on the school site.

May 16, 2018

Your Guide to College

A journey with 4,000 possible destinations deserves a seasoned guide! LEAP journeys with students through all pieces ...

Dec 20, 2017

Why College Visits Should be Complete by May 1st

Think of the last place you were that felt deserted. Nearly empty stadium? An island accessible by boat? A college ca...

Oct 12, 2015

The Two (or more!) Week Rule

This time of year many seniors are feeling behind on applications. As we step in to assist, there’s the reminder of ...

May 22, 2014

Summer To-Do for Rising Juniors

Sophomore year is coming to a close. Students are thinking they are “half-way through” high school. While that may be...

Apr 17, 2014

My 4 Surprises of Greek Life

Welcome to Guest Blogger, Jack Johnson (U of Cincinnati, ’17) When I first entered college, I had no idea what to do...

Mar 14, 2013

4 Ways to Grab a College’s Attention

Demonstrated Interest is a term that doesn’t always make it into the college selection dialogue, but it should. With...

Dec 11, 2012

Relax and Master Your College Interview

The thirty to sixty minutes you have in an interview with a college is certainly not to make or break your admission...

Apr 17, 2012

What’s a Parent To Do?

In short: Not Much! I know that answer disappoints multitudes of parents of college-bound high school students. The i...
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