Avoiding Fall Frenzy

by Cassie Nichols

It’s here again: that time of year when America’s collective advertising space is deluged with images of happy teens in snappy new clothes, toting cool new backpacks and booting up shiny new laptops, each heading for the coolest, most stylish school year ever, thanks to stunning deals at their local retailer.

Back to schoolBut there’s something lurking beneath the flashy ads and frenetic back-to-school hype. As all-consuming as teen fashion and high school social mores can be, there’s a higher purpose to these four years: preparing for college.

With that in mind, here are a few important—if somewhat less … more

Cassie NicholsAvoiding Fall Frenzy

You’re In! Now what?

girl graduating high school and headed to college

by Stacey Milton

Did you hear a collective sigh of relief on May 1st? The National Decision Day has passed, and high school seniors have chosen their college and submitted enrollment deposits, marking the official end of the 2015-2016 admissions cycle.

Over the next few months, students will be notified about housing, orientation, and other important steps they will need to complete before they arrive on campus in the fall. It’s quite likely that this information will be communicated via email, so students must get into the habit of checking email regularly, or they could miss out on … more

Stacey MiltonYou’re In! Now what?

The College Specific Podcast: An Interview with Cody Hartley from Uncollege.org

College Specific Podcast: study skillsIn this episode, Cassie interviews Cody Hartley, Director of Admissions at UnCollege, an organization that offers students a gap year plan that incorporates travel and internship opportunities. If you or your child is considering an alternative to going straight to college after graduation, this interview will present a range of intriguing possibilities, insights and examples of how to get the most out of gap year.


Note: we recorded this episode in our office instead of our usual sound studio, so the sound quality is a bit more “organic” than usual.

As always, we hope you enjoy the College … more

Cassie NicholsThe College Specific Podcast: An Interview with Cody Hartley from Uncollege.org