The College Search: Making Sense of the Noise

By Stacey Milton

The college search should be an exciting process for high school juniors. It is a time of exploration and self-discovery, an opportunity to contemplate what they want for themselves over the next several years, personally and professionally. At it’s best, the college search can be fun and inspiring.

But where do you start? There is an overabundance of information regarding college admissions, and it’s not all created equal. So how do you begin to sift through the brochures, websites and rankings to end up with a reasonable list of “perfect” schools?


Be open-minded.

Remember that “perfect” and … more

Stacey MiltonThe College Search: Making Sense of the Noise

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?