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Returning to College (a lot different than is used to be)

Going back to school should be a rewarding and exciting time.  We are fortunate to live in a moment where we have more options that fit so many of our needs and learning styles.  However, some may feel overwhelmed at the plethora of options, finding it hard to choose the best university. I’ve been an […]

Looking for a Career Change? Take the Right Steps

Many college students have struggled with deciding on the right major.  In some cases, students enter college without a firm idea of what to major in, and hurriedly pick one based on mild appeal or popularity, then when they enter the workforce, realize that it was not right for them. If this has happened to […]

College Checklist: What to Do before Committing to a School

You already knew that college would be difficult,especially if you are working full-time. But did anyone ever tell you how hard it would be to make a decision about which college to attend? Once you’ve chosen which schools you would be interested in attending, you have a big choice to make: which of these schools […]

Men Lagging in Education Enrollments

Women are outpacing men at collegiate enrollment levels. At first glance it might not appear alarming. However, considering the fact that top employers often require workers to have some college education, the growing trend of women outdistancing men at post-secondary education enrollment levels gives cause for concern.

Create an Education Plan before College

For high school seniors, it not always easy to imagine what life will look like four years down the road – or sometimes even four months down the road! Starting college is an exciting time with a lot of change and new things on the horizon, and there are sure to be plenty of surprises […]

College Timeline: Making the Final Decision

By the middle of spring as high school winds down to a close, you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from seniors: colleges have sent their acceptance and rejection letters, and the waiting game is over. But the last step, making the final decision about which college to attend, requires a great deal […]

College Timeline: Waiting for and Receiving Decision Letters

Gathering all the components and sending out all your college applications is a daunting process, but the good news is that once that step is completed, most of the leg-work of your pre-college timeline is finished. But the waiting game that comes next brings its own unique challenges and hurdles you may not have anticipated. […]

Considering a Graduate Degree? Answer these questions first

By Jeremy Couch If you are thinking about pursuing your graduate degree, let me be the first to commend you for your desire to attain new knowledge and improve your career options. Deciding to enroll in a graduate program is a major step that should not be entered into lightly. Instead, it should be given […]

Modular Campus?

Guest Post By Julie Cook With many schools facing closures due to budget concerns, it is unsurprising that so many educational leaders think that the expansion, refurbishment and modernization of existing buildings is beyond reach – even though in many cases that is exactly what is needed to refresh a struggling establishment. We all know […]

College Timeline: Selecting and Applying to Schools

After you’ve made the decision to go to college after high school, there are quite a few steps still left to take over the course of a couple of months. Being organized and understanding when you should be in which stage of the process can help to make the steps seem a little less intimidating […]