Art school is a real college. There are a lot of misconceptions of what a degree in the performing and visual arts entails… that an arts degree is not rigorous, that graduates will have less options in the employment market, or that as a performing or visual arts student, I will get to solely focus on the work I want to make.
Five Principles For Student Success In The Classroom
Year after year, millions of soon-to-be high school graduates tap their feet nervously as yet another head of school rambles on about this new chapter in their lives. A dozen Hallmark cards filled with cash and a few months later, it’s time to head off to school.
Episode 97: 5 Minutes to Tell Your Story
The average amount of time an admissions officer has to read your entire application is five minutes. How can students capture and keep the attention of an admissions officer (or interviewer) in such a short amount of time? How do you tell your story without ever meeting the person who’s deciding whether or not to admit you?
Episode 95: An Introduction to the Birkman Method
If getting one student through the college admission process is a feat of its own, imagine working with dozens at the same time! Wendy Andreen is a former high school college counselor who has done exactly that.
Episode 94: Staying Out of the “Whirlpool”
Have you heard of the high school whirlpool effect? It’s when students and parents get barraged with rumors and speculation about how to approach the college application process by others.
Episode 91: How to Get Organized For the College Search
The college application process can get unwieldy for both students and parents as there are so many deadlines to keep track of. Getting organized is a key component of the application process and one in which Jessica and Sawyer of Virtual College Counselors can shed some light on.
Episode 90: Keep Your Hands Off My Essays!
As a parent who has just launched her third and last child to college, I know how tempting it is to “help” edit kids’ essays. What starts out as a simple suggestion turns into something like “ What if you just wrote something like …” All of the good natured advice and guidance has turned into “our” essay.
Episode 88: What to Ask When Hiring an Educational Consultant
When starting the college admissions process, many families seek outside help from independent educational consultants. How do families find an independent educational consultant for their student? What questions should they ask when interviewing the educational consultants? Are there certain criteria every educational consultant should have in terms of experience or certifications?
Episode 85: Undecided About Your College Major
Picking a college major can be stressful for students, especially if they enter college undecided. Dr. Leslie Tucker, owner of Dr, will provide the College Scoops community with tips and tricks on how to pick a college major. If you are a student struggling to pick a major, Leslie Tucker is here to help.