Tag Archives: US college admissions

Do deadlines really matter?

Are you going to meet your application deadlines?

Are you going to meet your application deadlines?

What frustrates you more – being on time for a show and it starting late, or arriving late for a train and it departing when it was scheduled? If you answered the former, there’s not a whole lot you can do, as that situation is out of your direct control. If you get frustrated more when you are the one late, use that as motivation when you are applying to U.S. colleges and universities. Why? Deadlines matter. Continue reading

Beginning the college search

What's important to you?

What’s important to you?

Probably the hardest decisions we make in life are the ones where we don’t have all the information we need, or, worse yet, don’t know which questions to ask.  Researching possible college choices in the U.S., if you don’t have a significant knowledge base of the higher education system in the States, can be like making a decision in a vacuum. Deciding on what schools to apply to simply because you have heard of them is not exactly an informed decision and can actually be quite counterproductive. What really matters to you as you choose a U.S. college? Is it reputation, academic majors, location, size, or other factors? Continue reading