When I started looking at colleges in 2008, I went to 3 college fairs, completed multiple searches on CollegeBoard.com and visited over 10 colleges. However, the deciding moment came when I stepped on the Quad at Gardner-Webb for a college campus tour. We weren’t even 5 minutes in to the tour, had only visited the […]
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We get loads of great questions from you about dorms, food, roommates ~ you name it. Here are the hits from the past month! 1. Can I take 2 courses? A. This is a little known secret about your Blueprint program. The answer is yes, but for 2 week students only. In the registration system, […]
How important is your major? It’s an open question, just meant as food for thought. There are so many options and so much personal growth that happens before your 25 that committing to a major can seem daunting… and sometimes ridiculous. There are the 1% of students who know in their heart of hearts who […]
Since 1974, you’ve been able to legally request and receive a college’s notes on your application. The only thing? Nobody really knew it until about a week ago. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 requires schools to hand over admissions documents within 45 days of receiving the request for information. That’s […]
Blueprint never stops hiring. Finding the best people on the planet for your summer program is a 24/7/365 gig. The search for talent never, ever, stops over here. And it’s exhausting, but it’s a heck of a lot of fun too. You meet amazing people every day that believe in the power of pre-college summer […]
One of Blueprint’s main goals is to help our students identify colleges where they will thrive ~ where they will get the most bang for their buck. So, naturally, when you’re helping a student compile a list of schools that are a good fit you’re also creating a bucket of throwaway schools that are a […]
This is a great list compiled by MarketWatch.com. Each link rolls through to an explanation: 1. Not all grades are created equal 2. We don’t trust your essay 3. We’re having second thoughts about the SAT 4. Obsessing over class ranking? That’s adorable 5. It pays to make nice with your teacher 6. We only […]
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For those of you still looking for a great college, NACAC just released a list of over 250 schools that did not hit their admissions targets. You may still have time to get these colleges your FAFSA and CSS Profile aid form information and qualify for some need-based aid, or possibly land a significant tuition […]
By Janet Rosier, Independent Educational Consultant, www.janetrosier.com High school students and their parents are inundated with advice about college admissions. Everyone you speak to, it seems, has a theory on what is the most important factor in a student’s chance of being admitted to FirstChoice University. It is high SAT scores. It is being an […]
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