How many colleges should I apply to? Truthfully, there’s no right or wrong answer to this question. Each case and student is completely different. Each college is different. And how they want to craft each class of students varies from year to year. What doesn’t change too much is the basic strategy for applying to […]
About Justin Laman
With a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, Justin took on the world as a journalist in New York City. He switched gears in 2003 to follow his family’s tradition of work in education. After running successful East Coast summer programs for colleges and secondary schools, he knew he was ready to create a new kind of program that he would have enjoyed as a high school student. Justin has been operating pre-college summer programs for 11 years and founded Blueprint in 2007.
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Summertime. Long days splashing around in the lake, taking road trips with the family and hanging out with your friends. No school work, no stress of academics. Who would want to spend their free time attending a pre-college summer program? Working on college applications and spending 5 hours a day in a classroom? That […]
Attending a pre-college summer program is a great way for high school students to prepare for the transition to college. Experience life on campus. Test drive a future major. Meet students from all over the world. Develop skills to succeed. Pre-college programs help students get ready for college in a number of ways! In speaking […]
Asheville, NC – August 16th, 2017 – Blueprint Summer Programs, Inc., the leader in pre-college summer programs for high school students, has been recognized as No. 851 on Inc. Magazine’s 2017 list of America’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Blueprint now joins an elite group that in past years has included GoPro, Clif Bar and Patagonia, […]
While in high school, students and parents both spend a lot of time and energy navigating the admissions process. Ensuring their scores are high, their interests are varied. They’ve researched potential careers and majors. And selected the perfect college. So much focus is given to getting accepted to the right college, but many fail to […]
It’s that time of year again…college application time! It all comes down to this moment. You have worked for 13+ years, studying, making good grades and joining clubs just for this! You can see the finish line ahead, but yet…you’re not quite there. It’s not time to slack off, but it’s also not time to […]
Senior year can be a blur for most students. It often seems like time is flying by and there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. High school can be extremely stressful at times, not to mention adding on the stress of college admissions. Though most college admissions decisions have already […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Choose your campus. Blueprint has selected six very special schools, each with a distinctive personality.
Pick your course. Blueprint courses are fun and rewarding. No homework. No tests. No stress!
Decide how long you want to stay. Decide to stay one week or two weeks and you are registered. Done!
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