Entries by Justin Laman

Pro Tip: Decrease Your Number of College Applications

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 […]

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Pre-college Programs

  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 […]

5 Worst Reasons to Attend a Pre-College Summer Program

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 […]

5 Must Have Skills For College Success

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 […]

5 Last Minute Tips For College Applications

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 […]

10 Questions to Ask on a College Campus Tour

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 […]

The FAQs from February!

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, […]