Blueprint @ Stonehill – 2015 Program Director

Kerry-Anne Ryce-Paul | Teacher, Film Enthusiast, Animal Lover   Kerry-Anne Ryce-Paul was born and raised on the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In her mid-teens, she moved with her family to New York City, where she completed her high school education. She received her Bachelors degree from Hunter College of the City University […]

Blueprint @ UVA – 2015 Program Director

 Lauren Lamoly | Educator, Activist, Novice-Runner, Coffee Enthusiast   Lauren Lamoly is a through-and-through Bostonian who recently returned to her home commonwealth after years of schooling and traveling. She attended Lynchburg College in Virginia for her bachelor’s degree in English and San Diego State University for her masters in American Literature. Lauren taught composition, rhetoric, […]

Blueprint @ Georgetown – 2015 Program Director

Vicki Raab | Educator, Athlete, Traveler, Adventurer   Vicki Raab holds a B.A. in History, with a minor in Psychology and Education from Rutgers University, Douglass College. She also received her M.Ed. degree in Social Studies Education by completing a five-year program in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Currently, she is in […]

The Dreaded “Freshman 15”: Myth? Reality? How to Prepare?

Forget having to learn how to passive-aggressively live with a roommate, how to fit into a social group or how to deal with Intro to Economics during your freshmen year, the scariest thing about going to college lies in a frequently repeated saying that haunts high school seniors everywhere. The Freshman 15. You are off […]

Preparing for College Admissions Interviews

By Anne M. Richard, Independent Educational Consultant, It can be difficult to find the right college, as at first glance they can all appear the same. They all offer a multitude of majors, have faculties of talented scholars who teach interesting courses and provide students opportunities to become involved in a myriad of student […]

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 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 […]

2015 Super Sunday Fieldtrips

College isn’t all about academics. When deciding on where to go for higher education, the surrounding town and local activities can be a prime factor in the final decision. During Blueprint’s pre-college summer programs, we want to give you an opportunity to experience college life apart from academia. For students participating in the 2-week programs, […]

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, […]

Here Are the College Majors of Every Player in Super Bowl

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 […]

Now You Can See What Your College Admissions Officers Said About You

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 […]