How is College Different From High School?

Maybe you’ve been accepted into the college of your dreams, or maybe you’re a little nervous about college because you don’t know what to expect. That is completely understandable. But don’t let that fear keep you from a new experience.  Chances are if you have parents or siblings that went to college, then you probably […]

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 […]

How To Save Money On College Campus Visits

You already know how important college campus visits are for making the final decision about what school to attend, but with so many options, visiting each one can put a serious dent in your wallet. Especially when considering colleges far from home, the cost of airfare, rental car, meals, and more can add up. However, […]

How To Decide Where To Apply To college

Blueprint offers many resources about how to impress college admissions advisors:  take challenging classes, maintain a high GPA, rock your standardized tests and fill your schedule with extracurriculars. But how do you decide which college admissions advisors you want to impress? It’s time to take a look at the schools that make up your top […]

Make Your College Application Stand Out With These 5 Tips

Getting accepted into college involves a combination of following the right steps and ensuring you’ve chosen a good fit. This choice will affect the next four years (and the rest) of your life. Where you live. Friends you make. Relationships you build. Career options you have. It all is impacted by the college you attend. […]

Finding The Right Fit: Types Of Colleges And Universities

By Janet Rosier, Independent Educational Consultant, When I begin working with a high school student to start the college search and application process, I ask a lot of questions. This helps me learn more about my students- their strengths and areas where they may be less confident, their hopes and dreams and aspirations. This also […]

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 […]

Missed the Deadline? College Admissions Decisions Are Still Being Made!

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 […]

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 […]