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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 […]

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 […]

2 Years In a Row! Blueprint Named to Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies

Asheville, NC – September 11, 2018 – Blueprint Summer Programs, Inc., the leader in pre-college summer programs for high school students, has been recognized as #1384 on Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. This is the second year in a row that Blueprint has received this honor. Blueprint experienced a three-year growth […]

8 Reasons To Attend Pre-College Programs!

Summer is right around the corner! With most high schools pushing through second semester, it’s easy to dream of pool lounging and Netflix binging. But, don’t give in to that temptation! (at least not entirely…) Spend a couple weeks this summer on a college campus, getting ready for the upcoming years. If that doesn’t sound […]

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, […]

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. Are pre-college programs really worth it?

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 […]

What You Need To Know Before Going To College

Learning the college admissions process. Determining the best way to study for tests. Figuring out how to get along with a roommate. These are all things high school students (hopefully) learn before heading off to college. But what about everything else? Those things that will make your college experience 10x better, but aren’t as common […]