How to Choose Your High School Courses

How to Choose Your High School Courses

When deciding between the courses offered by your high school, you will likely have many questions about what is best. Making better decisions earlier along the high school pathway can lead to a more balanced, stronger transcript for applying to college. Here are 4 guidelines to keep in mind when choosing high school courses. While there may not always be a clear path, particularly during the earlier years, following these guidelines will certainly help.

Demonstrated Interest

A term which is somewhat unknown to many new to the college search and application process has been gaining a lot more attention recently. ‘Demonstrated Interest’ is real and very much alive! Although one can not be certain how much weight it has in the admission decision, it is not something to be brushed aside.

Scholarmatch

Scholarmatch

Last Sunday, I took a crazy red-eye flight home from what was a whirlwind of a trip to San Francisco. I almost spent more time traveling than I did in the actual city, but I used my time well! The purpose of my trip was to attend the Scholarmatch Coach Convening, a day of training and networking for all college coaches volunteering with them this year. It is my first year working with Scholarmatch and I am very excited about their mission. 

Parenting Your Child Through the College Application Process

Parenting Your Child Through the College Application Process


While helping your child search for and apply to college is an exciting time, you are most likely battling both of your feelings of stress and anxiety on the side. Here are several tips to tackle those feelings and help you and your student along the way.

ACM Featured in YesCollege.com Podcast

ACM Featured in YesCollege.com Podcast

I was recently asked by Shawn Hawksworth of yescollege.com to join him on a podcast and provide some advice on the college application process. Shawn host’s an informative podcast aimed at demystifying the college degree and application process. Each week he interviews experts from various fields to help students learn more about the many different majors and programs offered at colleges across the US. Listen in to our podcast to hear more about the application process today! Continue to follow the YesCollege podcast to hear from various experts in higher education each week.

Campus Visits Done Right

Campus Visits Done Right

What may seem to be a long drive for a boring tour given by an overly peppy guide who speaks faster than ever imagined possible is actually more valuable than most families think if done right. Giving the students a clearer picture of what they want and don't want from their future college, allowing them a chance to demonstrate interest to their top choices, getting their questions answered and showing them what they are working for and where they may be in a short time are all reasons not to forgo the campus visits. Here are 5 tips for getting the out of your next campus visit.

New Years Resolutions for High School Students Considering College

New Years Resolutions for High School Students Considering College

Most 15 and 16 year olds are thinking about their next game, their latest high school crush, or getting their driver’s license, not about their college plans for 2 -3 years down the road. It seems a bit unfair that they should have to think about such important things at a young age, but that is what the process has become and it is in their best interest to start early. Here are four resolutions for high school students considering college.