News from College Consulting Services

News from College Consulting Services

Colleges’ Fall Plans with Covid 19

Arguably, one of the worst things about the Covid-19 crisis for college communities is the uncertainty that it is producing.  College administrators don’t know the best course of action for opening in the fall due to the hazards presented by the virus.  The common...

Hard Decisions in Hard Times

I am afraid that the COVID-19 situation has made for many disappointed collegebound high school juniors and seniors.  My heart goes out to the seniors in particular as the spring of their senior year, for all intents and purposes, is being “cancelled”.  This would...

Is it Impossible to get In?

Have College Admissions become more Difficult? I think if this question were asked of the general public, we would hear a resounding, “Yes!”  But in reality, I don’t think this is true.  Let’s look at a few facts: 1) according to census data, the population of...

College Admission Rule Changes

Generally speaking, I like change.  I’m known to re-paint a room a totally different color, trade in a not-so-old-car on a whim or put a new photo on my screensaver, within a moment’s notice.  Shaking things up is a good thing, I think.  But, I’m afraid I’m having a...

College Visits

Visiting colleges can be an overwhelming part of the college selection process for both parents and students alike.  With over 3,800 colleges in the country how do you know where to start and what do you look for?  There is so much to know about each school  - even if...

Reporting Test Scores: A Primer

Which test scores should I self-report? How do I report them? Do I have to send official score reports and when? What is a "superscore"? Can I use one? What is "Score Choice"? Handling test scores has gotten complicated. Read on for an overview: Self Reporting: All...

Which College Admissions Test?

I am often asked which college admissions test a student should take.  In my opinion, a student should try both the SAT Reasoning Test and the ACT.  I think this advice holds water now more than ever since the Revised SAT came out in 2016.  The Revised SAT and the ACT...

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Nancy Federspiel, MS
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