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So, Can I Drop French?

It’s course registration season, one of the most empowering moments during the early years of high school. Especially as you…

Choosing an Educational Counselor

Originally published March 31, 2019 The fundamental role of an independent educational counselor (IEC) is to help students make decisions…

College Cousins: University of Michigan and University of Virginia for Business

Two of our most popular schools offer one of the most popular majors with students today. We’re referring to the…

College Cousins: Drexel University and Northeastern University

Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and Northeastern University, in Boston, are private research universities. They have forged their own paths and,…

Self-Determination Theory: Why Your Kids Should Get Their Feet Wet

Stepping out of doors and out of the routines of work, school, and activities, refreshes our views and offers new…

Water Your Brain

My colleague Jeff takes care of a plant in his office. Well, “takes care of” might more accurately mean, “mostly…

Brain Feeling Sluggish? Play in the Dirt.

Yay, spring! Hey, juniors! How are you doing? I understand that this question from a college counselor can immediately prompt…

Waitlisted: Keep Calm and March On

Congratulations, seniors! You are well on your way to National Decision Day. It has been a very busy year, and…

Well, How Did I Get Here?

Just 10 or 15 years ago, before we could rely on our phones and satellites to keep track of us,…

Why You Should Unplug This Thanksgiving

Please don’t post pics of your turkey dinner. Don’t Instagram your far-flung family with photos of your goings-on while ignoring…