The College Advisor Newsletter
Weil College Advising discusses 5 Tips for making college applications easier, How to Measure your chances for admissions and When Should you take the SAT?
Greetings!Somehow, summer is never long enough. Hope you had a good one though.Your September newsletter is attached.In this issue you'll find articles that focus on back-to-school and college application concerns:Decoding College Application Plans - knowing when and...
Here’s the latest from my desk:
• Adjusting to College Life – Understanding the most common challenges reported by freshmen – and what to do about them — can make the transition to college life go more smoothly for both students and their parents.
• Majoring in Landscape Architecture – If you’re creative, interested in the environment and science, and enjoy working with people, landscape architecture may be just the career for you.
• Talking to Your Kids About Money – They use gift cards, credit cards, debit cards and apps such as Venmo and PayPal. Money, the green stuff, is not a meaningful part of many teenagers’ lives. Before your child leaves for college, a conversation about finances is in order.
• How Movies Can Help You Write Better Application Essays – The best college application essay, don’t merely tell what happened to you; they also let admission officers understand why what happened matters. To do that in 650 words or less you need to think like a screenwriter.
Greetings! Just returned from the IECA conference with lots of ideas for new articles! Here’s your May issue. Inside you’ll find:
• Five Career Planning Ideas for High School Students – Here are five things you can do now – while you’re still in high school – to start thinking about possible careers.
• Majoring in Art & Design – Do you have a passion for painting, drawing or designing but feel unsure about how you can turn your love of art into a career? Bachelor’s programs in fine or visual arts or in design can help you achieve your goal of a fulfilling career.
• Does Attending College Still Make Financial Sense? – Media stories about the rising cost of a college education and student debt, combined with the lingering economic effects of the recession, have led many people to question whether it still makes financial sense to attend college.
• Summer Campus Visits – While summer may not be the ideal time to visit, it frequently is the most practical time for busy families
Spring is here, and college applications are around the corner! Here's the latest from my desk: Facts & Myths about Liberal Arts EducationAsk twenty people what they think about the term “liberal arts education” and you’ll likely get twenty different responses....
Fresh from my desk! Take a look at these articles…
• Lessons Learned by Parents about Campus Visits – some sage advice from parents who have “been there, done that”.
• Dual Degrees – 3-2 Engineering Programs – for students not sure that they want to become engineers or those who wish to explore more of the liberal arts, a combined 3-2 program offers students the best of both worlds.
• The Most Generous Colleges – students who are thoughtful and wisely apply to colleges that really fit their profile, and where they fit the colleges’ interests, may be pleasantly surprised by financial support offers heading their way through ‘Merit-based’ aid.
• Maximizing Your Summer Break – summer provides the best opportunity for future college applicants to separate themselves from the pack.
• Wallowing on the Waitlist – nationally, only about 20% of waitlisted students are admitted each year. If you really want to be among those who are, you need to be proactive
Take a peak at the articles we’ve prepared for you this month, and click the link below for your Newsletter!
• Athletic Recruiting – families may dream of “signing day” but what are the realities facing prospective college athletes?
• Majoring in Statistics/Data Science – Data Science was just named the #1 career by Glassdoor and the “sexiest career of the 21st century” by the Harvard Business Review. Could this be a career for you?
• Understanding Net Price – Families often experience sticker shock when contemplating the cost of college, but it’s the net price, rather than the sticker price, that prospective students need to consider.
• Don’t Get Caught Up in Senior Slump – Every year some students get a little too relaxed and cling to a false sense of teenage invulnerability. And every year, to the shock of these students, colleges across the country revoke a small but significant number of their acceptances
In the January issue we feature:
Helping Your Child Succeed, Majoring in Neuroscience, Trends in Student Loans, Searching for Performing Arts Colleges, After Your Applications Have Been Submitted.
In this month issue we feature: SAT or ACT? Deciding Which Test is Right for You, Majoring in Cyber-security,
Searching for Scholarships, Religiously-affiliated Colleges.
This month’s newsletter features: Big Fish or Little Fish: Are you better suited to being a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond? Majoring in Actuarial Science, Net Price Calculators, Acing that Interview and
Should Standardized Tests be the Standard?
At Weil College Advising we utilize a unique, holistic approach to counsel families. We pride ourselves of knowing each one of our students and provide a service tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. More...
- "Let's Talk About College" - Greenburgh Public Library. White Plains
- "The Road to College" - New Castle Town Hall, Conference Room - Chappaqua (across the street from the Chappaqua Library)
- What Colleges are Really Looking for in Admissions - White Plains
- Financial Aid for College - Greenburgh Public Library
- The College Application Essay - JCC Mid Westchester
COLLEGE COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS - Tuesday, January 21, 7 to 8 Greenburgh Public Library. 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. Learn about the financial aid “big picture” and how to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants and merit aid.
THE FIVE COMPONENTS OF A WINNER COLLEGE APPLICATION - Tuesday, March 17 - 7 to 8 pm GPL, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. What are competitive colleges looking for in an applicant? Learn what you can do now to increase your chances of admission!
FIVE TIPS TO BUILD A SOLID COLLEGE LIST - Tuesday, May 19 - 7 to 8 pm - GPL 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. How do you pick from thousands of options? Where do you start? What are the main components of a good college list? Learn tips from a pro!
THE COMMON APP ESSAY: DO’S AND DON’TS Tuesday, August 11 - 7 to 8 pm - GPL 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY Learn what colleges are looking for in the common app essay, and how to develop an essay that will “do the job.”