The Gap Year: Is It Right For You?

By: Mia Myklebust   Many high school students (and their parents) think that the only way to go to college is to start the year after high school. Since a young age we have been programmed to think of the college process in a certain order, however, this is not necessarily the best option for […]

Application Season Tip: Say Thank You

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   College application season is in full swing, and today I’d like to take a moment to remind all Seniors of the importance of saying “Thank You” to the people who are helping you get your applications together: your teachers and your counselor.       Why you should say thank […]

Why Missing School Is A Bad Idea

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Why missing school is pretty much one of the worst things you can do.   When you’re really sick you can’t (and you shouldn’t) go to school, but when you’re just skipping school, well, I’d like to talk to you about why that is just an awful idea. It might […]

You Can Go To College

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Are you interested in going to college?  Do you wonder what college is or what it would be like?  Do you maybe not even know anyone who went to college?  I want to go on record as telling you that you CAN go to college.  You can do this.  You […]

An Interview With Fred Rugg of Rugg’s Recommendations: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our interview with Fred Rugg, author of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges. The book, now in its 29th edition, is an excellent college guidebook that helps students, parents, and counselors get accurate college rankings and ratings. Check out Part 1 of our interview for more background on Fred Rugg.  By: Susanna Cerasuolo, […]

An Interview with Fred Rugg of Rugg’s Recommendations: Part 1

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Fred Rugg is a nationally known expert on colleges, and his book, Rugg’s Recommendations On the Colleges, is one of the best college guidebooks available. Rugg’s Recs, currently in its 29th edition, lists which colleges have strong departments in each major. Counselors across the country consider Ruggs Recs an invaluable […]

Things I’m Glad I Did In College

By: Mia Myklebust   Took a class just because it sounded cool This is one of the great aspects of college. If a class sounds exciting or interesting you can take it just for the heck of it. It’s great to have this type of freedom after the structure of high school, plus most colleges […]

A Day in the Life of a College Student: UC Berkeley

By: Hailee Donohgue   You might think that after four years of high school I would have adapted to waking up at the crack of dawn. I am now a freshman in college, my classes start at 10:00 a.m. and I still can’t do it. I’ve overslept for the second time this week. I look […]