Posts by Dave Bergman:

Best Private Schools in Charlotte – 2024

Posted on: 07 Dec 2023

As parents, there are a multitude of considerations guiding your decision of which Charlotte-Area high school will be best for your child. Ultimately, your final selection will need to balance your teen’s academic, emotional, and social needs with financial and logistical considerations. Are you looking for a boarding school or day school? Are you looking […]

Best Private Schools in the Bay Area – 2024

Posted on: 06 Dec 2023

The Bay Area is home to an extraordinary number of excellent private schools. Whether you are looking for a school in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, or anywhere in between, there is no shortage of terrific options. Of course, your decision-making process must balance your teen’s academic, emotional, and social needs with financial and logistical […]

Best Private Schools in Houston – 2024

Posted on: 30 Nov 2023

With 100+ private schools to choose from in the Houston area, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a consumer. And, it goes without saying that this is more of a high-stakes decision than other scenarios in which you are overwhelmed by an absurd number of options (e.g. the toothpaste aisle of the grocery store). As […]

United States Naval Academy (USNA) Essay Prompts and Tips    

Posted on: 27 Sep 2023

With an acceptance rate of just 10%, getting into the United States Naval Academy and officially becoming a midshipman in Annapolis is no easy task. After all, how many colleges require a nomination from a member of Congress? Those brave young men and women who choose to navigate a supremely challenging admissions process do so […]

Swarthmore Supplemental Essays 2023-24

Posted on: 25 Sep 2023

Getting accepted into Swarthmore College, one of the very best liberal arts schools in the country, is equivalent to gaining acceptance into an Ivy League school. With sub-7% acceptance rate for the Class of 2027, Swarthmore rejects the bulk of perfectly qualified candidates who apply each year. Therefore, those who want to maximize their chances […]

The 40 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the U.S.

Posted on: 19 Sep 2023

Let’s begin by making clear that the College Transitions team would never recommend picking a college based solely on its physical beauty. There are dozens of more critical factors one should first consider such as academic strength, overall “fit”, undergraduate research opportunities, career services, and internship connections—just to name a handful. The prettiest college campuses […]

When Do ACT Scores Come Out? ACT Release Dates for 2023-24

Posted on: 19 Sep 2023

In an ideal world, ACT scores would be available instantly on the same day you sat for the exam. For many teens that would alleviate a good deal of stress, nerves, and sleepless nights in the weeks that follow testing day. In reality, ACT test-takers will have to endure a wait that could last anywhere […]

When are UC Applications Due in 2023-24?

Posted on: 15 Sep 2023

Last year, the University of California system received over 206,000 freshmen applications to its nine campuses. Additionally, they received another 40,000 transfer applications. In total, there are now a quarter of a million applying to the UCs every year. So, those are the pertinent facts. Now, we’ll dive in and answer the question of the […]