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Posts by Dave Bergman:

5 Tips to Jump-Start your College Application this Summer

Posted on: 02 Jun 2016

For many high school students, summers are a time to hang by the pool, work a summer job, or simply take some time off from coursework and extracurricular demands. Whether your summer plans involve serving tables, lounging on the shore, or obsessively watching every Olympic event, we recommend five simple steps that won’t overly-detract from […]

The Coalition Application: What you need to know

Posted on: 26 May 2016

Current high schoolers who, in the preliminary phases of their college search process, encounter The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success are often a tad confused. To some, it sounds a bit like a collection of anime superheroes whose translation to English went awry. Others are perplexed by its wordy, bureaucratic flare which feels reminiscent […]

Moving Off the Waitlist

Posted on: 08 Apr 2016

After battling through the epic journey of the college application process, with all its emotional twists and turns, the torturous anticipation, the potential heaven of acceptance or hell of rejection, judgment day has finally arrived. You tear open the envelope and frantically scan the letter for a telling phrase. You have been “offered a spot.” So far, so good…”on the wait list.” Ugh. Welcome to admissions purgatory.

Finding Value: Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Posted on: 18 Jun 2015

For many students and their families, attending a liberal arts college sounds like an expensive proposition. After all, liberal arts schools are known for their small class size, available faculty, individualized attention, and undergraduate research opportunities – all characteristics that stand in stark contrast to the giant lecture hall, face-in-the-crowd, anonymous existence at some large […]

Going abroad for college

Posted on: 19 May 2015

Pursuing your entire undergraduate degree abroad may sound like an extravagance reserved for the jet-setting upper-class, yet going to college in a foreign country can actually make excellent economic sense for the more cost-conscious prospective college students. As we write, there are 27,000 American students pursuing degrees abroad at a host of locations around the […]

So you want to be a financial analyst?

Posted on: 12 May 2015

Welcome to the sixth installment of College Transitions’ “So you want to be a…” series. Designed to help career-minded high school students think intelligently about their postsecondary journeys, these blogs will look at the financial, academic, and personal factors one should consider when exploring various professions. What exactly does being a financial analyst entail? Most […]

So you want to be a software developer/engineer/programmer?

Posted on: 15 Apr 2015

Welcome to the fifth installment of College Transitions’ “So you want to be a…” series. Designed to help career-minded high school students think intelligently about their postsecondary journeys, these blogs will look at the financial, academic, and personal factors one should consider when exploring various professions. What’s the difference between a software developer, engineer, and […]

What you need to know about Test-Optional Admissions

Posted on: 07 Apr 2015

An iconic year, even by the standards of its iconic decade, 1969 teems with momentous events in America’s cultural history: the moon landing, Woodstock, the Amazin’ Mets, and the start of American withdrawal from Vietnam. That same year, events quieter, although within the narrower scope of college admissions history, of no less magnitude, unfolded in […]