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Dave Bergman appears on New Jersey 101.5

Posted on: 10 Nov 2019

Dave Bergman, Director of Content for College Transitions and author of The Enlightened College Applicant appeared with Jen Ursillo on New Jersey 101.5 to discuss how to handle early action and rolling admission acceptances as the holidays approach. One the topic of putting down a deposit early, Dave asked, “Is getting the dorm of your choice […]

Washington Monthly interviews Andrew Belasco of College Transitions

Posted on: 28 Oct 2019

Washington, D.C. – Anne Kim of Washington Monthly sat down with Andrew Belasco, CEO of College Transitions, to discuss how to differentiate between legitimate summer programs for high school students and those that are merely money-makers for a given university. Among his insights were: Regarding whether all summer programs carry admissions-related value: “Some of our parents […]

The Washington Post quotes Andrew Belasco

Posted on: 28 Sep 2019

Washington, D.C. – Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post quoted Andrew Belasco, Co-Founder and CEO of College Transitions, in her article entitled “America’s elite universities are making millions off summer programs for teens, but do they really help kids get into college?” As Andrew explains, colleges definitely want to see applicants engaged in something meaningful […]

Andrew Belasco interviewed by Crain’s Chicago Business

Posted on: 09 Aug 2019

Chicago, IL – College Transitions CEO, Dr. Andrew Belasco was interviewed by Lynne Marek of Crain’s Chicago Business about the state of the college admissions consulting industry as well as the admissions-mania felt by many parents of teens eyeing elite institutions. Read the article in it’s entirety here.

Dave Bergman talks to New Hampshire Union Leader about college finance

Posted on: 05 Aug 2019

Manchester, NH – College Transitions’ Director of Content, Dave Bergman, spoke with Michael Cousineau of the New Hampshire Union Leader about topics such as: 529 savings plans FAFSA forms long-term planning for college finance/savings The full article entitled “Parents, students wished hey stated college planning earlier” can be viewed here.

College Transitions featured in Northern Virginia Magazine

Posted on: 29 Jul 2019

Reporter Jess Feldman from Northern Virginia Magazine interviewed College Transitions’ Director of Content, Dave Bergman, about the degree of admissions-related value offered by high school honors societies. As to whether joining the National Honor Society was a prerequisite for admission into a competitive college, Dave explained: “Colleges need to see what each kid did in […]

Belasco & Trivette research cited by Brown University study

Posted on: 15 Jun 2019

College Transitions Co-Founders Andrew Belasco & Michael Trivette saw their research on college “undermatch” cited in a study published by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. This paper at Brown was an analysis of the College Board’s “Realizing Your College Potential” campaign. The study can be read in full here.  

College Transitions article cited by Inside Higher Ed

Posted on: 22 May 2019

Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed cited the College Transitions blog for his article: “Red Flags for Applicants with Mental Health Issues.” The following is an excerpt from the article: “Overcoming challenges and citing evidence of personal growth can be a winning story arc,” College Transitions says. “If a bout of depression during your sophomore […]