December 2018 College Counseling Newsletter


  • Majors, Minors and Concentrations – Your guide to understanding the meaning of these terms, how they differ, and how to make your choices work for you.
  • Majoring in Criminology – Criminology is the study of the attributes of crime, how and why it happens, why people commit them, the behavior of these people, and the nature of the criminal-justice system. If you’re fascinated by shows like NCIS and Criminal Minds, this may be the major for you.
  • Searching for Scholarships – You don’t have to pay anyone to search for a scholarship for you, but it does require legwork and dedication on your part. Start here.
  • Understanding and Using your PSAT Report – Although your scores on these tests are not reported to colleges, the results can help you better understand your academic strengths and weaknesses and suggest the skills you should focus on in preparing for college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.

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November 2018 College Counseling Newsletter


  • Predictive Analytics & Admissions – The rise of enrollment management programs is changing the face of admissions.  Take every opportunity to learn as much as you can about your colleges, understanding that they are spending a great deal of money to learn as much as they can about you!
  • Focus on Majors: Peace and Conflict Studies –With the political climate in the United States so divisive at this time, a major that focuses on ways to solve problems peacefully may resonate with you.
  • Maximizing Merit Aid – With the cost of college so high, is there anything you can do to improve your chances of getting merit aid from a college?  Here are some strategies you might want to try.
  • Current Trends in College Admission – The annual The State of College Admissions report provides insights into trends in college admission. This article provides some important take-aways from the latest report.

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