TRENDS, RESOURCES AND IDEAS

 

The Early Decision Decision

Early or regular decision? In addition to managing tests, grades, research, recommendations, resumes, essays, and deadlines, many...

The Truth About the College Essay

When it comes to writing the college essay, it seems like everyone has advice. Precisely because it is personal and subjective, the...

The Pandemic's Lesson of Resilience

Resilience is the new buzzword in university admissions. And maybe it’s the key to pandemic survival and recovery, and maybe it’s a key...

Tuition Roulette

For university-bound students planning to study in the U.S., the only thing more shocking about a school’s sticker price is the discovery...

The UB4U Library Launch

The UB4U Library is open for business. It’s an easy, visual, one-stop, no-cost knowledge shop for university-bound students and families....

Putting 'Fit' First

It’s springtime, and as students prepare to hear from universities, it seems like a good time to reflect on “fit.” Fit is the watchword...

Stand Out and Fit In

Getting Extracurricular Activities Right. The guidance from admissions committees about extracurricular activities for students applying...

The 'Test-Optional' Paradox

Amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, university-bound students this year have had the novel opportunity of applying to schools in...