TRENDS, RESOURCES AND IDEAS

 

The Liberal Arts College Difference

“Have you considered applying to a liberal arts college,’’ the admissions consultant asks. The student stares back, blankly. “What’s a...

Don't Get Lost In Translation

What’s the difference between a course and a major? Or a Baccalaureate and a Bachelor’s? There is not only an ocean between the US and...

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 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...

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...