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Joe College Goes Home For The Holidays

It is Sunday, and I am back home after driving my middle son to SFO airport at the end of his freshman Thanksgiving visit. It was the first time I had seen him since dropping him off at college in August, and it was wonderful. We chatted about life and about school, and he seemed […]

Dreams Deferred, Part II

What are student to do when deferred? In my last blog post, I spoke about the reasons why selective colleges may choose to defer a large percentage – in many cases even a majority – of their early applicants.  But the question remained as to what this meant for deferred students who find themselves ecstatic […]

Dreams Deferred Part 1

Why do colleges defer students? Most American colleges and universities these days offer students the opportunity to apply early.  Some schools may demand an early commitment, others may merely wish to gauge interest, but all early programs give students the opportunity to tell a school how much they burn to attend that institution.  But come […]

Liberal Arts: What Will They Do For Me?

Your education in the liberal arts When students apply to American universities, one of the phrases that get tossed around most often is “liberal arts.”  So it is worth pondering exactly what we mean with this – is it a political idea, and what is artsy about it?  What does it say about the kind […]

Website refresh!

Welcome to the new College Goals Website! We have updated our site with a fresh new look and more information for our readers and families! Noteworthy changes: The College Goals Student Portal.  Click on the “Student Login” button in the upper right hand corner of the site to keep your profile and status up to […]