The Advantages of Boarding School


Students who attend boarding school get to live, learn, and thrive with motivated peers from around the world, supported by compassionate and dedicated faculty who serve as…

The college admission questions high school juniors face right now


As we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Covid lockdown, the college admission season of the pandemic draws to its confusing and stressful end. No wonder then that high…

How Heavy Is Your Backpack?


She uses the backpack analogy as a way to help her clients prioritize the things occupying their headspace.  A backpack is a useful tool, but it has a limited capacity and a…

Major Myths, Revisited


Students should be encouraged to look at its exciting range of possibilities rather than casting around for a narrow academic box to climb into. But college is also not summer…

A difficult year: early admission outcomes in the age of Covid


Selective colleges across the country, both those with non-binding Early Action policies and those who offer binding Early Decision program, found themselves blitzed with…

NACAC Spring 2021 College Fairs


NACAC (the National Association for College Admission Counseling), with the Common App, is sponsoring a series of “virtual” college fairs, with nearly 600 colleges and…

The Role of Majors in Applying to a Liberal Arts Program


In the admission process to a selective liberal arts college, a lack of any academic focus can also help to weaken a student's application. Some colleges will require applicants…

Announcing Krista Peterson, New College Goals’ Counselor


COLLEGE GOALS is pleased and proud to announce that Krista Peterson has joined our team of dedicated higher education counselors and is already accepting students and families…

Essential Info About College Financial Aid Forms


With the sticker price of many private colleges exceeding $60,000 a year and the cost of public universities steadily rising, more and more families are struggling to fund their…

The Role of Parents in the College Application Process


College admissions present parents with difficult ethical, social and educational choices. We want our children to enjoy the adventure, act with integrity, feel good about the…