Author: CE

Reflections on the Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 embraced the application process with excitement, diligence, and flexibility. When the Common Application went live on August 1st, our students navigated the bumps and quirks and worked as a team to support one another. Being proactive, nearly 100% of students applied early decision, early action, priority, or rolling. In fact, we encouraged all students to submit their rolling...
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Ryan Luse in Star Tribune

Ryan Luse is in the news! Gail Rosenblum interviewed Ryan for the Star Tribune article Rosenblum: How to turn college rejection into a lucky break. You can read the online edition or read it in the April 16, 2017, Sunday print edition. Link to Star Tribune photo. Nick Lemieux, 19, of Eagan, had his heart set on Columbia University, which rejected him. NYU has turned out great.
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Sue on KARE 11

Sue was on KARE 11 this afternoon! She was interviewed by Pat Evans on KARE 11 News at 4pm. The topic was about helping students choose the right college. High school seniors are faced with college decisions this time of the year. Sue gave advice to both students and parents. You can watch the interview by clicking here.
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The R-Word: Rejection Letters and Advice from a College Counselor

By Ryan Luse The dreaded R-word. I am not talking about a rat or a rattlesnake. It is something far worse. Everyone has experienced it, especially in high school. It can be dark, painful and downright unfair. When it comes to college selection, the R-word is – REJECTION. I truly love my job as a college counselor. I’m fortunate to work with students from all over the state, from all walks of lif...
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Five Colleges Program

On May 18, 2015, admissions representatives from five of the Top 20 national liberal arts colleges made a special stop in the Twin Cities as part of the traveling Five Colleges Program. The staff of College Expert was present to collect and pass along pearls of information about Bowdoin College, Carleton College, Davidson College, Haverford College, and Vassar College. These highly regarded small...
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Exploring Educational Excellence

Exploring Educational Excellence -- a symposium hosted by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and University of Chicago – recently stopped at the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis. For the admissions representatives, it was a five-day, five-state tour originating in Chicago and ending in Detroit. These particular universities joined forces to reach a broa...
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Coast to Coast College Tour

Admissions representatives from five of the Top 20 national universities in the U.S. – Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University – recently came to Minneapolis as part of the Coast to Coast College Tour. Although geographically diverse, what these institutions have in common is a holistic admissions process in a highly selective enviro...
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Reflections on the Class of 2015

The College Expert Team takes pride in staying up to date with news and trends in the college admissions world. We attend IECA and HECA conferences, visit multiple colleges each year, meet with college representatives, and take an active role in the community of Independent Educational Consultants. Through doing so, we are able to recommend the best possible list of colleges for our clients, and...
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Consumer Digest Report on Colleges and University Affordability

Sue Luse was recently interviewed by the editor-in-chief of Consumer Digest for the May/June 2015 report on colleges & universities and the affordability of attendance. The feature article can be accessed now if you are a subscriber to Consumer Digest. Otherwise, the article will be available to non-subscribers in July.
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Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams

Test-prep Tips for College Entrance Exams:The ACT, SAT, and PSAT Many colleges and universities require scores from either the ACT or SAT as part of their applications, which are due during the first semester of senior year. By planning ahead, students can begin the test-prep process much earlier and give themselves time to perform well. The ACT and SAT are typically offered at least six tim...
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New College Expert Office Uptown

We are delighted to announce that College Expert has expanded to open a new office in Uptown. The new office is located in the heart of Uptown at 1005 W Franklin #4, Minneapolis, MN, 55405. We will be there the third Sunday of every month from 10-4 and may offer other dates in the future. We realize many of our clients live in the western suburbs and Minneapolis, and hope this will provide a con...
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