Get a glimpse of what it’s like being a freshman at Notre Dame in this College Spotlight detailing the academic and campus experiences that make this institution a top ranking university in the US. Click here to read the College Spotlight. Read More
Dear Class of 2017,
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your college planning journey. Congratulations and all the best as you go off to college. Please keep in touch and let us know how your freshman year goes. Enjoy the summer!
Sue, Ryan, and the College Expert Team
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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... Read More
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.
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.
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... Read More
"Imagine waking up every morning to sunshine, a gentle breeze, and a view of all of LA from atop a bluff." - Kaitlyn, a freshman at LMU. Thinking about going to college in CA? Read Kaitlyn's sunny perspective on LMU.
As we help our seniors deal with denials and deferments, there are other reasons to be proud. One of our staff members had a letter to the editor published in Star Tribune on Dec. 26, 2015. She is an AP LIT teacher at a local high school. Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Dear Class of 2015,
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your college planning journey. Congratulations and all the best as you go off to college. Please keep in touch and let me know how your freshman year goes. Enjoy the summer!
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Here are 12 key ways independent educational consultants support college-bound students. http://www.examiner.com/article/12-key-ways-independent-educational-consultants-support-college-bound-students Read More
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... Read More
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. Read More
Take a look at these links for information on upcoming changes to the PSAT and the SAT.
LinkedIn post: Update from College Board Forum: The Latest on the new SAT and PSAT
From the CollegeBoard website, two charts with the differences (the first is substantive; the second is procedural):
Overview: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT Read More