Author: CE

A Visit to University of Florida

About The University of Florida (UF) is a public university located in Gainesville, Florida. Since its founding over 160 years ago, it has become one of the largest universities in the country with over 36,000 undergraduates. The university is known as the best state school in Florida and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. In 2016, it ranked second among Forbes “Best V...
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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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How to Fair Well at the College Fair 2014

Take a look at How to Fair Well at the College Fair 2014 before heading out to the college fairs.   The next college fair in the Twin Cities is Minnesota National College Fair, October 7 - 8, 2014. Location: Minneapolis Convention Center Halls D – E 1301 Second Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781 612/335-6000 Fair Hours: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 4:30 p...
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How is College Different from High School?

This is a great article comparing and contrasting the differences between high school and college, courtesy of Southern Methodist University (SMU). Enjoy and share this article with someone who is preparing to go to college. FOLLOWING THE RULES IN HIGH SCHOOL CHOOSING RESPONSIBLY IN COLLEGE High school is mandatory and usually free College is voluntary and expensive ...
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It’s Time for Students to RAVE about Summer

In my educational practice, the upcoming months of June, July, and August are some of the busiest for me and my College Expert team. We take full advantage of school being out to introduce rising seniors to essays, resumes, and applications, and to help underclassmen boost test scores on college entrance exams, pursue academic interests, and add depth to their activities. At times, it can be tempt...
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