Read our January 2019 College Expert Newsletter.
Here are the topics in this month's newsletter.
Planning for Summer in the Dead of Winter
Focus on Majors: Gerontology
Financial Matters: College Loans
How to Handle a Deferral
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.
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
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
We're sorry to inform you...
When a message begins like that, it's never good, especially if it's from a college informing you on whether you've been accepted or not. Never good quickly transitions into the horror of all horrors if it was your first choice, dream school, as it unfortunately was in my case. All anxiety and cheery false hope drained from me, replaced by shock and a tightness in m... Read More
Looking for 2011 admissions figures? Read The New York Times article in The Choice blog, March 30, 2011, by Jacques Steinberg.
"By now, many of you who are applicants (or parents of applicants) for the Class of 2015 have received your admissions decisions.
When The Times launched The Choice blog two years ago this week, one of the goals I set for it was to insure that applicants could put t... Read More
Take a look at this Wall Street Journal article posted on msn.com about college rejections that had surprising outcomes.
This article was emailed to me by a parent. Here is what she wrote:
I thought you might be interested in this msn.com article. While it’s not particularly scholarly, I loved Columbia University President Lee Bollinger’s comment on page 2:
To "allow other people's assessme... Read More