Audrey Slaughter answered June 20
Hi, my daughter is a rising junior. She wants to be a vet eventually. When is a good time to start working with a consultant to help her with college research / applications? Also we are interested in receiving help with financing. I have heard different consultants specialize
Hi Tara,Those are many good questions!
1- The time to start working with a consultant is as soon as your daughter is ready. While I have some students start as early as 9th grade, to help understand their interests and how to work on activities during the school year and summer, the ideal time... more
Weber State University answered April 8
How is COVID affecting campus life for Weber State? How is COVID affecting campus life for Weber State?
As you may have guessed, we have suspended all in-person events. But that doesn't mean your path to higher education has to be put on hold! This is true for our current students and also our future students. It has been amazing to watch as we had to make so many changes in a short period of time how... more
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Cathy McMeekan answered April 6
I do believe that the coronavirus will affect the students enrolling for the fall of 2020 as well as for those applying this fall for 2021.
Many colleges have pushed back their decision deadlines from the universal May 1 Candidate Reply Date to June 1 (or later). I think this will mean the colleges... more
Evelyn Jerome-Alexander, M.A., CEP answered March 16
We had to cancel a spring break college visit on the west coast because of corona virus. If my daughter get accepted, we don't have time to visit before she must make a decision. Is there a good way to delay the decision?
Hi there! Great question. Some colleges have already decided to push the enrollment deadline (which had traditionally been May 1) to a later date, and many are now considering that change. Colleges share your concern about forcing you and your child to make a decision without ever ... more
The Pioneer Research Program answered February 6
As more colleges make standardized tests like the SAT and ACT optional, it seems that qualitative measures are becoming increasingly important in the college admissions process. How can the Pioneer program help showcase a student's potential and merit? As more colleges make standardized tests like the SAT and ACT optional, it seems that qualitative measures are becoming increasingly important in the college admissions process. How can the Pioneer program help showcase a student's potential and merit?
Great question! We very much agree that many university admissions officers have been looking to transition more towards evaluating students based on their qualitative merits and accomplishments rather than simply considering their quantitative scores. Pioneer offers a highly acclaimed res... more
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Weber State University answered 12/19/2019
What would you recommend I see if I have 1 full day to visit Weber State in the month of March? (H.S. Junior from New Mexico) What would you recommend I see if I have 1 full day to visit Weber State in the month of March? (H.S. Junior from New Mexico)
So glad you are planning a visit in March. To get right to it there are two websites you should definitely visit. The first is https://weber.edu/visit so you can schedule a time to tour campus that works best for you. The second is https://www.visitogden.com/weberstate/. . This page is an awesome wa... more
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Rana Slosberg answered 12/18/2019
I'm a junior in high school - so what should I do during my second semester to prepare for the whole college admissions thing next year?
There are many things you can do during your second semester of your junior year, including:
-.Determine what you are looking for in a college.
-.Research colleges to find ones that meet the criteria you have determined.
-.Visit the colleges, while the college is in session.
-.Set up your Common App... more
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Evelyn Jerome-Alexander, M.A., CEP answered 12/18/2019
I'm a junior. Any tips on what I should be doing during my second semester to prepare for the whole college admissions thing next year?
The most important thing you can be doing right now is keeping those grades up! Keep in mind that your second semester of this year will be the last semester of grades that colleges will see when you apply. So if you've had any dips, work hard now to make it an upward trend.
Cathy McMeekan answered 12/18/2019
I'm in my junior year. What should I do during my second semester to prepare for the whole college admissions thing next year?
Spring of your junior year is an excellent time to start researching your interests (i.e. for college majors/interest areas) and to reflect on what you want out of your college experience. Once you know sort-of what you'd like to study and some other particulars that you want in your college (beyond... more
Natalie Lundsteen answered 10/23/2019
Hello, I am looking for help prepping for medical school interviews. This career path is very competitive, and I want to take advantage of every opportunity when selected for an onsite interview.
Two aspects of interviews that applicants are often unprepared for: 1. questions about ethical decision-making and 2. demonstrating an understanding of that particular medical school's mission and focus.... more