Expert College Advice in 32 Minutes

Adam recently gave a teleseminar discussing the college planning process. You can listen to it here:

Which Colleges May Get Students to the Highest Paying Jobs?

Wondering which college will propel graduates into high-paying jobs? A recent Forbes ranking of top colleges compared how much students paid for their education and what kinds of job opportunities those graduates found when upon graduation. Interestingly enough, three private liberal arts colleges were included in the top 10 schools and one liberals arts college […]

Is College Worth It?

John Green (Author of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Looking for Alaska”) shares his views on the value of college.

Why your College Aid Offer is so hard to understand

Deciphering Financial Aid Letters:  What You Need to Know. This is the time of year when students begin receiving scholarships and financial aid awards from schools.  Financial aid letters are confusing.  There is no standard format for financial aid award letters, making them difficult to interpret and to compare and contrast.  The reasons are not […]

Beware of Imitation College Advisors

If you’ve thought of hiring an advisor for college admissions or financial assistance, please keep reading, as the following may help you avoid an expensive mistake. Over the past decade, there has been significant growth in our profession. There is also an increase in “professionals” who call themselves college advisors or educational consultants. With this […]

529 Account Held Against You in Financial Aid?

Recently, a client asked me if I had seen the Wall Street Journal article suggesting that 529 accounts established by a student’s grandparent would count against them during the income assesssment of the financial aid process.  This doubt was disconcerting to the client because she understood that 529 accounts set up by a grandparent were exempt. I haven’t […]

College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All

Teaching Introduction to Sociology is almost second nature to Mitchell Duneier, a professor at Princeton: he has taught it 30 times, and a textbook he co-wrote is in its eighth edition. But last summer, as he transformed the class into a free online course, he had to grapple with some brand-new questions: Where should he […]

Should Science Majors Pay Less Than Art Majors?

Most high school students likely see social media sites like Facebook as a welcome distraction from their school work, and as a convenient way to keep in touch with friends at nearly all times. But according to the Christian Science Monitor , students also understand that maintaining the “perfect” Facebook profile might help land a spot at a dream college

Adam Metsch talks with Scott Coen about college costs and how it helps to start the process early

If you have kids in high school or in college you know all too well about the high cost of a college education. Adam Metsch talks with Scott Coen about college costs and how it helps to start the process early.  Watch the video here:

Adam Metsch talks “College Planning” on WGBY

College Advisor of New England from WGBY on Vimeo.

VIP Applications: What are they?

VIP Applications: What are they? This fall, a number of high school seniors will receive a personalized e-mail or letter congratulating them for qualifying for a special “V.I.P. Application.”   V.I.P. Applications are applications sent from colleges to select students encouraging them to attend the school. The VIP applications offer a fast-track, simplified application process […]