Posts by Susan Whalen
Dual Enrollment, PSEO, College in the Schools? CIT Consultant Kim Koffi on What You Need to Know Now
Kim, we are getting so many queries from families right now about dual enrollment programs. What is dual enrollment? What is PSEO? The Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is a dual degree program in Minnesota that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses outside of their high school in-person or online. They…Read More
Highly Selective College Deferring and Suggesting EDII? Here’s What to Know
Deferred at your highly selective school, with an option to choose Early Decision II? Here’s what you need to know. Numbers of applications submitted to Highly/Most Selective Colleges continues its strong upward trend during the currect application cycle. Admissions officers have speculated a number of reasons for this much higher rate of applications. Online learning…Read More
Deferred: What to Know and What to Do Next
1.5 MIN VIDEO: “Why Was I Deferred, and What Do I Do About It?” Deferred: What to Know and What to Do Next This is the season for colleges to release Early Action/Early Decision/Restrictive or Single-Choice Early Action decisions. We know that this is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Year over year, the…Read More
Make The Most Of Your College Tour!
By CIT Consultant Lessa Scherrer See also Insider Tips on the Successful College Tour, with CIT Consultant Lessa Scherrer Traditionally, the college tour consists of an information session led by someone from the admissions office and a student-led campus tour. Over the last few years, many tours have been restricted to outside visits to…Read More
Can We Juggle Assets to Make Ourselves Need-based?
In this three minute video, CIT Education and Partnerships lead Cozy Wittman answers the perennial questions asked by high-EFC parents in search of college dollars: “Can we juggle assets to make ourselves need-based? What can we do to make ourselves needier on the FAFSA and CSS Profile?” Learn the single strongest factor determining whether…Read More
Happy Halloween from the Pets of College Inside Track!
We love all of our pets, at College Inside Track. Somehow they showed up at our last staff meeting all dressed up for Halloween. Trick or Treat!!!Read More
Freshman Best Practice: Find a Living Learning Community!
Stephanie George, College Inside Track Consultant Hello, Stephanie! Our topic today is Living Learning Communities (LLCs). I know that you’re a proponent of them. What exactly is an LLC, and what colleges have them? A living learning community is a smaller community in a college or university; students in an LLC have common interests and…Read More
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Applications Open
Student loan forgiveness applications open The Department of Education has launched a beta test of its application website for those seeking debt relief. Federal student loan borrowers can now submit applications through the Department’s beta mode website. Borrowers who submit their applications now will not need to resubmit them once the Department of Education begins…Read More
The College Admissions Interview, Part Two: When Your Interviewer Turns the Table
Admissions interviews are in full swing, and with a new enthusiasm – no doubt because admissions officers must work especially hard this year to determine applicant interest. Each day, colleges are adding interview dates (sometimes referring to them as “one-on-one visits with your admissions counselor”) – indicating to students the significance of registering for this…Read More
The College Admissions Interview, Part One: Schedule Now, and Enjoy the Process!
Admissions interviews are more important now than ever. Don’t hold out on scheduling yours until it’s too late and the slots (and your possible admissions advantage) are gone. Here’s some of the best advice we share with our clients to help them make the most of theirs. At College Inside Track, we are seeing…Read More