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Engineering Programs for B Students

Written by CIT Consultant Suzy Fallon Contrary to popular belief, not every future engineer has a 4.0 and a perfect ACT or SAT score!  We know plenty of college students currently studying engineering who were solid B students in high school.  As a whole, engineering is a competitive major regardless of your high school credentials. …

Liberal Arts Colleges with Engineering Programs: Six to Consider

Written by CIT Consultant Tiffany Eggers Once a student has decided to become an engineer, the next significant choice is where to study. Course lists and major requirements are only part of what students should consider. Students are happiest with their decisions if they have carefully pondered the types of teaching and living environments in…

Engineering Activities for High School Students

Written by CIT Consultant Paige Feldman Calling All Future Engineers!  Hey everyone! I’m super excited to talk about something that’s close to my heart – the thrilling and ever-expanding world of engineering! Did you know engineering is not just about solving puzzles; it’s about paving the way to our future with innovation, creativity, and, of…

Factoring Direct Entry vs. Pre-Engineering Into List Building for the Engineering Disciplines

Written by  CIT Consultant Suzy Fallon Direct entry engineering, also known as direct-admit engineering, allows students to be admitted directly into an engineering program as a freshman.  This means students don’t need to apply separately to an engineering program after completing general education requirements or prerequisites. Direct entry programs tend to be highly competitive and…

Strategies to Save for College

  College Inside Track President Chris Wills was a featured guest on the KARE 11 Your Money show, discussing the recent FAFSA changes. Jump to the 6:55 mark to see the interview (there will be a commercial break at the 7:30 mark and the interview resumes after).  

The Many Benefits of Studying Engineering at a STEM-Focused School

Written by CIT Consultant Lessa Scherrer Engineering is a popular major for many reasons. The opportunity to build something new or improve upon existing products, machines, or infrastructure draws students, as do sunny employment outlooks and higher-than-average beginning salaries. Many state universities do engineering well, but studying engineering at STEM-focused schools like Rochester Institute of…

CIT Merit Money Expert Suzy Fallon Q + A: What Every Family Should Do Right Now to Maximize Offers

CIT consultant and merit aid specialist Suzy Fallon Q + A:  The hands-down best source of merit scholarships, the long arc of the merit scholarship process during the application year, and what every family must do right now to maximize merit offers ————————————————————————— Q: Families are as concerned as they ever have been about paying…

Chris Wills College Inside Track WCCO TV

FAFSA delays cause anxiety for students and parents

College Inside Track was featured on WCCO TV discussing the announcement that student FAFSA information will not be sent to colleges until mid-March. In the WCCO interview, CIT’s Chris Wills explained a move to make the FAFSA better this year led to a major error that could have cost students more. Correcting that error is…

Chris Wills from College Inside Track on KARE 11

FAFSA forms delayed, here’s how it could impact students

College Inside Track was featured on KARE 11 TV discussing the announcement that student FAFSA information will not be sent to colleges until mid-March. In the KARE 11 interview, CIT’s Chris Wills explained the Department of Education decided to fix an error in its system, which he says is good for students and families because…

Anna Benjamin, Oberlin ’26-Where Are They Now?

Meet Anna Benjamin, a 2022 graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Anna is currently attending Oberlin College, a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. Anna was drawn to Oberlin for many reasons, including its academically rigorous curriculum and its history of being politically active. Anna is majoring in Politics and Hispanic…