Insider Tips for the week of July 13, 2024

College is not a costume party – Heading into application season, we liked this advice from MIT admissions about doing what’s right for you, and not the college.

Mastering the brutal college planning process – College Inside Track was recently featured in Barron’s magazine! Check out the article and related podcast on Mastering the Brutal College Planning Process.

College list building for LGTBQ+ students – CIT’s Stephanie George provides helpful advice on building college lists for LGTBQ+ students.

Campus profile: High Point University – CIT’s Lessa Scherrer shares her observations from a recent tour of High Point University, which bills itself as “The Premier Life Skills University.” Its focus is on creating students who are ready at graduation to move into responsible positions in the world of work by developing the “human skills”: good temperament, motivation, coachability, emotional intelligence, and technical and academic skills.

Where are they now? – Catching up with CIT alum Lyla Dixon, her reflections on the process and her experience in college thus far.