This year the NACAC annual conference took place in Boston. As is the tradition, prior to the start of the conference many of us arrive a few days early to visit some of the local colleges and universities. This year was no exception. I started out very early on the first morning and boarded a [...]
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The NACAC Annual Conference is among the most important events for those of us in the professional college admissions community. It is a yearly conference which takes place in different locations throughout the United States and even Canada (the first one I went to was in Toronto). School and independent counselors and college admissions [...]
On Day 3 of my trip to the South West of the United Kingdom our afternoon was spent at The University of Bath. The city of Bath is a popular tourist destination and is a UNESCO World Heritage City especially known for its iconic Georgian architecture and numerous arts and cultural opportunities. London is easily [...]
At the University of Bristol (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/) were warmly greeted by Gary Coulter who is the International Officer for North America, Russia, and Central Asia. We spent our visit learning about three of their signature programs in Veterinary Science/Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Science, and Innovation Programs. I have extensive notes on all three programs and would be [...]
On April 18, 2017, I visited Drew University (http://www.drew.edu/1/). The day started with a chat and walk around campus with Professor Terry Todd (Associate Professor of American Religious Studies in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies). Dr. Todd is a font of interesting information about the history of Drew as well as current day college [...]
During our first “Showcase University” we enjoyed learning about the University of the West of England (UWE) which is in Bristol. We were greeted by Emily Cowley who is the Regional Director, Americas ([email protected]). Here are some of the highlights of what we learned: Enrollment is made up of 27,000 students with 4,000 international students [...]
From March 12th to the 18th, I, along with 34 other school counselors from the United States and Canada, participated in the “Full STEAM Ahead” United Kingdom University tour. The program was sponsored by the British Council. We toured throughout the South West of England and visited 12 universities. I arrived in London [...]
My most recent college visit was to Northeastern University. NE is in Boston Massachusetts. One of the nice things about this school environment is that there is a true campus within an urban setting. I met with Jennifer Simons (left) who is the Director of Admissions and Lauren Melaugh (right) who is the [...]
On October 20th, I was fortunate to spend the day at Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts. The college is midway between Boston and Providence (it’s a little closer to Providence) and is an easy train ride from either city and then a short shuttle bus ride to campus. Judy Purdy, Director of Admissions, [...]
During the third week of September, I was in Columbus Ohio attending the 2016 NACAC Annual Conference (National Association for College Admission Counseling). This is perhaps the most important yearly event for high school, independent, and college admission counselors. Thousands of us gather each year to learn about what’s new in college admissions and network [...]