Category Archives: College Tours

Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Primer for Anxious Parents and the College Bound STARTING EARLY Every year, throughout America, a new crop of college-bound high school seniors begins the final and sometimes traumatic lap that will, for most, end with graduation and … Continue reading

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Tough Year For Early and Regular Applications

Our thanks to George Fan and College Kickstart LLC for compiling the follow statistics to help us understand student outcomes for college admission in fall 2016. Independent consultants and school-base counselors alike saw some of their top students wait listed … Continue reading

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Rising Seniors: An Approach To Developing Your College List

As you explore which colleges are the right match for you, consider the size of the campus. How many undergraduates attend the college? This can make a big difference in your experience on a college campus.  Think of college sizes … Continue reading

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A Gothic Gem In The Leafy Philadelphia Suburbs: Bryn Mawr College

How many American colleges actually have a medieval-style cloister? Bryn Mawr College, an all female liberal arts college of 1,600 in suburban Philadelphia, is one of the few. It is said that Bryn Mawr is the first college in the … Continue reading

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University of Louisville

Most people who associate University of Louisville with its prowess in the NCAA men’s basketball prowess might be surprised to know that it is a state-supported research university founded in 1798.  The 22,293 graduates and undergraduates may choose among twelve … Continue reading

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Let’s Dispel Some Myths About Johns Hopkins University – Myth #2

Besides being incorrectly characterized as a “city school” by some, Hopkins is also misperceived still, by others, as a “pre-med factory.” Indeed, Hopkins boasts a strong and popular pre-med program, with thirty of its top senior majors assured of slots … Continue reading

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Let’s Dispel Some Myths About Johns Hopkins University – Myth #1

IESolutions recently visited Johns Hopkins, located in the city of Baltimore but with a campus that would rival many of its suburban peers. Situated on the northern edge of the city, the campus is surrounded on one side with an … Continue reading

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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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Decision Time: The College Choice Factor That Can’t Be Measured

Once a student and I have spaded through all of the data— majors, testing, size, location, selectivity— and the college visits are scheduled, I always give the following advice: Take the tour, do the group meeting, and make sure the … Continue reading

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Florida Atlantic University – Jupiter Campus – A Research University in a Small Campus Setting

IESolutions visited the Jupiter campus of Florida Atlantic University.  The smallest of the six campuses of FAU serving the southeast corner of Florida, the Jupiter campus educates 1,500 of the approximately 30,000 students at this public four-year university.  With its … Continue reading

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