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Unintended Consequences of the Test Optional Movement

We can all agree that Covid-19 has changed the college application landscape. Juniors worried about finishing their high school classes online, and those who tutored for the SAT, ACT and AP tests, anticipated a very tough end of semester. All

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Posted in Advanced Placement Classes, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Online education, Test Optional, Testing

Three Reasons to Study Film and Visual Arts in New Mexico

The Trifecta of Film Production in New Mexico Ok, so you think New Mexico is out in the boonies, remote, hot and dusty! To some degree you are correct, but there’s a lot more to the land of enchantment than

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Posted in Film, Film and Visual Arts, New Mexico, Tier 1 Research university, University of New Mexico

Looking for a Different Freshman Experience?

Verto Education and Minerva Schools Offer Truly Unique Educational Approaches Enough said about Covid-19 and the unknown scenarios of fall 2020 semester experiences. While university enrollment managers and administrators are in the most unenviable situation ever, students and parents are

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Germany’s Successful Apprenticeship System Finally Embraced By 10 U.S. States

–Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin– Parents of American high school students are rightfully concerned about the cost of their students’ college education. Most of us would agree, and data indicates that there

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Posted in Certificates and AA Degrees, Community College, Engineering, STEM Programs

Here’s to the Kids

I wanted to share this beautiful short video created by a local high school senior honoring the class of 2020 and everything they hoped for but had to miss due to Covid-19. 

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The Overlooked Value of Associate’s Degrees and Certificates

Junior College Students Earn About 2 Million Associate’s Degrees Every Year According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) students and parents are oftentimes overlooking the value of certificates and Associate’s degrees when conducting their college search.

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Unusual Summer Programs for High School Students

Digital Volunpeering or Amnesty Decoding Anyone? Have your summer plans been canceled or postponed? You are certainly not alone. But knowing that isn’t going to make it any less painful. How will you spend your summer and still show college

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Test Optional Choices for Current High School Juniors and the Need to Differentiate Yourself

During this unnerving time, juniors are wondering whether they should and can take the SAT or ACT test. Many have been prepping for months, only to find out that the test dates have been cancelled and that there are no online test

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High School Senior Q&A

The Covid-19 virus has not only disrupted all of our lives, it has also forced current high school seniors to reconsider their college options. There are a number of unknowns and anxiety levels are continuing to rise about a number

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Interested in studying in Australia?

Are you adventurous, self-motivated and love exploring? Then you may want to consider studying in Australia. Its universities are cost-efficient, highly ranked, and you can earn your bachelors in three-years, oh, and did I mention they speak English? Australia has

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Kirsten was fantastic to work with through every step of the daunting task of searching for a college for our son. Her combination of expertise, positivity, and integrity was exactly what was needed. My son felt very comfortable working with her, and he believed that she genuinely cared about what he wanted in a college and what his goals were for the future. She seemed to work tirelessly to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information necessary to navigate the labyrinth of the college application process. Even after applications were finished and acceptances and decision were made, she continued to provide useful information and insight. This has been especially valuable while dealing with the uncertainty during the Coronavirus pandemic. We wouldn't hesitate to work with her again, and we would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a thorough, honest, and supportive college specialist. We can't imagine having done this without her!

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