College Blog

July 23, 2016

Debunking the College Myth about English Majors

In early July, Inside Higher Education published an article about the myth of the barista who had been an English major in college. Now, I had never heard of this myth, but it does reflect what a lot […]
July 18, 2016

Changes in College Admissions

Some days, college admissions seems like its same old routine self. Other days, well, “the times they are a changin’.” I came back from vacation to discover these changes in the world of college admissions: * The ACT […]
June 23, 2016
University of Delaware

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – University of Delaware

Summer is the time when many families take to the road to visit colleges, and I am no exception. On a very hot – around 93 degrees – day in June, I was on the road, revisiting the […]
June 15, 2016
University of Hartford

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – University of Hartford

I keep copious notes of my college visits, and when I looked back at my last visit to the University of Hartford, I was shocked to read that it had been almost ten years! Of course, I’ve kept […]
June 3, 2016
what parents can do

How Parents Can Help Their Teens Prepare to Apply to College

* Get the Details. There are a lot of things to think about when applying to college: what to study, distance from home, size of the campus, dorm life, etc. However, lots of teens forget to consider whether the […]
May 31, 2016
Goucher College

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Goucher College

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve visited Goucher College, but it’s always nice to return to this 300-acre residential campus that combines the proximity of the city with the bucolic life of the country. Goucher […]
March 14, 2016
Occidental College

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Occidental College

I spent Leap Day on a return trip to the bucolic campus of Occidental College in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles, where the atmosphere is intellectual and students are politically and socially aware and active. Students […]
February 23, 2016
MONEY College Planner

Betsy Woolf Featured in MONEY College Planner

Ask an Adviser: How can my kid get an athletic scholarship? For an example of the kind of smart advice the experts have to offer, here’s Betsy Woolf, an educational consultant based in New York, on how to […]
January 25, 2016
College of William and Mary

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – College of William & Mary

The second oldest school in the United States, the College of William & Mary is a “Public Ivy” located in Williamsburg, Virginia, a city known for the historic recreation of Colonial Williamsburg. This is a college of great […]
January 24, 2016

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – The University of Richmond

I could never have forgotten the beauty of the University of Richmond, a bucolic campus I first visited ten years ago. Emphasizing a foundation in the liberal arts, its new president, Ronald Crutcher, says that UR is a […]