How to Research for College

How To Research A College

Now searching for a perfect college may be difficult since you might have a long list of different universities or institutes that you would be interested in; but don’t worry we have compiled a small list of ways to narrow down your search while doing great research!


Look It Up!

As obvious as it may sound simply looking up the colleges can definitely help you out. But do not just stop at one website; search on several. Here at College Prep Consultants we can help you out with the research for specific colleges, but sometimes going at your own speed can be great! Search for acceptance rates and what the school specializes in when it comes to majors and minors; look up the campus and see how the day to day life is. There is really room for  any question when looking up your college choices.



Now as you research your colleges think about what it is you have a passion for. When it comes to going to college it is very important you are going there to chase your dreams and also perfect your skill set. So ask yourself if you are good at music? Is it reading and writing? Maybe science or performing arts. Figure out what it is you do best and find the right college that fits you.


Schedule Some College Tours

The best way to see how something works is to go straight to the source and experience it yourself. Set up a college visit and get ready to see what the school is all about. This can be a great and fun experience as you get to witness all that the school has to offer as your tour guide takes you through the campus.

Preparing for Finals at College

Preparing For Finals

The end is near when it comes to the semester! Finals are going to be fast approaching and I am sure you are stressing out and feeling as if the semester is crashing down on you. I compiled a list of things that you can do to prepare you for finals so there is no need to fret!



  • Study! Study! Study!


There is truly nothing more beneficial than to simply study for your tests even if it means studying in small increments in terms of subject or material. You are better of taking your time with studying instead of cramming it all in during one night. Remember to orchestrate your time intelligently and create a schedule that balances your academic and personal life.


  1.        Manage Your Time!

Now this is the time when you must arrange your time according to a specialized schedule. You do not need to dedicate all of your time to school! We are only human so it is healthy to plan nights out or sit back and relax while watching your favorite show on Netflix; but remember that you must also work around your study schedule and figure a way to hash out a perfect plan that ensures that you meet your personal and academic needs.


  1.        Talk With Your Teachers

Speak to your teachers about your grade and of any assignment that you might be missing. Make sure you are up to date about the current subject and of course be sure you are on top of everything that is needed to pass the class and/or classes. Now I am not saying that you should expect the worse but I highly advocate you prepare yourself and make sure you get as many points as you can before finals and if you are on top of things already then use this time as a way to get ready for the finals to come.


  1.         Do Not Stress

If you follow the above steps I will assure you that you will be successful during your finals. Just don’t stress yourself out by procrastinating or carrying out bad study habits.Here at CPC we are rooting for you and are wishing your the best of luck.

Summer Programs for College Admissions

Summer Programs for High School Students

You do not have to sit around all summer and wait for something to hit you over the head. More than likely if you are here reading this you are interested in furthering your education and taking the initiative to put yourself a couple steps ahead of everyone else. Below is a list of programs that you can look into to help further your education.  


Academic Enrichment by Westcoast Connection

With programs on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, McGill in Montreal, Barcelona and Florence, high school students have the opportunity to prepare for college by participating in a blend of interactive courses taught by college instructors. In addition to college preparation students can engage in exciting day trips and excursions.  


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California State Summer School For Mathematics and Sciences

Designed for students who have shown skills in STEM, California State Summer School For Mathematics and Sciences is a four week summer residential program that gives them the opportunity to venture beyond their everyday high school academic curriculum. Students will work in state-of-the-art labs alongside renowned faculty members, scientists, and researchers.


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Columbia College Of Chicago - Summer At Columbia

Tailored to students who have completed their sophomore, junior, and/or senior years of high school but have not attended college yet are interested in art and communication, Summer at Columbia is a great program in which courses do transfer as electives to Columbia College of Chicago and to some other colleges or universities at the discretion of the particular school. Students can also live on campus like an actual college student and enjoy the meal plans for an additional cost.

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Experiences While at College

Experiences You Should Have In College

College isn’t always about going to class and studying for the next exam. College can be a wonderful experience that will last you a lifetime if you chose to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities it has to offer.


Watch Plays

Look, maybe you feel as if plays are not for you but sometimes saying yes to something new might spark a new interest in you. In my experience during college I actually was reluctant to watch plays but when i did i never regretted it. I love to see what my peers are doing and i have never been disappointed.


Check Out The Clubs and Join One!

If you are going to school for business or simply feel as if you need more friends the join a club! It is a great way to have adventures and to try new things. You do not even have to commit to the club if it is not for you but at least you made some friends in the process. College is all about new experiences so take advantage!


Study Abroad

Now this one may seem like it is a little too far fetched but studying abroad can open up a window of opportunity for you as well as help you explore new cultures. There is so much more out there in the world. College is the perfect time to do this because your main focus during this wonderous time is to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life and perhaps spending time in another country and gaining some new experience might help you figure that out.


Participate in Sporting Events

You don’t just have to be an athlete to participate in your intramural sports. Go and enjoy the games and immerse yourself in the crowd. Enjoy the school spirit and meet people. Cheer on your team and have loads of fun! College does not have to be a barren wasteland of homework and studying but it can be a brand new world full of excitement and experience.

What Is Your Final Decision?

Three Things To Think ABout Before Making A Final College Decision

College is a huge step in the right direction and since you are here then you must be serious about your future. It can be a bit scary trying to make a final decision but before you do consider three things..


What Is My Lifetime Goal?

Now truly ask yourself this question. Are you completely aware of what it is you want to achieve in life? Remember that  in the end it is always going to be your decision and no one else’s. College will definitely take you in the right direction but be sure that the school of your choice is ultimately your choice and that is the one you want to attend in order for you to perfect your unique set of skills.


Can I Make A Career With What I Am Passionate For?

I am all for people who dream and work hard for their passions. But we must always have a back-up plan and this goes for those who are chasing a career that is essentially ensured. With this being said is the career path you want truly the one that you can achieve?


Am I Willing To Give What It Takes?

Think really hard about what it is you want to do the most. Now ask yourself if you willing to put in the work necessary to achieve this goal. There is a lot of competition out there and the goal is not to be better than everyone else but to try as hard as you can to give the competitors a run for their money. Find your passion and think realistically about it; then discover what it is going to take to get there. I believe in you and all of your dreams and I wish for nothing but positive outcomes for you.