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There’s a life-changing college and university experience waiting for every type of student. From the supremely smart high achiever, to the solid A-/B- student, to the late bloomer, there’s a wealth of colleges to choose from. Berkshire College Advising of Amherst Mass. works to match students to the right college by helping them engage in self-assessment, mastering the subtleties of the application/admission process, and making a choice based on the student’s own well thought-out priorities.

The problem with computer science

Colleges across the country–liberal arts colleges and research universities alike–are struggling to adjust to the unprecedented explosion of interest in the computer science major. As the New York Times reports, Undergraduate programs at research universities are ratcheting up admission benchmarks beyond what anyone would have imagined a decade ago, and even liberal arts colleges are

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Playing the Long Game

Some students peak in 9th grade, crushing their high school program for the next four years, and acing the SAT’s. Those students often go to the colleges that reward near-perfection in high school. If that’s not you–or if you’re close to that but not quite there–don’t beat yourself up because your friend is going to

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It was absolutely a worthwhile and pleasant experience having our son work with Nate on the college admission process. Undoubtedly, the college application process can be a bit stressful and overwhelming not only for the college bound student, but also for his/her parents. We found that Nate was instrumental in putting perspective on the process, helping our son determine the colleges that would best fit his interests and goals and then successfully guiding him through the application process. When a decision had to be made as to which college to enroll, Nate helped our son evaluate the pros and cons of the various colleges so that our son could make his own thoughtful decision. We have two more children to go through the college application process, and when the time comes, Nate’s sound guidance will be sought.

Parent, Syracuse University ’14

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