Application tips. Advice about college visits. Suggestions for that all-important college essay. Our admission counselor bloggers have you covered.

Counselor Bloggers

  • Fall Fridays at DePauw - Inside Look into the Life of a Tiger

    Orlando Ramirez

    In a previous blog, I mentioned the importance of visiting colleges to which you’re applying. It’s probably safe to say then, that you’re wondering how best to organize a trip, or whether you should schedule a personalized visit instead of attending an open house. At DePauw, you can choose either of the two. In this blog, however, I’ll give… Read more.

  • Get Caught Up in College Search

    Zak George

    As you’re in the final stretch of your junior year, you’re also nearing the starting line of your college search process. By now, after reading all of my helpful blogs, you’ve browsed our website, emailed your DePauw admission counselor, took a look at visit options for this spring and summer, and started thinking more about scholarships and… Read more.

  • Junior Year: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Zak George

    Junior year is one of the most telling years for college admission offices. And guess what? You’re halfway done with it already! Today’s blog will highlight what we consider during your junior year, and why it is important in preparing you for DePauw! We like junior year for a variety of reasons: It allows us to see the trend of your… Read more.

Latest Posts


  • Financial Aid - What Does It All Mean?

    Zak George

    You’re in the home stretch of your junior year!  You’ve done it! You’re preparing for a long summer vacation, time with friends, snapchat and instagram filters galore! It’s also time to start thinking of a response, as friends, family and strangers on the street will begin to ask you “have you thought about where you want to go to school next year?”

    One huge consideration that comes into the college…

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  • Get Caught Up in College Search

    Zak George

    As you’re in the final stretch of your junior year, you’re also nearing the starting line of your college search process. By now, after reading all of my helpful blogs, you’ve browsed our website, emailed your DePauw admission counselor, took a look at visit options for this spring and summer, and started thinking more about scholarships and financial aid! Great work!

    No…?  You’re not there yet? That…

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  • It’s easy to talk about yourself! The College Interview

    Zak George

    Bring copies of your resume. Wear a suit. Arrive early. Come prepared with questions. Research the company and role in advance.

    Much has been written on advice for the first (or next) job interview. Self Help books and blogs are out there giving recent college graduates and career jumpers advice on what to do, what not to do, what to say, and what not to say during the critical one hour conversation…

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  • #AdmissionTips #SocialMediaTidalWave

    Zachary George

    In some sense, I rode the first tidal wave that is known as ‘social media’. Facebook began my sophomore year of college as an elite way for college students to connect with other college students. When it first started, it was only available to students having an .edu email address, and was a club that everyone wanted to be a part of, but only certain people were allowed into.

    My roommates and classmates…

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  • Junior Year: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

    Zak George

    Junior year is one of the most telling years for college admission offices. And guess what? You’re halfway done with it already! Today’s blog will highlight what we consider during your junior year, and why it is important in preparing you for DePauw!

    We like junior year for a variety of reasons:

    It allows us to see the trend of your grades. Since freshman year, have your grades gone up, or down?…

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