mycampusGPS blog

April 24, 2020

As a former university admissions officer and academic advisor, I know the value of good career exploration.  High school students who engage in meaningful career exploration before entering university are generally more focused and successful at university than those...

March 18, 2020

These days are challenging for high school students, but time away from regularly scheduled academics and activities provides you with an opportunity as well.

It's an chance to to take initiative and prepare properly for the opportunities that lie ahead, namely universi...

February 29, 2020

Do you know there are benefits to winning a scholarship in addition to the money?  

While scholarship funding is the best kind of funding a student can get -- free money that doesn't have to be paid back! -- scholarships offer benefits to the student far beyond mon...

January 5, 2020

What is a personal statement?

A personal statement is a document some universities use to evaluate an applicant’s suitability for admission.  Sometimes the personal statement is used only for admission, and sometimes it’s also used to assess the applicant for scholarshi...