By Dr. Matthew Weed

Before Covid-19 shook the world — and colleges — to its core, we knew that at least a third of people who started college each fall wouldn’t be back for their sophomore year. We can’t say how those figures will look this fall, but it’s reasonable…


Do you want to maximize the return on the investment of time and money you plan to put into your education?

If so, my final set of questions focuses on helping you try to do this in the way you and your family hope it will.

College Search Consultants, your…


The more questions you ask when determining which colleges may be best for you to apply to — and hopefully attend — the better. This is the second set of questions I always encourage people to ask. The first set is up already, the third will be up soon.

Given…


Where you apply — and go — to college can literally shape the rest of your life.

Apply to the wrong colleges and you’ll waste lots of time, money, and emotional energy. You’ll also make ‘contributions’ to campuses that won’t benefit you.


Doing these things will significantly increase your chances of getting into your dream school. You’ll also look better to your backup schools. A wider range of choices is always a good thing.

As an Educational Search Consultant who has worked with numerous students over the years, I’ve found some highly…


Are you a high school senior and applying to college this year? It’s definitely time to start working on your responses to the essay prompts you’ve been given for writing your personal statements. If you wonder, “How can I write a statement that will get me admitted to the school…


If you’re a high school senior, you can still do a lot to get strong recommendations. That said, starting on this early in your life will help a lot.

Many students ask me questions like: “How can I get great letters from my recommenders?” Even if you’re a senior, it’s…


A third of people who start college this fall won’t be back for their sophomore year. Here are ideas to help you avoid being one of them.

Having advised hundreds of students on getting into — and getting through — college, I know many take more than four years to…


And “responsible” scientists, ethicists, and policy makers should have been ready for them.

News erupted on November 26 that Dr. He Jiankui, a physicist in China, may have created the first genetically engineered embryos. Whether he has or not is still up for debate as his claim has not been…


As a patient, Health Professions Educator and Health Innovator, I’m more personally aware than most that our choices on Election Day and every other day will impact our health and how we pay for it.

An interesting study was published by Papanicolas et al. in the Journal of the American…

Matthew Weed

Yale, Harvard, Princeton grad. Blind and diabetic kayaker, skier, and speaker. Advocating for everyone to care of themselves and others.

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