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Why People Waste Their College Visits-Part 2

Students walking on campus representing college visitsIn the first part of Why People Waste Their College Campus Visits, I discussed how students and families don’t make the most of college visits because they don’t understand there are different types of campus visits and don’t prepare appropriately. I covered some common issues regarding campus visits and listed one of three types of campus visits. This post lists the remaining types of visits and what to do if you can’t visit. Continue reading

College Baseball Recruiting Help Survey

Trying to figure out baseball college recruiting? Know your son wants to play at the college level but not really sure what the steps are to get there? Don’t know what to expect from recruiting services?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please take the time to complete a short survey about your current situation. I’m teaming up with Darrell Coulter of STARTT Pitching to create a college baseball recruiting program for parents of middle schoolers and high schoolers. Right now we’re trying to determine the areas families are struggling with the recruiting process.

We would very much appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your knowledge and experience with college recruiting. Just click here to get started. And thanks so much!

College Baseball Recruiting Help Survey

50-50 Highlights: Colleges with the Best Financial Aid

boy digging for buried treasure representing colleges with most generous financial aidThe list of 50-50 colleges and universities is designed to provide students and their families with options for good schools where students are likely to be admitted. What makes a 50-50 school even better is when it provides generous financial aid. This can come in the form of scholarships and need-based grants. And quite a few 50-50 colleges do and are worth looking into. Continue reading

College’s Prices as Simple as Pie: Catching up with TuitionFit on FB Live


Everyone knows that most students don’t pay the full sticker price for college. Now you can find out how much other students are actually paying by using TuitionFit for free. All you have to do is upload a copy of your financial aid award.

We’re going to be talking with Mark Salisbury, founder of TuitionFit.org, to ask him about his findings based on the financial aid season so far.

Parents of high school seniors and those who help them need to make the time to watch Wednesday’s Facebook Live to find out how they can benefit from participating in TuitionFit.

It will be on the DIYCollegeRankings Facebook Page, Wednesday March 20th, 7:30 pm CST. Get your questions ready and I’ll see you there.

9 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Playing College Baseball-Part 2

keeping score book representing one way to improve chances of playing college baseballI’ve already listed four of the nine things that you can do that will improve your chances of playing baseball at the college level in a previous post. These tips aren’t going to make a D2 player into a D1 player. They will give the D2 player a better chance at actually playing college baseball on a D2 team. These are the things you can do off the field that will set you apart from other players. It isn’t just about having the best skills; it’s about making it as easy as possible for coaches to know that you have the skills and choose you over another player. Continue reading

Why People Waste Their College Visits

Student on college visitWhen people talk about college visits, it’s usually to give advice about questions to ask and places to visit while you’re on campus. There’s also the issue of how much importance to place on the official campus tour and student guide. No one stops to ask what “kind” of college visit is intended. Yes, there are different kind of visits. There are actually three different types of visits. Continue reading