Resources for Students and Families
- Application Resources
- Gilman's Guide to College Counseling
- Gilman's College Essay Guidebook
- College Money Method: Workshops and Resources for College Financial Planning and the Financial Aid Process
- Online Essay Writing Resources
- How to Convert Your GPA to a 4.0 Scale
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- For Students of Color
- For Students Interested in Business or Engineering
- Other Useful Websites
- Other Useful Documents
Recommendations and Processes for Students Seeking to Play Athletics in College
The athletic component to college admission has been both overrated and underrated, all too often at the expense of the prospective student-athlete. It is true that significant athletic ability and the capacity to contribute to an athletic program can be a component in the college admissions process. It is also true that many college applicants invest all of their (college admission) hope in their athletic prowess, which is often nullified by the peer competition or, more likely, by the lack of academic performance.
In almost all cases, selective colleges and universities in the U.S., no matter what anybody says, are looking for student-athletes, young men and women who can do the academic work with success.