GCA Blog Posts

NewFafsa_and_CSSProfile

Applying for financial aid is an important step in the U.S. college application process. But what is the FAFSA and what is the CSS Profile? And, what about the changes to the new 2024-2025 FAFSA? Learn more in our primer on financial aid applications and find 10 Facts about the new simplified FAFSA form which is expected to be released at the end of December 2023.

GCA visiting Radboud University in Netherlands

When I visited Radboud in May, students and faculty were getting ready for the first of many events this year celebrating the university's centenary. The festivities culminated on October 17th, 2023, with Radboud celebrating a century of academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and a commitment to nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. International students can choose from 14 different English-taught Bachelor’s and 117 English-taught Master’s degree programs. 

Netherlands Top study destination for International Students

Study in the Netherlands: A Top Choice for International Students. - Unlocking the Appeal of Studying in the Netherlands - A Hub for English-Taught Bachelor's Programs and Innovative Education with Affordable Tuition. Overall, a smart choice for international students. Read more and about the Dutch application process right here in this post.

GCA Visit to USC - Global College Advisers

The picture might be deceiving but no, I did not make a quick trip to Italy but rather just went to the USC counselor conference in Los Angeles. With an overall student population of 49,500 and about 21,000 undergraduates, USC is one of the largest private universities in the USA. Students can choose from over 200 majors and can get special advising if they declare a pre-professional interest in pre-med, pre-law, pre-health, and pre-teaching. Read on to learn more about USC

Go on a College Visit with GCA - Last week we checked out the University of California Riverside (UCR). Read more about what we learned and saw. From the one-of-a-kind Creative Writing Major to UCR's Medical School, the AACSB-accredited Business School and the ABET-accredited Engineering School, and much more...

CommonApp and UC Application open

The application season for fall 2024 has officially begun, as both the Common App and the UC application have opened their portals for prospective students. Now is the perfect time to kickstart your college application journey and set yourself on the path to your dream university. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Common App website or the UC application website, and start by creating your account today.

GCA - How to get a head start on college applications in the summer

Get a Head Start on Your College Applications this Summer. While you need to recharge during summer, it's important for rising seniors to use parts of their summer to get a head start on some college application work. We have put together a list of 11 things that you can do NOW to have a smooth start into your senior year in fall.

National College Decision Day Global College Advisers

National College Decision Day is coming up on May 1st. It's time we take a step back and reflect on a process that can easily spiral out of control if unrealistic expectations have been set. The college admissions process has been a competitive and stressful one for quite some years now. However, as the world becomes increasingly competitive, the pressure on high school students to gain acceptance into their dream college is at an all-time high.

Erasmus University College -Liberal Arts College Europe

While the American liberal arts college model may be unique in some respects, the concept of a broad-based, interdisciplinary education is not limited to the United States and can be found in various forms in countries around the world. However, if you want to go study at a small liberal arts college, there are options for you also in Europe!