Smart Q & A: Is it Better to Apply “Undecided” or Declare a Major?
Jun21

Smart Q & A: Is it Better to Apply “Undecided” or Declare a Major?

Smart Q & A is a new service on SmartCollegeVisit where readers submit a question related to college visits or the college admissions process and we’ll have an expert advisor provide an answer. To kick things off, Christina McIntyre, associate director for University Honors at Virginia Tech, founder of BecomeAlum, and president of Innovative Academic Solutions, answers questions related to academic planning. What’s...

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Top Take Aways from BecomeAlum on CampusChat
Jun03

Top Take Aways from BecomeAlum on CampusChat

Christina McIntyre, BecomeAlum founder, shared her college advising insights on #CampusChat, June 2, 2010. The main topic was academic planning and covered everything from deciding on a major to graduation rates to paying for college. It was a fascinating discussion with terrific input from all who participated. Here are some of the top take-aways from Christina: Look up grad rates on collegeresults.org then ask schools how they are...

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The 5W’s of CampusChat with Christina McIntyre
Jun02

The 5W’s of CampusChat with Christina McIntyre

#CampusChat: 9 PM Eastern, June 2, 2010  WHO – Tonight's guest is Christina McIntyre, founder of BecomeAlum Christina's experience in academic advising spans 14 years at Virginia Tech. By working with students to provide advice and direction, she identified that students need tools to provide structure to their academic planning. She designed BecomeAlum to meet those needs. BecomeAlum is an online academic planning...

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Top 10 Questions for the Undecided Major
Mar10

Top 10 Questions for the Undecided Major

Applying undecided is fine, provided the college in question has a good program for helping new students explore available majors. Deciding where to apply is just one of the important decision points on the path to college. Deciding which major to choose is another, and with many schools offering anywhere from 40 – 70 majors, the number of choices alone can be overwhelming. The good news is that it’s usually OK to enter...

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