FAQs

Making decisions about your education can be confusing and overwhelming at times. Should you hire a consultant or navigate the admissions process on your own? Do you have special circumstances or specific educational goals? Maybe our questions and answers below will get you started down the right path. And you can always schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Greatland College Consulting if you need to gather more information.

 

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Why is this a separate service?


Some people just want to know about WUE options as a low-cost alternative to the colleges they are considering. They’re just looking for some basic information in a clear and concise form from a trusted expert.




Money is important to me. Why not just look at WUE schools?


The cost of college is important to almost everyone, but the published price is not what most students end up paying. By just looking at WUE colleges, you could end up paying more than at a private school or non-participating public school.




Why can’t I just do it myself?


You can! That’s why I wrote the book, The Saavy Guide to the 4-Year WUE Colleges. However, with our WUE School Consultation, you’ll be provided with an orderly way to look at the colleges and you'll be able to talk with someone who has spent hundreds of hours researching the WUE colleges and programs. My questionnaire also asks the right questions to help you find the right fit college. And lastly, I’ve visited many of the campuses of the WUE schools, and that’s the best way to get to know a school.




What makes you an expert?


With my years of helping students and learning about colleges and with authoring The Saavy Guide to the 4-Year WUE Colleges, I have spent hundreds of hours researching and communicating with the 4-year WUE colleges. I am a student of all colleges and also use the same expertise in knowing about WUE schools.




What is the biggest difference between this service and the others?


The WUE Schools Consultation is a very streamlined process. A questionnaire is completed and then I provide a list of suggested schools and an explanation on why these may be a good fit for you. This is limited compared to the whole gamut of services that the DiscoveryU program provides.





 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Why is this a separate service?


Some people just want to know about WUE options as a low-cost alternative to the colleges they are considering. They’re just looking for some basic information in a clear and concise form from a trusted expert.




Money is important to me. Why not just look at WUE schools?


The cost of college is important to almost everyone, but the published price is not what most students end up paying. By just looking at WUE colleges, you could end up paying more than at a private school or non-participating public school.




Why can’t I just do it myself?


You can! That’s why I wrote the book, The Saavy Guide to the 4-Year WUE Colleges. However, with our WUE School Consultation, you’ll be provided with an orderly way to look at the colleges and you'll be able to talk with someone who has spent hundreds of hours researching the WUE colleges and programs. My questionnaire also asks the right questions to help you find the right fit college. And lastly, I’ve visited many of the campuses of the WUE schools, and that’s the best way to get to know a school.




What makes you an expert?


With my years of helping students and learning about colleges and with authoring The Saavy Guide to the 4-Year WUE Colleges, I have spent hundreds of hours researching and communicating with the 4-year WUE colleges. I am a student of all colleges and also use the same expertise in knowing about WUE schools.




What is the biggest difference between this service and the others?


The WUE Schools Consultation is a very streamlined process. A questionnaire is completed and then I provide a list of suggested schools and an explanation on why these may be a good fit for you. This is limited compared to the whole gamut of services that the DiscoveryU program provides.





 

WUE SCHOOLS

Why is this a separate service?


Some people just want to know about WUE options as a low-cost alternative to the colleges they are considering. They’re just looking for some basic information in a clear and concise form from a trusted expert.




Money is important to me. Why not just look at WUE schools?


The cost of college is important to almost everyone, but the published price is not what most students end up paying. By just looking at WUE colleges, you could end up paying more than at a private school or non-participating public school.




Why can’t I just do it myself?


You can! That’s why I wrote the book, The Saavy Guide to the 4-Year WUE Colleges. However, with our WUE School Consultation, you’ll be provided with an orderly way to look at the colleges and you'll be able to talk with someone who has spent hundreds of hours researching the WUE colleges and programs. My questionnaire also asks the right questions to help you find the right fit college. And lastly, I’ve visited many of the campuses of the WUE schools, and that’s the best way to get to know a school.




What makes you an expert?


With my years of helping students and learning about colleges and with authoring The Saavy Guide to the 4-Year WUE Colleges, I have spent hundreds of hours researching and communicating with the 4-year WUE colleges. I am a student of all colleges and also use the same expertise in knowing about WUE schools.




What is the biggest difference between this service and the others?


The WUE Schools Consultation is a very streamlined process. A questionnaire is completed and then I provide a list of suggested schools and an explanation on why these may be a good fit for you. This is limited compared to the whole gamut of services that the DiscoveryU program provides.





 

PHARMACY

How is applying to pharmacy school different than applying to college?


As there are only 123 pharmacy schools in the USA, your choices are limited. Students are often older and looking for a different college experience than those just looking to go to college.




How will you help me?


I will help you show your best self as you apply to Pharmacy School. Although all schools offer the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, their emphasis on the various uses of the degree differ. There are also special programs at many of the pharmacy schools. By introducing you to all these options, you can find the right pharmacy college fit for you.




Why are you an expert?


I am the only college admissions consultant who has a degree in pharmacy. I have worked in pharmacy for over thirty years as an owner and a manager, and I still work part-time in the industry so I am current on what is happening in the field. I also work with pharmacy students from various college programs, giving me the opportunity to receive feedback on their experiences.




How does the process work?


We start with an intake questionnaire that allows me to get to know you. From this, I can present various options for what you might be looking for in a pharmacy school. Most of our interaction is via email, Skype, or other internet communication.





 

ONLINE LEARNING

What exactly do you mean by “online?"


Online education is booming. Classes range from asynchronous single classes to a synchronous full time education. Some classes have frequent teacher interaction and some have very little to none. Most are accredited, but not all. Any content delivered online could be helpful to your education.




Does this apply to high school or college classes?


High school, college, and dual enrollment students all take advantage of online learning.




Why are you an expert?


I started by working with a homeschool high school group in 2008 and have worked with students who have taken online classes for several years. I use my college consulting background, along with almost 10 years of experience, as a means to analyze online programs.




How do I know what is a good online program?


It really goes back to fit and what you’re looking for.




Do you work directly with any online schools?


No, I am completely independent. I do have more experience with students in some programs, but with the tens of thousands of online classes now available, I do not know everything about every program. I will answer your questions to the best of my ability.




Do online classes count?


Most online classes do count for credit, but it mostly depends on the school that is accepting the credit. Sometimes taking a class even without credit can be beneficial.