The College Search Mindset

A college fair is one of several ways to learn about colleges and universities. Here, representatives look forward to connecting with students to help them learn not only more about their individual schools but also about themselves as college-bound students.

In this short video, Executive Director Ann Marano offers her advice, tips, and suggestions for bringing the best mindset not only to college fairs and information sessions but to the college search itself.

CTCL on the Road

CTCL will be hosting in-person college fairs and information sessions for students, parents, and college counselors in July and August. Join us!

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Counselors Change Lives

CTCL celebrates all those who serve their communities by advising, coaching, mentoring, nudging, and cheering on high school students as they consider their post-secondary plans.

The Counselors That Change Lives award recognizes those professionals who are notably dedicated to college counseling practices that reflect the CTCL mission by promoting a college search that focuses on the individual student and finding a college that will cultivate the student's lifelong love of learning.

Join us in congratulating the 2022 recipients!

Recommended Reading

We have curated this selection of articles and essays to inspire new thinking as well as to offer answers to the most common questions about today's college search and selection process. Whether you're just beginning to think about attending a college, prepping to submit an application, or supporting a student in your life, you'll want to check it out.

Search the CTCL Colleges

Personalized, student-centered experiences are at the heart of every Colleges That Change Lives education. While the CTCL member schools all share that mission, they are otherwise very distinctive from one another.

Whatever your heart (and mind!) desires, we invite you to search the CTCL colleges here online to find your very own transformative college experience.