March 28, 2019

 

College application season has come and gone. A lot of seniors have poured their heart and soul (not to mention every ounce of effort...

September 18, 2018

How to Take Useful Notes

If you think for a hot second that notes are something you won’t ever have to take again once you’re...

September 18, 2018

1. Take your classes seriously. Your GPA is one of the most important factors colleges and universities consider when evaluating your application. Although junior year is the most...

September 18, 2018

There’s a reason we all prize getting off on the right foot — it’s a lot easier to jump higher if you’ve pushed off from...

September 17, 2018

A guaranteed way to cut the cost of an undergraduate degree is to graduate in four years. But the vast majority of students do not manage...

September 17, 2018

You’ll have several presentations to make throughout your undergraduate years, but the prospect of public speaking combined with academic stress can terrify students. Here are...

September 17, 2018

Optimizing your study strategies can save hours of precious time. Studying efficiently will alleviate stress and leave you with more free time. Here are some...

September 13, 2018

Whether you’re studying in high school or an undergraduate program, group assignments are common. It can be intimidating to let others determine part of your...

September 13, 2018

Students who are single parents are much less likely to graduate than other undergraduate students. They also graduate with more student debt. Yet there are several...

September 13, 2018

Whether you’re an incoming freshman looking to make some extra spending money or a rising high school junior hoping to get some experience in a...

September 13, 2018

There’s plenty to be done while you’re finishing your senior year of high school. So procrastinating the undergraduate application process can throw a wrench into...

September 13, 2018

By the end of your junior year or the beginning of your senior year of high school, you'll need to ask one to three of...

September 12, 2018

Some students experience senioritis after they submit their college or university applications. They will cut themselves slack after months of hard work in an attempt...

September 11, 2018

Roughly three million college or university students have some type of learning disability, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. What is remarkable about...

September 10, 2018

High school students don’t have to step foot on campus to start earning their degree. Taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes or enrolling in college-level classes as...

September 10, 2018

Summer is a great time for high school juniors to impress colleges. Here are a few activities that students can do to add some bling...

September 10, 2018

Every year, millions of students begin their college journey at community colleges. Did you know that 40% of undergraduate students get their start at a...

September 6, 2018

If you must work during the summer, try finding a part-time job that fits your schedule and demands. Remember, when applying for a job, think...

September 6, 2018

In the last several years, colleges have offered free online classes to anyone with an internet connection. These massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offer...

September 6, 2018

There are tempting benefits to taking some of your college classes online—taking tests at home in your pajamas, listening to lectures as you do your...

September 5, 2018

If you'll be a junior or haven’t yet finished your junior year, follow our advice for using this time to impress colleges and universities.

Challenge Yourself...

September 5, 2018

The option to take a class online is a somewhat new idea. As a result, there are a lot of opinions regarding the quality of...

September 4, 2018

Although earning a double major requires more work, you can walk away with two degrees. Take a look at these subjects that pair well for...

August 31, 2018

If you’re like many teenagers, your college goal is getting admitted.  What is far more important, however, is succeeding academically once the admission process is...

August 31, 2018

By your junior year of high school, you could have the option to study abroad or work as an intern. Opportunities like these often are during...

August 31, 2018

College admissions committees value genuine interest in a few activities, or even just one that stands out. You don’t have to be involved in 15 different...

August 31, 2018

For students trying to determine whether to sit for AP exams this spring or to sign up for AP classes, there are clear advantages to...

August 31, 2018

Deciding to double major is not an easy choice. There is a lot to consider, especially if you’re majoring in two unrelated fields. Double majoring...

August 29, 2018

The first step in achieving success after high school is to figure out which learning styles work the best for you. In order to reach...

August 28, 2018

Your senior year of high school is the perfect time to prep for your next four years at a college or university. So there's a...

August 28, 2018

Your junior year is the most important time for college prep. It’s the time you’ll choose colleges to apply to, take admissions tests and decide what you...

August 28, 2018

College preparation starts early. From the first day of high school, everything counts towards college. Here's what you do can do make sure your freshman year...

August 28, 2018

Taking advanced placement (AP) classes can have big advantages. AP classes demonstrate to schools that you're a hard worker and high academic achiever. They're also...

August 28, 2018

Many high schoolers take on part-time jobs to help pay for entertainment expenses, get work experience and save up for college. Learn how to do...

August 27, 2018

Our college expert Mark Kantrowitz answers your questions about college and financial aid.

Q: How do you raise your GPA over 4.0? Some people I...

August 27, 2018

Sometimes it feels a little awkward to build a relationship with an adult who isn’t a relative. However, finding a mentor during high school is...

August 27, 2018

No matter if you're taking your finals or midterms, it’s important to do well on these tests! So here are some tips to ensure that you...

August 27, 2018

Transitioning from middle school to high school can be rough. What if most of your middle school friends ended up in a different high school,...

August 24, 2018

Many high schoolers worry about their GPAs. Your grade point average is an important part of your college applications, so it's definitely something you should...

August 24, 2018

Do you know your grade point average (GPA)? If you can’t answer that question off the top of your head, you aren’t paying enough attention....

August 24, 2018

With school, extracurriculars, your part-time job and sports, it’s tempting to wait until the last minute and submit your scholarship applications. But before you do, ask for...

August 23, 2018

You've heard it since elementary school: plagiarism is never acceptable. But knowing it's wrong doesn't mean you haven't done it-many of us don't fully understand...

August 23, 2018

Even if it’s too late to sign up for any AP classes this year, it’s worth talking to your counselor about putting them on your...

August 23, 2018

Exams can cause tremendous stress. Not knowing what to expect and how you’ll end up doing can be nerve-wracking. Have no fear! You will feel...