September 18, 2018

There are always some mixed emotions about visiting a college or university that you’ve been daydreaming about when you’re supposed to be paying attention to...

September 18, 2018

There are honestly quite a few ways to go about visiting potential colleges and universities, so you can take advantage of as many as you...

September 18, 2018

May 1 was Decision Day, the day that many students must decide which college or university they will attend in the fall (specifically, which schools require...

September 18, 2018

Colleges and universities take every form you could imagine, from compact city buildings to spread-out rural campuses. Living in an entirely new environment is thrilling,...

September 17, 2018

These insider tips can help you ace undergraduate interviews for highly selective colleges and universities.

Optional Interviews Aren’t Really Optional

Even if an interview is...

September 17, 2018

Are you applying to wrong schools for the wrong reasons? It happens all the time. A third of students at four-year colleges and universities transfer....

September 17, 2018

Small colleges and universities, or institutions with 1,000 students or less, offer students a more intimate experience. Classes are small and less likely to be...

September 17, 2018

You should aim for your dreams in the undergraduate application process, but you can’t be certain of anything. It's important to apply to at least one college or...

September 17, 2018

If you're able to stay overnight at a campus you are interested in, that is a great opportunity to really imagine yourself living and studying there. Accordingly,...

September 17, 2018

What is a legacy student, why does it matter, when does it matter and what should you do if you aren't one? Read on to learn...

September 17, 2018

A college or university tour will highlight the best things that a campus has to offer. You should ask questions beyond what’s presented in order to get...

September 17, 2018

Getting into your top choice isn't impossible, but it will be challenging. To make the process easier, read these 12 tips to improve your odds...

September 14, 2018

Your vision of your undergraduate experience might differ from that of your parents. This disconnect can be a source of contention as college and university...

September 14, 2018

As high school juniors and seniors begin to craft lists of colleges and universities they’d like to attend, it’s important to remember that not every...

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 12, 2018

 

During your junior year of high school, you probably are starting to think about going to a college or university. Although most of the...

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...

September 11, 2018

When visiting a college or university campus, you need to stay long enough to ask a lot of questions. That means that you should not...

September 11, 2018

 

The Big Ten Conference is a bit of a misnomer, since it’s actually made up of 14 universities from across midwestern and eastern America. Each...

September 11, 2018

 

One thing that undergraduate applicants often forget to do is converse with students who are currently attending a college or university. By doing this,...

September 11, 2018

 

Some students receive noncommittal letters in the mail, also known as a likely letters from colleges or universities. Although likely letters are positive, they...

September 11, 2018

 

When you discover where you get into school, let it sink in, be classy and be kind. Read on for some tips for handling your...

September 6, 2018

 

So you found an undergraduate school that you think would be a good match, went for a tour and maybe even spent the night with a...

September 6, 2018

 

College campus tours usually feature an upbeat and motivated college student decked out in spirit gear walking backwards on a manicured path through campus. These tour...

September 5, 2018

 

Applicants who are dealing with difficult situations at home, such as a chronically ill parent or family hardship, should tell the admissions office about...

September 5, 2018

 

In that anxious period of time leading up to the release of college acceptance letters, students often wonder if they should contact the colleges...

September 5, 2018

 

What does it mean to be waitlisted? Most of the time, it means you have the academic credentials to be admitted, but for one...

September 5, 2018

 

Many colleges offer or require an admissions interview as a part of the application process. Many students, however, don’t realize that in addition to confidently answering...

September 5, 2018

 

Once you receive acceptance letters from colleges or universities, making the final decision is not easy. If you are accepted to two or more schools,...

September 5, 2018

 

Maybe you read extensively about the college or university of your choice, or heard about it from current or former students. But nothing compares to seeing and experiencing...

September 4, 2018

 

Admissions decisions arrive in the spring for students who applied regular decision or who were deferred from the early admission pool. This marks a...

September 4, 2018

 

Last year, more than 170 colleges from Harvard to Kalamazoo College pledged to consider service as a larger part of their application.

“Too often,...

September 4, 2018

 

If you always dreamed about attending one of the eight prestigious colleges that make up the Ivy League, you probably already know that admission to...

September 4, 2018

 

When a student visits a college or university campus, it demonstrates that the student is interested in the school. It also shows the admissions...

September 4, 2018

 

Colleges and universities with rolling admissions evaluate applications as they are received, instead of using a single admissions deadline. These institutions take applications until...

September 4, 2018

 

International students must be able to listen, read, write and speak English well, or they will not be successful at a U.S. college or...

September 4, 2018

 

The number of international students attending U.S. colleges and universities has skyrocketed. We’ve compiled a list of five colleges that cater to international students....

August 31, 2018

 

College-bound high school students (and their parents) are fascinated by college rankings, but college rankings do not help students find the right college for...

August 30, 2018

 

One of the most common tools used by students to choose a college is a ranking system. College admissions counselors, however, warn students against...

August 30, 2018

Every year, one of the most rigorous parts of the college application process happens on Saturday mornings, the SAT and ACT test. Many students, however,...

August 29, 2018

 

Predictive analytics are becoming an increasingly important factor for college admissions modeling. They help predict the likelihood that a student will enroll if admitted. Predictive analytics...

August 29, 2018

 

Choosing to go to the same college or university as your high school best friend can be an incredibly fun experience. It can also...

August 29, 2018

 

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

Q: What should I do during my college visits to get...

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...

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...

August 28, 2018

 

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

Q: Some of the colleges I'm interested in require prospective students...

August 28, 2018

 

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

Q: Some of the colleges that I'm looking at require an...

August 28, 2018

All of the various components of the college application process can be complicated. So read on for terms and definitions from A-C! This will ensure...

August 27, 2018

You probably planned a lot of fun activities with friends for the summer and maybe even a vacation! But don't let all the warm weather and outdoor...

August 27, 2018

One of the hardest parts of going to college is leaving your family. That includes your furry family members. Well, some colleges are trying to...

August 27, 2018

Social media is a big part of everyday life. You use it to bond with friends, keep in touch with family, and even learn more...

August 24, 2018

You spent time looking at different colleges and universities to figure out which schools are a good fit. If you already found a few options, that’s great! Here are...

August 24, 2018

How much do you know about letters of recommendation? Many colleges and scholarships require them with your application. So it’s time to brush up on the basics and...

August 24, 2018

Women’s colleges have grown and changed over time. They’re no longer finishing schools for southern belles – they’re fun, academically challenging environments for strong, independent...

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

As you build your college list, you need to think about schools a little differently. Having a favorite school doesn’t always mean you’ll get in.

You may have heard...

August 23, 2018

The Cappex College Admissions Counseling Survey asked counselors about the number of college admissions applications they recommend students submit and the actual number of applications...

August 23, 2018

School breaks were made for rest, relaxation and college visits? There’s a reason every time you check social media lately you’re inundated with photos of your friends...