September 18, 2018

Waiting is the most difficult part of the college/university admissions process. There are a number of reasons to consider applying Early Action (EA) or Early Decision...

September 18, 2018

It’s crunch time. The last four years? They’ve been leading up to this. “This” being applying for college. You can feel the pressure with...

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

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

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

Although you faced important exams in high school, college or university finals are more stressful and require more studying. Finals can make or break your campus...

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 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 13, 2018

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an association of 11 private liberal arts schools in New England, specifically Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New...

September 13, 2018

You’re bound to make a lot of new friends in an undergraduate program, yet your peers aren’t the only ones on campus you should form...

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

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

The following is a short list of colleges and universities that are well known for the strength of their transfer programs. Additionally, these institutions consciously maintain...

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 10, 2018

Most community college students who would like to obtain a bachelor’s degree never do. Only 14% of students who start at a community college end up transferring and earning...

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

College admissions officers are now spending less time reviewing college applications. Admissions officers working in teams of two used to spend 12-15 minutes with an application, but currently...

September 6, 2018

 

Some colleges and universities offer a college admissions interview, which allows applicants to visit with admissions officers or alumni interviewers and discuss why they are...

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...

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...

August 29, 2018

 

Admissions test scores can affect whether a student is admitted to selective colleges or qualifies for academic scholarships. Students with higher test scores are...

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

 

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...

August 28, 2018

As you're getting ready to apply to college, you'll hear a lot about your transcripts. This can be a little intimidating, especially as most high...

August 28, 2018

Need help better understanding all the complicated terms related to college admissions? Be sure to check out our full admissions glossary after you review G-I. 

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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...

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

Your college search comes with a lot of questions. For example: what’s the difference between public and private schools? How can I get scholarships? How are community...

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

You know your academic history is a big factor in whether or not you’ll get into your dream school. So how can you choose classes...

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...