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

Ah, standardized testing. We hardly look forward to it, but, in the American education system, there’s a heavy emphasis on taking them. The ACT and...

September 18, 2018

Good question. I mean, obviously, the tests change every year, but we can logically look at each section, as well as previous tests and give it...

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

If you want to go above and beyond most of your peers, consider getting a jumpstart on your classes before they start. After all, many...

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

When it comes to the SAT and ACT, high scores mean a greater chance getting into a college or university. Although there are many other...

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

Living in a dorm is a part of the quintessential campus experience, but movies and television shows have perpetuated a few misconceptions about dorm life....

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

Winter break are made of a few wonderful weeks of rest, catching up with family and meeting up with friends. Still, there’s plenty of preparation to...

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 14, 2018

Of all the factors that can make or break your first semester of living on campus, your roommate is among the most important. Just like your classes,...

September 14, 2018

You only get one freshman orientation, so you want to go with an open mind and enthusiasm. It’s a new and busy process, but making...

September 13, 2018

Many students expect to graduate from a college or university in four years, but, for a majority of students, that’s not the case. Did you...

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

Many potential artists pursue degrees in visual art or design at colleges or universities that offer non-related programs. Also, many schools allow students to pursue a...

September 13, 2018

Preparing for the ACT and SAT takes months. Students read and take practice tests, go to SAT prep classes and sometimes hire tutors to walk them through the process. For...

September 13, 2018

The sooner you decide on a major, the sooner you can land internships and ready yourself for a job by the time you graduate from a...

September 12, 2018

For decades, anxious teenagers and their parents complained about the inability to take the SAT and ACT in summer. Finally, the test makers listened. Now,...

September 12, 2018

 

So you moved in, said sweet goodbyes to your family and finally met your new roommate. Your freshman year is in full swing, yet there...

September 12, 2018

 

Many high school students wonder about the importance of Advanced Placement (AP) classes and test scores when applying to an undergraduate program. The answer largely depends on...

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

 

It’s not uncommon for students with a learning disability to earn an undergraduate degree. One in five freshmen (22%) in a nationwide UCLA survey said...

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...

September 11, 2018

What makes a university a research university? It's all about how the school prioritizes research, undergraduates and graduates. Read on to learn everything you need...

September 10, 2018

 

Most students seeking a bachelor’s degree attend a university, not a college. Although Americans use the words university and college interchangeably, they are starkly different in many respects. When exploring your...

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...

September 10, 2018

 

Students whose passions intersect in unrepresented ways sometimes create their own majors. By combining classes from various departments and proposing plans to their colleges or...

September 7, 2018

 

Many high school students are focused on getting accepted to a college or university, but an increasing number of students are looking ahead and...

September 6, 2018

 

College life comes with a lot of changes; more responsibility, a rigorous academic schedule and a host of new opportunities. One of the most significant,...

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,...

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...

September 6, 2018

 

For high school students who want to earn some academic credit before college, taking summer classes at an established university is a great way...

September 6, 2018

 

The College Board made dramatic changes to the SAT and a slew of prep books are promising students success on the redesigned exam. Students should...

September 6, 2018

 

If you benefit from live, discussion-based explanations and visual tutorials when studying, online SAT prep classes might be your best chance of improving your score....

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...

September 5, 2018

 

If you’re preparing to take the SAT, take a look at this advice for expanding your vocabulary with as little anxiety as possible.

Study...

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...

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...

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...

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

If you want to be successful in college and after you graduate, you need to start college with a blueprint for your life. As soon...

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 30, 2018

 

If you recently took the PSAT, you were introduced to the world of standardized test scores. Even though scores come with explanation cards, the...

August 30, 2018

 

Standardized testing is a way of life in the academic world, especially for those pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. The SAT and ACT can...

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

 

These 12 test-taking tips will help you get a better score on the ACT, SAT and other college admissions tests.

1.Practice, practice, practice. Practice...

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 29, 2018

 

High school students are given plenty of opportunities to jumpstart their college career. There are so many ways to get ahead that it can...

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...

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 27, 2018

Choosing a major is a huge decision because it will impact your college years, internship options and your future career. That means it's not a decision...

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

Textbooks are a sore subject for most college students, as they're known for being expensive, and some students complain that their professors barely use the...

August 27, 2018

College is exciting for a lot of reasons; you’re on your own, you feel like an adult and you’re meeting new people and learning new...

August 27, 2018

Community colleges offer plenty of benefits; the costs are far below what you’d pay at a private school and often in-state public schools, they’re close to home and they...

August 27, 2018

Have you thought about your freshman year goals yet? Maybe you haven’t, or maybe your main objective was just finding your classes the first week...

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 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

Private vs. public, junior college vs. four-year university, for-profit vs. non-profit; this college jargon is enough to make anyone’s head spin! Here’s a rundown of...

August 24, 2018

Chances are, you’ve thought about your college major. But what about your minor? While it’s not typically required to graduate, getting a minor in college...

August 24, 2018

Some of us are certain we want to be doctors or lawyers from a very young age. But what if you’re not one of those...

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

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...