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

Have your written your first college/university admission essay draft yet? Yes? Great! You’re in the right place.

Step One: Sleep On It

Editing directly after...

September 18, 2018

There are any number of formulas out there for writing personal statements for undergraduate applications. Some encourage you to stick to the traditional opening-body-conclusion formula,...

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

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

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

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

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

If you aced high school, will graduate with a stellar academic record and have top test scores, should you aim for elite schools? Plenty of high...

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

Every summer, high school students choose between internships, jobs and volunteer opportunities. All of these can be rewarding, but many students wonder what colleges and...

September 17, 2018

report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that 35% of undergraduate students transferred to a new school from 2004 to 2009. The report...

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,...