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My Divine Comedy

My Divine Comedy

A student balances AP classes, extracurricular activities and college applications.

Published June 5, 2007
Should You Submit an Early Application?

Should You Submit an Early Application?

Find out if you should submit an early application.

By Katherine L. Cohen, PhD
Published March 12, 2009
10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

Talk To Your Counselor. Between the books in the counselor’s office, and the knowledge in your counselor’s head, he or she will be a virtual treasure trove of information. Take ...

By JJ Nelson, for MonsterTrak.com
Published March 4, 2009
College Planning for High School Seniors

College Planning for High School Seniors

Senior year is easily the most overwhelming for high school students but staying organized will guarantee a solid finish.

Fastweb Staff
Published July 23, 2015
The Admissions Glossary

The Admissions Glossary

Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a ...

By Fastweb Staff
Published April 22, 2014
20 Rules of the Application Road

20 Rules of the Application Road

It's a long and bumpy road. It's a challenging road. It's definitely wide open for you to travel. Getting through the college application process involves a lot of time and effort, ...

By MonsterTrak.com
Published March 4, 2009
College Application & Admissions FAQ

College Application & Admissions FAQ

Quick tips for campus visits, letters of recommendation, standardized tests, and early admission.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 5, 2009
What Are Colleges Looking For?

What Are Colleges Looking For?

A rigorous course schedule through high school is important. Good grades are key. High SAT/ACT test scores certainly don't hurt. But what else are colleges looking for in students? Genuine interest ...

By Mike Pugh
Published June 4, 2008
Top 10 Tips for Admissions

Top 10 Tips for Admissions

Take a strong course schedule. Your class record is a big part of your college application. Don't take courses that simply pad your GPA. Challenge yourself. Take AP, IB or honors ...

By Michael Pugh
Published June 4, 2008
College Admission & Application Checklist

College Admission & Application Checklist

Check out this college admission and application checklist and stay on top of your college search.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
Common College Application Mistakes

Common College Application Mistakes

The best mistakes are those you learn from. Below, guidance counselors and admissions counselors from around the country reveal the most common college application errors. Follow Directions A lot of mistakes ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published December 4, 2008
The Online Application

The Online Application

Learn how to handle the online application.

By Michael Pugh
Published March 9, 2009
The College Admissions Process

The College Admissions Process

Learn how to navigate and survive the college admissions process.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
Deal with the Approaching Deadline

Deal with the Approaching Deadline

It's the last day of school before a weeklong Thanksgiving break, and I'm frantically running around school delivering recommendation packets to my teachers and counselor. (The packets include teacher evaluation sheets ...

Published June 4, 2008
For High School Students, "College Season" is in Full Swing

For High School Students, "College Season" is in Full Swing

Labor Day, in all its barbecue and lawn chair glory, has passed, which means everyone is back in school. School in my district started on August 14, so we’ve been here ...

Published June 4, 2008
What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
College Planning for Rising Seniors

College Planning for Rising Seniors

It's important to remember that the sooner you begin mapping out your own individualized plan for the college admissions process, the sooner you'll be on your way to college success!

Fastweb Staff
Published July 23, 2015
College Application Checklist

College Application Checklist

Make sure you're on track with this college application checklist.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 17, 2009
College Admissions Glossary

College Admissions Glossary

Acceptance Form: This form documents the student's receipt of an award letter. The form usually includes a space to indicate acceptance of offered aid, declination of all or part of the ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
Senior Year Blog: Archive Nov. 8 - Jan. 11

Senior Year Blog: Archive Nov. 8 - Jan. 11

A High School Senior Shares is experiences preparing for college. Different Year, Same Old Blog Jan. 11, 2006 Ahoy, my friends! Happy belated new year to you all! It's 2006 and ...

By Rich Coleman
Published June 5, 2007