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The Common Application

The Common Application

You've narrowed your choice of colleges down to seven different schools. Now comes the fun part: filling out seven different applications. This means entering your name/address/school data over and over and ...

By Michael Pugh
Published June 3, 2008
The College Admission and Application Glossary

The College Admission and Application Glossary

Know the lingo with the college admission and application glossary.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
The Applications are In, Now the Focus is on Financial Aid

The Applications are In, Now the Focus is on Financial Aid

After the applications are in, the focus is financial aid--what you should know.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published February 23, 2007
Top Five Tips for Back to High School

Top Five Tips for Back to High School

What you need to know as you head back to school.

By ApplyWise
Published March 12, 2009
College Planning for High School Freshmen

College Planning for High School Freshmen

You just started high school, is it really time to begin planning for college? The answer is "yes" and "no." While you should focus on having fun and making good grades ...

Published June 8, 2007
To Supplement or Not to Supplement

To Supplement or Not to Supplement

To supplement or not to supplement when it comes to the admissions process? Find out what you should do.

By Liluye Jhala, ApplyWise.com Counselor and former Brown University Admission Officer
Published March 12, 2009
Best Gift for the Holidays? Time--Give Yourself Some

Best Gift for the Holidays? Time--Give Yourself Some

What is the best gift for the holidays? Time--give yourself some during the admissions process.

By Katherine L. Cohen, PhD
Published March 12, 2009
Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

Applying to College is More Complicated than It Seems

It's December. All remnants of turkey and stuffing have been expunged from the fridge. The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dipping lower. Wal-Mart is drenched in red, white and ...

By Jeremy Ogul (Fastweb member)
Published June 9, 2007
College Admissions Checklist

College Admissions Checklist

Junior Year Start thinking about college choice. Make an appointment to talk with your guidance counselor. Register with www.fastweb.com to find the money you need for college. Plan to take your ...

By Carrie Greenberg
Published June 9, 2007
FastWeb Student Tips: Admissions

FastWeb Student Tips: Admissions

We asked FastWeb users to share their advice on college admissions, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Keep your options open and don't plan your whole life around ...

Published June 9, 2007
Maximizing Your College Admissions Application

Maximizing Your College Admissions Application

College admissions offices are busy places. Think about an admissions office receiving 5,000 to 10,000 or more applications. That is a lot of reading. What will make your application stand out? ...

By Carl Behrend
Published June 9, 2007
What Colleges Want

What Colleges Want

College admissions officers are forced to go through piles of mundane applications, so let yours reflect your individuality and you'll shine.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 8, 2016
Winter Work for High School Juniors

Winter Work for High School Juniors

As a high school junior, you've got a lot going on - and even more ahead.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 11, 2013
Creating a College Essay Outline

Creating a College Essay Outline

While other techniques are beneficial to explore, an outline can be the much-needed first step for most students.

Maya Moritz
Published November 19, 2014
15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions

15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions

If you're lucky enough to have an admissions essay like one of these, let your imagination soar in creating your one-of-a-kind response.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 10, 2014
April Checklist for High School Juniors

April Checklist for High School Juniors

Your senior year of high school is nearing and things will become chaotic quite quickly - trust us on this one.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 16, 2015
January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 16, 2015
Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Afraid of choosing the wrong college? Avoid these 15 common blunders students often make in considers their college options.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
Admissions Anxiety: What to Do during the Waiting Period

Admissions Anxiety: What to Do during the Waiting Period

try to take advantage of this vital period instead of being overcome with anxiety.

By Tiffany Sorensen, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published March 2, 2016