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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
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
The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

While most colleges are costly, these schools really break bank.

Published August 22, 2013
Getting into College with Bad Grades

Getting into College with Bad Grades

The number one rule to follow in college admissions? Don't give up!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
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
39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

Why pay to apply? There are plenty of great colleges that have free applications!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 8, 2014
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
Building Your Brag Sheet

Building Your Brag Sheet

Including a brag sheet can help you get into the college of your dreams!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 17, 2015
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
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
Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

It’s easy to lack motivation senior year, but don’t let it jeopardize your future!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 7, 2016
Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

Check out what you need to get accomplished during your first semester.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 26, 2015
Your College Admissions Options

Your College Admissions Options

Did you know there are four types of college admissions options for students? The earlier you educate yourself on these options, the better! That way, when the time comes, all options will be available to you.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 23, 2015
America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

It really doesn't make sense that community colleges are often ignored in rankings, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 25, 2013
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
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 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
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 July 24, 2015
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
Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 17, 2016