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Enrollment Choices

Enrollment Choices

Families face tough choices when acceptance and rejection letters arrive. "Any parent who's shopped for a prom dress can tell you, window shopping is easy. It's the actual decision that's difficult," ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 4, 2008
Saving Sophomore Year

Saving Sophomore Year

It seems like the sophomore year is one that you don’t remember. It’s not like your freshman year when everything is new and exciting. It’s not like your junior year when ...

By Dorothy Griffith
Published September 5, 2008
Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

If you are a returning student, a shortage of time and money might prohibit you from enrolling in college full time. However, you can gain college credit for what you already ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 19, 2016
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
Hope Revived: Finding a Way Back to the Classroom

Hope Revived: Finding a Way Back to the Classroom

I find it ironic that my classroom windows overlook the Littleton Cemetery. Strangely enough, in a rare childless moment, I found myself meandering among those very headstones just three months ago. ...

Published June 5, 2007
Career Decision-Making Traps

Career Decision-Making Traps

Avoid these common pitfalls as you decide which major and career to choose.

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 6, 2009
College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

Your college career center isn't just for graduating seniors.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph.D., and Tavia Evans
Published March 6, 2009
All About Career Schools

All About Career Schools

Ever wonder about those schools that advertise on daytime TV? Can you compare traditional American colleges to schools that say they will prepare you for a career in just a few ...

By Susan Aaron, The Learning Coach
Published June 4, 2008
How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process

How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process

Question: What part should my parents play in my college application? Parental involvement in the college admissions process varies from family to family, and is sometimes a point of conflict. At ...

From Ask the Dean, CollegeConfidential.com
Published March 6, 2009
Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?

Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?

Q: How many schools should my junior apply to? Is there really such thing as a “safety” school? What does that mean? A: Trying to decide how many and which colleges ...

By Sean Brian Dermody
Published March 6, 2009
Timing Your Graduate School Application

Timing Your Graduate School Application

A good plan is essential to getting into your top choice graduate school.

Published November 9, 2015
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
Sample Essay Questions for College Apps

Sample Essay Questions for College Apps

Prepare yourself--plan your admissions essays in advance.

By Roxana Hadad
Published March 9, 2009
Get Paid for Your Degree: Teaching Assistantships

Get Paid for Your Degree: Teaching Assistantships

Working as a TA can give you the boost you need in financial aid.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 11, 2015
Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

Unlocking the Mystery of College Admissions for Parents

Unlike when you were enrolling in school, the college admissions process is full of twists and turns these days. Students have to meet several different deadlines for various types of applications, ...

By Stephen J. Pemberton, Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Boston College
Published March 9, 2009
College Tour Secrets

College Tour Secrets

College tours provide a great opportunity for you to visit campus and learn more about what a college has to offer. However, tour guides are told to stick with talking ...

By Ryan Uricks
Published October 4, 2008
So Whose Life Is It?

So Whose Life Is It?

Don't listen to your parents (one of the few times you shouldn't) -- pick your own career.

By Barbara Reinhold
Published March 19, 2009
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
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
Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

Do your homework before you enroll by heavily researching your college choices.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published March 9, 2009