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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
Finding the Right College is a Four Quarter Game

Finding the Right College is a Four Quarter Game

Finding the right college is a four quarter game for student athletes.

By Richard Pound
Published April 21, 2009
College Questions for Students with Disabilities

College Questions for Students with Disabilities

Be sure you know these college questions for students with disabilities.

By Roxana Hadad
Published January 22, 2016
Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Do you hover over your kids with anxious anticipation of fulfilling an unmet need? Your intentions may be honorable, but the behavior may earn you an unwanted moniker – helicopter parent. ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 4, 2008
College Rumors Busted

College Rumors Busted

These college rumors get busted by our experts--find out what's true and what's just made up.

By Laure Jeanne Hammond
Published March 9, 2009
Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

“If there’s one mistake my students make [when choosing a college], it’s not listening to their parents,” says Bruce Hammond, director of college counseling at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, ...

By Melissa Bearns
Published April 2, 2013
The Collegiate Matchmaker

The Collegiate Matchmaker

Get hooked up with your favorite college with the collegiate matchmaker.

By Kay Peterson, Ph. D.
Published October 30, 2012
Standardized Test Checklist

Standardized Test Checklist

Get ready for test day with this standardized test checklist.

By Katherine L. Cohen, PhD, Founder and CEO of IvyWise, LLC and ApplyWise.com
Published January 22, 2013
Dr. Kat’s List: Top five schools to get a great academic and athletic experience

Dr. Kat’s List: Top five schools to get a great academic and athletic experience

Dr. Kat's list of the top five schools to get a great academic and athletic experience.

By Katherine L. Cohen, PhD
Published March 10, 2009
Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Deciding on a major doesn't have to be stressful -- here's why.

By Dr. Uma Gupta
Published February 24, 2015
Senior Year Blog

Senior Year Blog

Closing Time: You Don't Have to Go Home, but You Can't Stay Here Feb. 17, 2006 Hola, ladies and gents. The good people at FastWeb have informed me that my contract ...

By Rich Coleman
Published June 5, 2007
A Writing Guide for College Essays

A Writing Guide for College Essays

A writing guide for college essays will ensure that your essay is remembered by the admissions committee.

By Katherine Cohen, PhD.
Published March 10, 2009
How to Impress an Admissions Officer

How to Impress an Admissions Officer

It’s September and the start of another busy fall semester. If you are a Junior or a Senior, you know that this is the time of year when college representatives are ...

By Liluye Jhala, ApplyWiseCounselor
Published March 10, 2009
Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

Check out these five ways to narrow down your list of colleges.

By Kat Cohen, PhD
Published March 10, 2009
Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help them help you with the secrets of a great recommendation letter.

By Liluye Jhala, former admissions officer at Brown University and ApplyWise counselor
Published March 10, 2009
What You Need to Know Before You Go

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Find out what you need to know before you go to college.

By the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Published March 10, 2009
The Diary of a Mad AP Student

The Diary of a Mad AP Student

Well, it’s the beginning of May and I can sense the tension of AP exam week in the air. AP exams are pretty important for me because my knowledge of my ...

Published June 4, 2008
Hispanic Friendly Colleges

Hispanic Friendly Colleges

Learn what resources are available to Hispanic students at Hispanic friendly colleges.

By Ursula Furi-Perry
Published March 10, 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
Find a College That Fits Your Schedule

Find a College That Fits Your Schedule

A guide for nontraditional students to find the right college.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph. D.
Published March 10, 2009