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College Prep for High School Juniors

College Prep for High School Juniors

The road to college speeds up significantly in your junior year. It's difficult to balance excelling in your classes with maneuvering through college exams, applications and deadlines. Stay on the college ...

By Tavia Evans and Kay Peterson, Ph.D
Published June 3, 2008
What Should I Do on My Campus Visit

What Should I Do on My Campus Visit

Navigating the college campus visit.

By Kat Cohen, Phd., Founder and CEO of ApplyWise, www.applywise.com
Published March 12, 2009
Why Did I Stay Home?

Why Did I Stay Home?

You'll be asking yourself "why did I stay home?" if you don't have a study abroad experience.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published October 4, 2007
Playing the NCAA Game: Rules for Recruitment

Playing the NCAA Game: Rules for Recruitment

Just like the rules and regulations of any sport, the NCAA rules can be confusing. Check out the college recruiting game. The Recruitment Process So how do you become what the ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published June 3, 2008
Parents: Helping with the College Process - and Maintaining Your Sanity

Parents: Helping with the College Process - and Maintaining Your Sanity

Parents can help maintain the peace in the college search process.

By Dr. Kat Cohen
Published March 12, 2009
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
Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

Figure out the top five ways to impress the admissions officer.

By Liluye Jhala, ApplyWise counselor
Published March 12, 2009
Deal with Drop-Off Day

Deal with Drop-Off Day

Parents, brace yourself for college move-in day.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published April 21, 2009
Playing It Safe in Facebook's Wild, Wild West

Playing It Safe in Facebook's Wild, Wild West

Check out an expert's advice on playing it safe in Facebook's wild, wild west, where admissions officers may be looking at your profile.

By Dr. Kat Cohen
Published March 12, 2009
There's No "I" in SAT

There's No "I" in SAT

When it came to applying for scholarships, my search always came to a screeching halt because I felt unqualified for any of the opportunities. The awards that promised "big money" were ...

Published June 5, 2007
There's Nothing Minor About It

There's Nothing Minor About It

There's nothing minor about it when it comes to your college minor.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published November 5, 2007
Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with ...

Published June 5, 2007
How Will College be Different From High School?

How Will College be Different From High School?

You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard ...

By Mridu Khullar
Published June 8, 2007
Choosing Classes? Learn From My Mistakes

Choosing Classes? Learn From My Mistakes

In early June of this year, as my sophomore year of high school was drawing to a close, I realized several things. First, I was halfway through with high school, and ...

By Rachael Scarborough King
Published June 5, 2007
Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

Everybody is different: early decision and early action might be right for one student, but could be a mistake for another.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph.D.
Published June 5, 2011
Waitlisted?  Rejected?  258 New Options After May 1st

Waitlisted? Rejected? 258 New Options After May 1st

If you were waitlisted or rejected, there are 258 new options after May 1st.

Kathryn Knight
Published May 6, 2009
Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Asking for a college commitment so early in the senior year may rush a decision when a student does not have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

By Bridget Kulla
Published July 5, 2015
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
Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?

Will College Teens be Hard Hit by Economic Crisis?

This survey asks will college teens be hit hard by economic crisis? Find out the results now.

By ApplyWise
Published March 12, 2009
Making Plans to Move Majors

Making Plans to Move Majors

You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: ...

By Chris Diehl
Published February 24, 2015