Colleges >> Browse Articles

Browse Colleges Articles

  • +31

    November Checklist for High School Seniors

    November Checklist for High School Seniors
    November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey. More than likely, it’s the month where any of your early admission applications are due. It’s also the month you need to start paying attention to upcoming deadlines for each college you’re planning to submit an application. It’s important that you’re aware that ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +31
  • +36

    November Checklist for High School Juniors

    November Checklist for High School Juniors
    November is an important prep time for high school juniors, and we’re not just talking about turkey dinner, either. From this point on, every move you make matters. Not that it didn't before - but, what we’re referring to here, are your academic footprint and your decision making processes. You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +36
  • +19

    Gear Up for National Decision Day

    Gear Up for National Decision Day
    May 1st is National Decision Day which means the pressure is on for high school seniors to make final college decisions. That's why we thought it might be helpful to create a list of Fastweb users' all time favorite articles that detail guides on how to make better college decisions. That way, you'll know you're making the best decision possible! Here's ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19
  • +12

    Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!

    Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!
    On July 31, the Common Application became available to students all over the country applying to college for the 2013 – 2014 school year. According to the Common Application website, the application was launched four hours ahead of schedule, and within 30 minutes, approximately 300 individuals had set up an account. The Common Application enables prospective students to fill out one ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +11

    September College Prep Checklist for High School Seniors

    September College Prep Checklist for High School Seniors
    Summer is over and a new semester has arrived. So, you're probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? This is the year you’ll finally be graduating. You’ll be applying to colleges and, soon enough, heading off to college. This is the big leagues, folks. There’s so much to do! But we know you can handle it. Remember, ...
    Published 5 days ago | Rated: +11
  • +12

    September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors

    September College Prep Checklist for High School Juniors
    Summer is over and a new semester has arrived. So, you're probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? Alright, maybe not, but you should be! Here are some suggestions of what high school juniors can work on to help move along their college search process this September: 1. Start your college search. There’s so much to do! ...
    Published 5 days ago | Rated: +12
  • +8

    Hiring Managers Release Top 10 Colleges List

    Hiring Managers Release Top 10 Colleges List
    Most “best colleges” lists are based on factors like students’ SAT scores, campus life offerings and successful student outcomes. While those lists are helpful to students choosing a college, they don’t really capture the biggest picture. The point of attending college is – gaining knowledge, of course – but in realistic terms, to get a job after graduation. And a good ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +8
  • +38

    Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

    Fall Must-Dos for High School Students
    The start of the school year provides a clean slate – so brush off last year if it wasn’t so stellar or build off of it if it was particularly spectacular. Either way, you’ve got a few things to get done – so get started now! High School Freshmen As you walk through the doors of your new high school, the ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +38
  • +12

    How to Hire a Tutor in 3 Steps

    How to Hire a Tutor in 3 Steps
    You’re either a Math person, or you’re not. And chances are, if you’re a Math person, you’re not the best at identifying intransitive verbs, symbolism or indirect objects. Everyone has their academic strengths and weaknesses, so before you give up on that subject that doesn’t come very easy to you, consider hiring a tutor. Hiring a tutor can do wonders for ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +12
  • +21

    Creating a College Essay Outline

    Creating a College Essay Outline
    Many students balk at the idea of creating an essay outline since, at first glance, it may seem like additional work. So, for starters, let’s examine the question: Why create an outline? Surely, there are alternative options, such as using a pre-set template or just diving in. However, an outline may be the most appropriate option for you. Why Create an ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +21
  • +12

    4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week

    4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week
    Besides paying attention in class during the semester and studying before exam day, there are other ways to improve your chances of getting a good grade on each of your finals. Plus, they don’t really require any extra work. These tips before the big day and the morning or afternoon of will help you feel like your finals were a breeze. ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +12
  • +22

    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts
    The campus tour – your time for Q&A, to learn everything you have ever wanted to know from an insider that actually attends the college you’re thinking about. Keep in mind that this isn't an interview. They aren't deciding your fate; it’s really for your benefit. The tour is to see if you can actually see yourself living and learning on ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +22
  • +14

    Overcoming Test Prep Stress and Anxiety

    Overcoming Test Prep Stress and Anxiety
    Let’s get one thing out of the way: stress is a fact of life. Everyone, no matter how laid back they appear, experiences stress. It can manifest itself in physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms. However, stress can be completely manageable. This finals season, don’t let stress control you. First, prepare for your final exams in a timely manner; and secondly, recognize ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +14
  • +20

    15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions

    15 Crazy College Application Essay Questions
    College application essays don’t have to be a drag – and these schools prove it. They’ve created some of the most outlandish, thought-provoking and original essay questions out there. Here are the 15 schools that think outside the box, when it comes to admissions essay, with some examples of our favorite questions they’re asking on The Common Application this year. Now, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
  • +15

    Timeline for Applying to Graduate School

    Timeline for Applying to Graduate School
    Senior year of college – time to kick back, let loose and coast to graduation. Unless you plan to go to graduate school after college. In that case, you have quite a bit of work to do. Most of the grunt work in applying to graduate school occurs during the fall semester, but you should expect to be working on your ...
    Published 27 days ago | Rated: +15
  • +13

    ACT Reports Only 1 in 4 High School Students Ready for College

    ACT Reports Only 1 in 4 High School Students Ready for College
    The ACT does more than just provide students with a standardized test score to use in the admissions process. Each year, it’s looking for key indications of college readiness on the whole. Last week, the ACT unveiled the results from last year’s testing. Once again, the results showed that only one in four students are meeting all college readiness benchmarks in ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +16

    Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

    Make Your Campus Visit Valuable
    Let's be honest, most college tours are standardized. The tour guides, though students, are most likely employed by the admissions department at the college and therefore are given instructions on what to do and say on the tours. While the information on tours is helpful, there is so much more to know about a school, especially if you’re seriously thinking about ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
  • +39

    April Checklist for High School Seniors

    April Checklist for High School Seniors
    It can be difficult to stay on track during the lengthy college application and admissions process. Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on your future and think about what you’d like in a college, despite where others would like for you to go. Remember, it’s ultimately your decision and your life! Here's a useful college checklist high school seniors ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +39
  • +36

    Finding a College That Fits You

    Finding a College That Fits You
    While many students believe there’s a college out there that is absolutely perfectly suited to their needs, the truth is, that’s unlikely. Although it's true that some colleges may be better suited than others, you will likely be happy at several different colleges. As long as you get a wonderful education in the meantime, you likely won’t have many complaints about ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +36
  • +21

    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

    Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College
    Academics are important, but they aren't everything. There are plenty of other factors you need to consider in choosing a college, too. Make sure you consider all aspects, using this list as a helpful guideline. Ask yourself about the following ten aspects, along with relevant questions, when making that college decision to ensure you’re choosing the best college fit: 1. Intensity ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
Join Fastweb for FREE