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How to Nail Your College Admissions Interview

How to Nail Your College Admissions Interview

Does the prospect of talking face-to-face with admissions officers give you fits? Before your nerves get the better of you, learn what to expect - and how to ace your college ...

By Mike Pugh
Published June 3, 2008
Everyday SAT Prep

Everyday SAT Prep

There are many parts of a successful college application, the most important of which is high school grades. The second most important part is the SAT score. The SAT is typically ...

By William Sullivan
Published December 31, 2012
Behind the Rankings

Behind the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review. The sheer number of college rating systems published around this time of year can be downright dizzying. Some rankings rate doctoral programs. Others ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 9, 2007
What is Early Decision/Early Action?

What is Early Decision/Early Action?

Before you apply for early decision, make sure you've made the right decision.

By Roxana Hadad and Tavia Evans
Published July 31, 2015
CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

The CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is a test that grants college credit to students based on knowledge learned through professional experience, independent study, adult courses or advanced high school courses. The ...

By Chris Diehl
Published March 5, 2009
Tour Stanford University on Fastweb

Tour Stanford University on Fastweb

Never leave your home for a college tour when you can tour Stanford University on FastWeb.

Published July 24, 2009
Going to an All-Women's College

Going to an All-Women's College

During my senior year of high school, I was very thorough in my college search. There were many important factors for me to consider when choosing a college: location, cost, size ...

Making It Count
Published June 5, 2007
Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Want to try something new? Really new? That list of majors in the course catalog isn’t static. As technology advances and business evolves, fields of study that weren’t imagined or that ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published March 5, 2009
Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

One of the most important parts of your college application isn't written by you: the letter of recommendation. But that doesn't mean you're off the hook. Get the best recommendation you ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published June 2, 2008
Does Your Minor Matter?

Does Your Minor Matter?

Many students spend so much energy deciding on college majors that they sometimes overlook a related – and sometimes equally important – question: What minor, if any, should you choose? As ...

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 5, 2009
Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Score

Eat Your Way to a Higher SAT or ACT Score

Preparing for the college admission tests while eating potato chips and drinking cola? You may not be as ready for the SAT or ACT as you think. We talked to dieticians ...

By Renee Euchner
Published January 22, 2013
Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

Ask an Expert: What If I Changed My Mind?

Expert advice on changing your major.

By Peter Vogt
Published October 4, 2010
Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process

Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process

Get to know what's involved in the transfer process.

By Elisa Kronish
Published March 4, 2009
Choosing Colleges: The Alumni Interview

Choosing Colleges: The Alumni Interview

Why are you applying to this college? That is one of a few standard questions former Harvard alumni interviewer Gerald Bradshaw used to ask recent high school grads hoping to get ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2008
Stuck Between Two Schools

Stuck Between Two Schools

If you're stuck between two schools, this advice is just for you.

By Annie Louden
Published March 9, 2009
What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

Find out what does liberal arts mean.

By Emilie Le Beau
Published March 9, 2009
Five Things to Learn While Flipping Burgers

Five Things to Learn While Flipping Burgers

Wouldn’t it be great to get a part-time job or paying internship that directly relates to what you want to do with your life? But what if you’re not sure what ...

By Mary Anne Hahn
Published September 5, 2008
Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

An expert's opinion on the worth of test preparation courses.

Mark Kantrowitz
Published October 16, 2009
Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

A student shares his college search experience.

By Justin Ruehs, Grand Valley State University
Published September 5, 2008
College Class Online

College Class Online

Need a flexible school schedule? Look into online colleges.

By Roxana Hadad
Published March 4, 2009