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Short Stints Abroad

Short Stints Abroad

In a perfect world you'd study in London, Paris - or maybe even Brazil - next semester. But your double major, extracurricular activities and half-empty bank account dictate otherwise. What's a ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published September 3, 2008
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
Gigantic Awards for Grad Students

Gigantic Awards for Grad Students

This list of awards for grad students has amounts that just may make your jaw drop!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 8, 2016
Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Five Simple Things to Get Kids To Think the C-word (College)

Check out these five simple things to get kids to think the c-word (college).

By Dr. Uma G. Gupat
Published March 13, 2009
Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

You could live in an extremely rural area, or maybe you have five kids and a job that keeps you at your desk until 7 p.m. every night. Or perhaps you're ...

By Dona DeZube
Published January 20, 2016
Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high schools, visiting on your spring break is a great tactic because you'll get to see the school while there's still life on campus.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
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
Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

When researching colleges, you need to choose the institution that fits your needs. Size, location and price are important. But Hispanic students also have the option of attending a Hispanic-serving institution ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 22, 2016
What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

Relief is sweet and you likely want to look at your entire college admissions process as a distant memory. Not so fast!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 25, 2014
Drop In On a College During Vacation

Drop In On a College During Vacation

Visiting LA for vacation? Consider stopping by UCLA's campus.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 8, 2007
Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

It’s not a competition when a friend applies to the same school – it just means you have similar taste, which is likely why you're friends in the first place.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
List Harvard on Your Resume Without Being a Genius

List Harvard on Your Resume Without Being a Genius

Put Harvard University on your resume now.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 7, 2016
Your Turn: Attending a Community College

Your Turn: Attending a Community College

It's your turn to consider attending a community college--why you should.

By Andrea Pakieser, Harold Washington Community College
Published March 9, 2009
Are You Ready for Graduate School?

Are You Ready for Graduate School?

Find out if you're ready for what graduate school requires.

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published June 9, 2010
College Application Checklist

College Application Checklist

Make sure you're on track with this college application checklist.

By Chris Diehl
Published August 31, 2016
GRE Strategy: Overview

GRE Strategy: Overview

After the SAT you may have uttered, "Glad I never have to go through THAT again!" But, if you plan to attend graduate school, you'll experience much of that same test-taking ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 20, 2016
College Admissions Glossary

College Admissions Glossary

Acceptance Form: This form documents the student's receipt of an award letter. The form usually includes a space to indicate acceptance of offered aid, declination of all or part of the ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
PLAN for the ACT

PLAN for the ACT

What is the PLAN? The PLAN is a curriculum-based test that covers material commonly taught in the classroom. It measures what you have learned and how well you can use that ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published September 4, 2008
College Planning for High School Sophomores

College Planning for High School Sophomores

While sophomore year isn’t the time to begin your full-blown college search, it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on the process. During this year, you can transform yourself ...

The Fastweb Team
Published June 27, 2014
Colleges Freeze Tuition Rates for 2013-14 School Year

Colleges Freeze Tuition Rates for 2013-14 School Year

Many colleges are working towards making college more affordable for students.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 24, 2013