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Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

A student going through the college search asks, "Do parents pick the college?"

By Kristin Drew
Published February 7, 2007
College Application Checklist

College Application Checklist

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

By Chris Diehl
Published June 17, 2009
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
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 16, 2016
Myths about Studying Abroad

Myths about Studying Abroad

Although the number of students going abroad is growing every year, many pass up the opportunity because of misconceptions about the programs. Learn the facts and don't miss out! Myth #1—"Studying ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published September 3, 2008
June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

June Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 19, 2016
Should You Switch Your Major?

Should You Switch Your Major?

Your major is the foundation of your career. Choose one you enjoy and are passionate about!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 4, 2014
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
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
Being There: Musings on Campus Visits

Being There: Musings on Campus Visits

A student shares her college visit experience.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published August 23, 2007
Graduate School Application Timeline

Graduate School Application Timeline

Become familiar with the graduate school application process.

By Chris Diehl
Published October 4, 2010
The College Admissions Process

The College Admissions Process

Learn how to navigate and survive the college admissions process.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

Where do you stand compared to students across the nation?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 29, 2015
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
Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

Ask an Expert: What Should I Major In?

An expert answers tough questions on choosing majors.

By Peter Vogt
Published October 4, 2010
Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, ...

By Susan Aaron, The Learning Coach
Published September 3, 2008
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
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
Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

Do your homework before you enroll by heavily researching your college choices.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published March 9, 2009
The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

The Dos and Don’ts of Requesting College Recommendations

Some college applications require you to submit recommendations. Because this is such an important part of your application, you should be as organized as possible. To help you with this process, ...

Making It Count
Published June 9, 2007