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Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges

Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges

Know the difference between reaching and playing it safe during your college search.

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2009
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
Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

Can Colleges Take Back Their Offers?

It’s easy to lack motivation senior year, but don’t let it jeopardize your future!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 7, 2016
Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

Check out what you need to get accomplished during your first semester.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 8, 2016
First Things First: Passion or Practicality?

First Things First: Passion or Practicality?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This was easy to answer when we were kids: "I want to be a ballerina. An astronaut. A racecar driver. A ...

By Kerry Martin
Published September 4, 2008
Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

While not as attention-getting as academic quality or price tag, the size and location of a college have a big impact on your college experience. Take time to evaluate the pros ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
How to Fail an Exam

How to Fail an Exam

Your new mantra: Reviewing answers, good. Dwelling on questions, bad.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 2, 2015
The ACT: Why You Should Consider This SAT Alternative

The ACT: Why You Should Consider This SAT Alternative

For years the ACT has existed in the shadow of the more popular SAT. This may now be changing. Find out why you should pay attention to the ACT. The ACT ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published April 23, 2007
Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Check out the top ten questions to ask your school counselor.

By Chris Diehl
Published March 10, 2009
College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

Though you may feel like the college admissions process is over, there are still important fall preparations you need to make!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors

10 Highest & Lowest Paying College Majors

The majors ranked are according to the full list of 129 majors by salary potential on Payscale.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 3, 2014
Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 8, 2016
College Admissions Essay Topics to Avoid

College Admissions Essay Topics to Avoid

What’s most curious about the college essay is that many of the topics on this list (those that should be avoided) also happen to be some of the most commonly used topics out there.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 11, 2016
What to Pack for Study Abroad

What to Pack for Study Abroad

The staples of packing well are comfortable shoes. I know that most students want to look good, but comfort needs to come before style when studying abroad. You are going to ...

By Matt Ulmer, studyabroad.com
Published March 6, 2009
Standardized Test Checklist

Standardized Test Checklist

Get ready for test day with this standardized test checklist.

By Katherine L. Cohen, PhD, Founder and CEO of IvyWise, LLC and ApplyWise.com
Published January 22, 2013
April Checklist for High School Seniors

April Checklist for High School Seniors

April is an important time to focus on your future!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
Test Day Dos and Don'ts

Test Day Dos and Don'ts

ACT, SAT, PSAT - little words that cause big anxiety. If you're getting ready to apply for college, then you know what these tests can mean to your applications. Follow these ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published January 22, 2013
Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

Choosing a Major That's Perfect for You

"What's your major?" No question causes college students so much angst. But this doesn't have to be the case. Take the right steps to select the major that fits your goals. ...

By Roxana Hadad and Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published February 25, 2015
Last-Minute PSAT Prep

Last-Minute PSAT Prep

Test day is fast approaching, but there's still time to study. Whether you're well-prepared, semi-prepared or not at all prepared, we have several last-minute prep strategies that can help you boost ...

By Chris Diehl
Published September 4, 2008
The Collegiate Matchmaker

The Collegiate Matchmaker

Get hooked up with your favorite college with the collegiate matchmaker.

By Kay Peterson, Ph. D.
Published October 30, 2012