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Undecided is Not a Major

Undecided is Not a Major

When it comes to college, undecided is not a major.

By the About USM Team
Published September 2, 2009
How to Spend a Productive Summer

How to Spend a Productive Summer

Find out how to spend a productive summer in preparation for admissions season.

By ApplyWise.com
Published March 13, 2009
Tranferring from a Four-Year to a Four-Year School

Tranferring from a Four-Year to a Four-Year School

Be certain that transferring colleges is the right move for you.

By Bridget Kulla
Published October 5, 2010
Hispanic Friendly Colleges

Hispanic Friendly Colleges

Learn what resources are available to Hispanic students at Hispanic friendly colleges.

By Ursula Furi-Perry
Published March 10, 2009
50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand

50 Things Only Grad Students Will Understand

Life as a graduate student isn't always easy, but it’s worthwhile (even if it doesn't always feel that way).

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 3, 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
What You Need to Know Before You Go

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Find out what you need to know before you go to college.

By the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Published March 10, 2009
The Common Application

The Common Application

You've narrowed your choice of colleges down to seven different schools. Now comes the fun part: filling out seven different applications. This means entering your name/address/school data over and over and ...

By Michael Pugh
Published June 3, 2008
Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?

Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?

Learn more about gap year and if you're ready to take a break.

By Phyllis M. Hanlon
Published March 9, 2009
Your SAT Essay Outline

Your SAT Essay Outline

Get a head start on your SAT essay outline.

By Jason Moreno
Published March 10, 2009
May Checklist for High School Seniors

May Checklist for High School Seniors

Soon-to-be college freshman, there's plenty to focus on accomplishing this May!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 24, 2015
College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

When he or she comes to you (as most smart students do) asking you to help edit his or her personal statement, don’t panic!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 16, 2015
The Most Demanding Majors

The Most Demanding Majors

How much time do you spend studying? It may depend on your major, according to a recent report.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 24, 2013
A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume

A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume

Unfortunately, brand names count. When employers decide whom to interview, seeing school names they recognize can be a plus. One way to add a better-known name to your resume is ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published March 5, 2009
Do Your Homework Before Choosing For-Profit Career College

Do Your Homework Before Choosing For-Profit Career College

Get up to speed on career colleges.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel via Yellowbrix
Published October 29, 2010
Career Decision-Making Traps

Career Decision-Making Traps

Avoid these common pitfalls as you decide which major and career to choose.

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 6, 2009
Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with ...

Published June 5, 2007
Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

When it comes to selecting and getting into a college, guidance counselors are invaluable. But they can't help you unless they know what you're looking for. Help them give the guidance ...

By Mike Pugh
Published June 2, 2008
What to Do If You Want to Transfer

What to Do If You Want to Transfer

Check out this article that highlights what to do if you want to transfer schools.

By Liluye Jhala, former admissions officer at Brown University and ApplyWise counselor
Published March 12, 2009
Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual Campus Tours

Sometimes traveling halfway across the country to check out all the campuses on your college list isn't possible. You can still learn your way around the quad and see what dorm ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published February 23, 2008