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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 March 3, 2016
Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Many college students ask "how do you plan academics around a career?"

By Peter Vogt, Monster Career Coach
Published February 24, 2015
College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

Take advice with a grain of salt and be aware of these myths!

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
The Importance of Class Size

The Importance of Class Size

Learn more about the importance of class size.

By Stephen Pemberton
Published March 9, 2009
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
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
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
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
Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

What happens when you're waiting on a "yes" or "no" to plan your future and you just get a "maybe" instead? Many say, just beg!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2016
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
Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Juniors, follow this checklist to help you keep your college search on track in February and March.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 20, 2016
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
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 12, 2016
Your SAT Essay Outline

Your SAT Essay Outline

Get a head start on your SAT essay outline.

By Jason Moreno
Published March 10, 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
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
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