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Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

Check out these five ways to narrow down your list of colleges.

By Kat Cohen, PhD
Published March 10, 2009
Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!

Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!

Common application is out -- get started on your college search.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 3, 2012
College Planning for Rising Seniors

College Planning for Rising Seniors

It's important to remember that the sooner you begin mapping out your own individualized plan for the college admissions process, the sooner you'll be on your way to college success!

Fastweb Staff
Published July 23, 2015
AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

To improve the college search process, look into advanced placement courses.

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process

How Parental Involvement Can Help in the Applications Process

Question: What part should my parents play in my college application? Parental involvement in the college admissions process varies from family to family, and is sometimes a point of conflict. At ...

From Ask the Dean, CollegeConfidential.com
Published March 6, 2009
January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 16, 2015
Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

While most 18-year-olds were packing bags for college, Bathsheba Demuth was packing bags for the Yukon. "I had spent my entire life studying," Demuth said. "I wanted to take a break ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published September 4, 2008
This is Only a Test: Keeping College Exams in Perspective

This is Only a Test: Keeping College Exams in Perspective

Glancing up from my exam, I noticed two of my classmates handing in their blue books to the professor and leaving the classroom. We were only fifteen minutes into the testing ...

Published June 5, 2007
Finding a College That Fits You

Finding a College That Fits You

What do you want in a college?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 14, 2016
Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Remember, the campus tour is really for your benefit.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 10, 2015
Find a College That Fits Your Schedule

Find a College That Fits Your Schedule

A guide for nontraditional students to find the right college.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph. D.
Published March 10, 2009
Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

You may have seen the headlines: College Rejection Rates at Record Highs. With schools like the University of Pennsylvania and Pomona College admitting less than two out of every 10 people ...

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published September 3, 2008
How to Weigh College Rankings

How to Weigh College Rankings

Find out how to weigh college rankings in your college search.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 18, 2009
Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school to prepare for your college search and the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 15, 2015
Questions for Student Athletes

Questions for Student Athletes

Ask yourself these questions for student athletes in order to find the school with the right academic and athletic programs.

By Elisa Kronish & Kay Peterson, Ph. D.
Published March 10, 2009
November Checklist for High School Seniors

November Checklist for High School Seniors

November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 26, 2015
Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help them help you with the secrets of a great recommendation letter.

By Liluye Jhala, former admissions officer at Brown University and ApplyWise counselor
Published March 10, 2009
Simplify the Admissions Process

Simplify the Admissions Process

You have two choices: the easy way or the hard way. Why not make things easier on yourself with these four steps?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Asking for a college commitment so early in the senior year may rush a decision when a student does not have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

By Bridget Kulla
Published July 5, 2015
Shrugging at the Fallen Hurdles

Shrugging at the Fallen Hurdles

A student discusses obstacles found in the admissions process.

By Kristin Drew
Published December 6, 2007