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10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

Talk To Your Counselor. Between the books in the counselor’s office, and the knowledge in your counselor’s head, he or she will be a virtual treasure trove of information. Take ...

By JJ Nelson, for MonsterTrak.com
Published March 4, 2009
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
Q&A: Interviewing for Jobs

Q&A: Interviewing for Jobs

Peter Vogt, MonsterTrak's Career Coach, answers questions about the job interview process. I interviewed on campus with a company last year and was invited for a second on-site interview at the ...

Published September 5, 2008
College Planning for High School Seniors

College Planning for High School Seniors

Senior year is easily the most overwhelming for high school students but staying organized will guarantee a solid finish.

Fastweb Staff
Published July 23, 2015
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
Advantages of Attending a Community College

Advantages of Attending a Community College

Consider this: maybe a community college is better for you.

By Bridget Kulla
Published January 22, 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
My Divine Comedy: Part II

My Divine Comedy: Part II

Coping with academics and news on college applications.

Published June 5, 2007
My Divine Comedy: Part III

My Divine Comedy: Part III

A student shares her experience of making the final college admission decision.

Published June 5, 2007
My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider

My Life as an Imaginary Scholarship Provider

A students shares how she would judge scholarships.

Published June 5, 2007
Double Majors Do Double Duty

Double Majors Do Double Duty

Will a double major degree help you in the workforce?

By Elisa Kronish
Published March 4, 2009
Compare Your Campus

Compare Your Campus

Learn from other students' college search experiences.

Published August 16, 2010
The Admissions Glossary

The Admissions Glossary

Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a ...

By Fastweb Staff
Published April 22, 2014
20 Rules of the Application Road

20 Rules of the Application Road

It's a long and bumpy road. It's a challenging road. It's definitely wide open for you to travel. Getting through the college application process involves a lot of time and effort, ...

By MonsterTrak.com
Published March 4, 2009
Five Common College Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

Five Common College Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

A college admissions interview doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. You’ll make the best impression if you’re relaxed. Get comfortable with some typical interview questions before you sit down for ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published May 20, 2016
Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose

Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose

Dartmouth College, N.H.

By Michael Pugh
Published March 4, 2014
Homeschooling and College Admissions

Homeschooling and College Admissions

As a homeschooled student, your trek to college has taken you off the beaten path. But even if you don't have the "typical" credentials colleges are looking for, you can still ...

By Tavia Evans and Roxana Hadad
Published June 2, 2008
Travel Horror Stories

Travel Horror Stories

Traveling wouldn't be interesting if every trip went smoothly. Just hope one of these disasters that other FastWeb users shared with us doesn't strike your next trip. *** Rachel hadn't seen ...

Published September 5, 2008
Types of Schools

Types of Schools

Are you interested in training to enter a trade, or do you want to pursue a broader academic path? Do you want to study with leading researchers, or with professors who ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published June 4, 2008
The Era of the New Super Student

The Era of the New Super Student

Personally, I think it is reasonable to assume that most Americans can shamefully (or proudly, in some cases) admit that they have watched a teen flick. Whether the movie is Clueless, ...

Published June 5, 2007