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39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

39 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

Why pay to apply? There are plenty of great colleges that have free applications!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 8, 2014
Warm Winter College Choices

Warm Winter College Choices

With most of the country covered in snow, your college search may have taken a turn. If you’re a fair-weather kind of student, you should consider some of the hottest college ...

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 15, 2015
Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

Know Your Tests: College Entrance Exams

As you prepare for college, you'll encounter at least one (and probably more than one) of the following college entrance exams: PSAT/NMSQT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Assessment Test ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
A Writing Guide for College Essays

A Writing Guide for College Essays

A writing guide for college essays will ensure that your essay is remembered by the admissions committee.

By Katherine Cohen, PhD.
Published March 10, 2009
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
Everyday SAT Prep

Everyday SAT Prep

There are many parts of a successful college application, the most important of which is high school grades. The second most important part is the SAT score. The SAT is typically ...

By William Sullivan
Published December 31, 2012
Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process

Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process

Get to know what's involved in the transfer process.

By Elisa Kronish
Published March 4, 2009
Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

1. Take it again. Some colleges will accept the higher score. Some will combine your scores for the best possible number. If you didn’t do as well as you could have ...

By Laura Jeanne Hammond, NextStep
Published June 5, 2007
You've Applied. Now What?

You've Applied. Now What?

January, February and some of March aren’t just dull months in terms of weather but also in the admissions process. After months of standardized testing, campus visits and arduous applications it ...

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 21, 2015
Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

Everybody is different: early decision and early action might be right for one student, but could be a mistake for another.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph.D.
Published June 5, 2011
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
5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

Sometimes, a midst all of the advice, as great as the intentions are, you need to remember what not to consider in making your college decisions.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 30, 2016
CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

CLEP: College Credit for Life Experience

The CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) is a test that grants college credit to students based on knowledge learned through professional experience, independent study, adult courses or advanced high school courses. The ...

By Chris Diehl
Published March 5, 2009
10 Completely False College Myths

10 Completely False College Myths

These rumors are about as real as a mythical creature, like the above unicorn. Note: The unicorn pictured above is not real.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 29, 2015
Should You Submit an Early Application?

Should You Submit an Early Application?

Find out if you should submit an early application.

By Katherine L. Cohen, PhD
Published March 12, 2009
Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Do you hover over your kids with anxious anticipation of fulfilling an unmet need? Your intentions may be honorable, but the behavior may earn you an unwanted moniker – helicopter parent. ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 4, 2008
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
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