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Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

While not as attention-getting as academic quality or price tag, the size and location of a college have a big impact on your college experience. Take time to evaluate the pros ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
Know Your Grad School Exams

Know Your Grad School Exams

Learn everything you need to know to start the graduate school process.

By Chris Diehl
Published January 15, 2016
What to Pack for Study Abroad

What to Pack for Study Abroad

The staples of packing well are comfortable shoes. I know that most students want to look good, but comfort needs to come before style when studying abroad. You are going to ...

By Matt Ulmer, studyabroad.com
Published March 6, 2009
Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 8, 2015
The Collegiate Matchmaker

The Collegiate Matchmaker

Get hooked up with your favorite college with the collegiate matchmaker.

By Kay Peterson, Ph. D.
Published October 30, 2012
How to Fail an Exam

How to Fail an Exam

Your new mantra: Reviewing answers, good. Dwelling on questions, bad.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 2, 2015
Test Day Dos and Don'ts

Test Day Dos and Don'ts

ACT, SAT, PSAT - little words that cause big anxiety. If you're getting ready to apply for college, then you know what these tests can mean to your applications. Follow these ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published January 22, 2013
5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School

5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School

There are good reasons to go to grad school – to pursue an interest you’re highly engaged with or to take the next step necessary to meet your career goals. There ...

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published September 3, 2008
College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

College-Bound Seniors: Fall Decisions to Make Now

Though you may feel like the college admissions process is over, there are still important fall preparations you need to make!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 22, 2015
Choosing Colleges: The Alumni Interview

Choosing Colleges: The Alumni Interview

Why are you applying to this college? That is one of a few standard questions former Harvard alumni interviewer Gerald Bradshaw used to ask recent high school grads hoping to get ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2008
Preparing for the SAT/ACT

Preparing for the SAT/ACT

The SAT and ACT measure what you have learned over the course of many years. While no amount of cramming can turn a 200 into an 800, organized preparation can go ...

By Mike Pugh
Published September 4, 2008
Standardized Test Checklist

Standardized Test Checklist

Get ready for test day with this standardized test checklist.

By Katherine L. Cohen, PhD, Founder and CEO of IvyWise, LLC and ApplyWise.com
Published January 22, 2013
How Will College be Different From High School?

How Will College be Different From High School?

You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard ...

By Mridu Khullar
Published June 8, 2007
Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Check out the top ten questions to ask your school counselor.

By Chris Diehl
Published March 10, 2009
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
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 February 25, 2014
America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

It really doesn't make sense that community colleges are often ignored in rankings, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 25, 2013
Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

An expert's opinion on the worth of test preparation courses.

Mark Kantrowitz
Published October 16, 2009
Your College Admissions Options

Your College Admissions Options

Did you know there are four types of college admissions options for students? The earlier you educate yourself on these options, the better! That way, when the time comes, all options will be available to you.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 23, 2015
Last-Minute PSAT Prep

Last-Minute PSAT Prep

Test day is fast approaching, but there's still time to study. Whether you're well-prepared, semi-prepared or not at all prepared, we have several last-minute prep strategies that can help you boost ...

By Chris Diehl
Published September 4, 2008