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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
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
Making Plans to Move Majors

Making Plans to Move Majors

You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: ...

By Chris Diehl
Published February 24, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

“If there’s one mistake my students make [when choosing a college], it’s not listening to their parents,” says Bruce Hammond, director of college counseling at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, ...

By Melissa Bearns
Published April 2, 2013
Timing Your Graduate School Application

Timing Your Graduate School Application

A good plan is essential to getting into your top choice graduate school.

Published November 9, 2015
What is Early Decision/Early Action?

What is Early Decision/Early Action?

Before you apply for early decision, make sure you've made the right decision.

By Roxana Hadad and Tavia Evans
Published August 29, 2016
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
Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Deciding on a major doesn't have to be stressful -- here's why.

By Dr. Uma Gupta
Published February 24, 2015
Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

How to handle a college rejection letter.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 16, 2016
Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad

Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad

Don't fall for these top ten myths about study abroad.

By The Professors' Guide
Published April 21, 2009
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
Beat the SAT Jitters

Beat the SAT Jitters

Q: “I get so nervous before a test. What can I do?” A: “The first time I took the SAT, I was so nervous, I couldn’t even remember what year it ...

By Renee Euchner
Published March 10, 2009
Help Your Student with Summer Plans

Help Your Student with Summer Plans

As a parent, you likely want to encourage your student to get the most out of their time, experiences and, of course, work towards success.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 16, 2014
Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

Are you read to apply early decision? Here are five signs that you're not.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 8, 2016
How an MBA Can Help You

How an MBA Can Help You

An MBA can help advance your career in more ways than one.

By Jennifer deJong
Published March 6, 2009