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Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with ...

Published June 5, 2007
Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

Do Colleges Examine Your Online Presence?

You should undoubtedly clean up your social media presence, but how much do colleges really look at your posts?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 17, 2016
Do Your Homework Before Choosing For-Profit Career College

Do Your Homework Before Choosing For-Profit Career College

Get up to speed on career colleges.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel via Yellowbrix
Published October 29, 2010
Hispanic Friendly Colleges

Hispanic Friendly Colleges

Learn what resources are available to Hispanic students at Hispanic friendly colleges.

By Ursula Furi-Perry
Published March 10, 2009
The Common Application

The Common Application

You've narrowed your choice of colleges down to seven different schools. Now comes the fun part: filling out seven different applications. This means entering your name/address/school data over and over and ...

By Michael Pugh
Published June 3, 2008
Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?

Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?

Learn more about gap year and if you're ready to take a break.

By Phyllis M. Hanlon
Published March 9, 2009
What to Do If You Want to Transfer

What to Do If You Want to Transfer

Check out this article that highlights what to do if you want to transfer schools.

By Liluye Jhala, former admissions officer at Brown University and ApplyWise counselor
Published March 12, 2009
Your SAT Essay Outline

Your SAT Essay Outline

Get a head start on your SAT essay outline.

By Jason Moreno
Published March 10, 2009
The Most Demanding Majors

The Most Demanding Majors

How much time do you spend studying? It may depend on your major, according to a recent report.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 24, 2013
What You Need to Know Before You Go

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Find out what you need to know before you go to college.

By the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Published March 10, 2009
July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshmen

July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshmen

Follow this list during the month of July to ensure you're on the right track to be prepared for college!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 23, 2016
A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume

A Fast Way to Get a Prestigious College on Your Resume

Unfortunately, brand names count. When employers decide whom to interview, seeing school names they recognize can be a plus. One way to add a better-known name to your resume is ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published March 5, 2009
July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

July Checklist for Soon-to-Be High School Seniors

Summer is a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 23, 2016
How to Impress an Admissions Officer

How to Impress an Admissions Officer

It’s September and the start of another busy fall semester. If you are a Junior or a Senior, you know that this is the time of year when college representatives are ...

By Liluye Jhala, ApplyWiseCounselor
Published March 10, 2009
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
August Checklist for High School Seniors

August Checklist for High School Seniors

Vow to stay organized and on top of everything you need to do so that you can do the things you want to do.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 21, 2016
The Difference in Degrees

The Difference in Degrees

Remember, any college degree is better than no college degree!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 2, 2013
Career Decision-Making Traps

Career Decision-Making Traps

Avoid these common pitfalls as you decide which major and career to choose.

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published March 6, 2009
Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

When it comes to selecting and getting into a college, guidance counselors are invaluable. But they can't help you unless they know what you're looking for. Help them give the guidance ...

By Mike Pugh
Published June 2, 2008
Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

Top 10 States with Most Affordable Tuition

There are no if’s and’s or but’s about it – college is downright expensive!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 18, 2013