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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
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
Your SAT Essay Outline

Your SAT Essay Outline

Get a head start on your SAT essay outline.

By Jason Moreno
Published March 10, 2009
Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

Figure out the top five ways to impress the admissions officer.

By Liluye Jhala, ApplyWise counselor
Published March 12, 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
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
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
What Colleges Want

What Colleges Want

College admissions officers are forced to go through piles of mundane applications, so let yours reflect your individuality and you'll shine.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 24, 2015
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
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
Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

Academics Aside: 10 Factors to Consider in Choosing a College

Academics are important, but they aren't everything!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 18, 2016
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
Get into Graduate School

Get into Graduate School

If you’ve decided to head back to the classroom for an advanced degree, get ready to face some competition. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of masters degrees granted is expected ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 3, 2008
Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual Campus Tours

Sometimes traveling halfway across the country to check out all the campuses on your college list isn't possible. You can still learn your way around the quad and see what dorm ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published February 23, 2008
September College Prep Checklist for Parents

September College Prep Checklist for Parents

You should be thinking about college...

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2015
Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

Beyond the CLEP: More Options for Life Experience Credit

If you are a returning student, a shortage of time and money might prohibit you from enrolling in college full time. However, you can gain college credit for what you already ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 19, 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
Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

Letters of Recommendation for Your College Application

One of the most important parts of your college application isn't written by you: the letter of recommendation. But that doesn't mean you're off the hook. Get the best recommendation you ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published June 2, 2008
Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

If you want more out of a campus tour, it’s up to you!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 23, 2016