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Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

Utilize the summer between your junior and senior year in high school to prepare for your college search and the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 15, 2015
Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help Them Help You: The Secrets of a Great Recommendation Letter

Help them help you with the secrets of a great recommendation letter.

By Liluye Jhala, former admissions officer at Brown University and ApplyWise counselor
Published March 10, 2009
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
Simplify the Admissions Process

Simplify the Admissions Process

You have two choices: the easy way or the hard way. Why not make things easier on yourself with these four steps?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
12 Grad School Survival Tips

12 Grad School Survival Tips

It's pretty scary in graduate school, too. It's basically, like, sink or swim without a fancy swim instructor looking out for you.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 8, 2016
Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Asking for a college commitment so early in the senior year may rush a decision when a student does not have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

By Bridget Kulla
Published July 5, 2015
Shrugging at the Fallen Hurdles

Shrugging at the Fallen Hurdles

A student discusses obstacles found in the admissions process.

By Kristin Drew
Published December 6, 2007
America's Most Expensive Colleges

America's Most Expensive Colleges

Students attending one of these schools on the list can expect to pay more than a quarter of a million dollars for a four-year degree when tuition increases are taken into account!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 16, 2014
College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

College Career Centers Provide More than Jobs

Your college career center isn't just for graduating seniors.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph.D., and Tavia Evans
Published March 6, 2009
College Fairs

College Fairs

When choosing a college, you need all the information you can get. But visiting each campus can be expensive. And who has time research hundreds of Web sites or call each ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published September 4, 2008
Women's Colleges

Women's Colleges

Find out why a women's college could be right for you.

By Mike Pugh
Published August 15, 2014
College Touring Tips for Parents

College Touring Tips for Parents

You envision a college degree as part of your child's future. So choosing a college where they're comfortable, happy and can be successful is important. But you're also curious if that ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2008
Short Stints Abroad

Short Stints Abroad

In a perfect world you'd study in London, Paris - or maybe even Brazil - next semester. But your double major, extracurricular activities and half-empty bank account dictate otherwise. What's a ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published September 3, 2008
Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

Involve Your Parents in the College Planning Process

Find out how to involve your parents in the college planning process.

By Ursula Furi-Perry
Published March 10, 2009
July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshman

July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshman

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, 2014
All About Career Schools

All About Career Schools

Ever wonder about those schools that advertise on daytime TV? Can you compare traditional American colleges to schools that say they will prepare you for a career in just a few ...

By Susan Aaron, The Learning Coach
Published June 4, 2008
MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2011.

Published January 21, 2016
Are You Ready for Graduate School?

Are You Ready for Graduate School?

Find out if you're ready for what graduate school requires.

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published June 9, 2010
Drop In On a College During Vacation

Drop In On a College During Vacation

Visiting LA for vacation? Consider stopping by UCLA's campus.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 8, 2007
College Fair Checklists

College Fair Checklists

Learn everything you need to know about college fairs!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 20, 2015