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Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

When researching colleges, you need to choose the institution that fits your needs. Size, location and price are important. But Hispanic students also have the option of attending a Hispanic-serving institution ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 22, 2016
Are You Ready to Answer the Question?

Are You Ready to Answer the Question?

This student gives his first-hand account in trying to answer where his college search will take him.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published January 9, 2007
An Equation for Finding the Perfect Grad School

An Equation for Finding the Perfect Grad School

Is there an equation for finding the perfect school? A student searching for a graduate school attempts it.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published March 13, 2007
A Dream Deferred?  Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College

A Dream Deferred? Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College

Is your first choice a dream deferred? Aspirations and the realities of financing college from a student's perspective.

By Lisa Hardman
Published March 6, 2007
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
Returning Students: Finish Your Undergraduate Degree

Returning Students: Finish Your Undergraduate Degree

Life on a college campus is a relatively carefree time for students entering from high school. But there's a more stressful side to campus life for transfer or returning students -- ...

By Susan Aaron, The Learning Coach
Published September 3, 2008
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
October Checklist for High School Seniors

October Checklist for High School Seniors

This year, take the time at the beginning of each month to evaluate what you can do to continue your focus on the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 1, 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
Colleges for Animal Lovers

Colleges for Animal Lovers

Would you bring your pet to college?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 11, 2015
November Checklist for High School Seniors

November Checklist for High School Seniors

November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 26, 2015
Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

Fall Must-Dos for High School Students

Check out what you need to get accomplished during your first semester.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 26, 2015
Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high schools, visiting on your spring break is a great tactic because you'll get to see the school while there's still life on campus.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 11, 2015
5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

5 Things You Shouldn’t Base College Decisions On

Sometimes, a midst all of the advice, as great as the intentions are, you need to remember what not to consider in making your college decisions.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 20, 2016
Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Afraid of choosing the wrong college? Avoid these 15 common blunders students often make in considers their college options.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 17, 2015
Private Colleges Offering Record-High Tuition Discounts

Private Colleges Offering Record-High Tuition Discounts

Where can you find these discounted tuition prices? Apparently, the higher the acceptance rate, the better the odds of obtaining these tuition price deals.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 9, 2015
Making College Choices Based on Aid Offers

Making College Choices Based on Aid Offers

Familiarize yourself with all of the details before making any choice based on a financial offer.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 10, 2015
The Difference in Degrees

The Difference in Degrees

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

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 2, 2013
A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

When it comes to the college admissions process, what you haven't heard may be what's most important.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 10, 2013
10 Completely False College Myths

10 Completely False College Myths

These rumors are about as real as a mythical creature, like the above unicorn. Note: The unicorn pictured above is not real.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 29, 2015