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Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants

Over 275 Colleges Accepting Late Applicants

Still unsure about your college plans? Don’t worry – it’s not too late to pursue attending a college this fall!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 5, 2014
Behind the Rankings

Behind the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review. The sheer number of college rating systems published around this time of year can be downright dizzying. Some rankings rate doctoral programs. Others ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 9, 2007
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 23, 2016
Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident

Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident

It's your turn to find the perfect college by accident.

By Tina Catania, Dartmouth College
Published March 9, 2009
Epiphany at the Bookstore

Epiphany at the Bookstore

A student shares her college search experience. How do you relate?

Published June 5, 2007
Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

A student going through the college search asks, "Do parents pick the college?"

By Kristin Drew
Published February 7, 2007
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
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
Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, ...

By Susan Aaron, The Learning Coach
Published September 3, 2008
College Questions for Students with Disabilities

College Questions for Students with Disabilities

Be sure you know these college questions for students with disabilities.

By Roxana Hadad
Published January 22, 2016
Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

Do your homework before you enroll by heavily researching your college choices.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published March 9, 2009
November Checklist for High School Juniors

November Checklist for High School Juniors

You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which classes you choose to take and how much you devote to preparing for standardized testing and college research outside the classroom.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 26, 2015
Pursue Your Passion: 8 Weird Schools

Pursue Your Passion: 8 Weird Schools

Find a school and do what you love.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 15, 2016
May Checklist for Parents

May Checklist for Parents

There are things parents can do to help high schoolers and soon-to-be-college students prepare for their next phase in life.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 12, 2016
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
Questions to Ask When Considering Potential Colleges

Questions to Ask When Considering Potential Colleges

If there’s a question you have that’s not on the list – make sure you ask it!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 5, 2016
The Future of Affirmative Action

The Future of Affirmative Action

Find out more on the future of affirmative action.

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published March 10, 2009
Compare Your Campus

Compare Your Campus

Learn from other students' college search experiences.

Published August 16, 2010
Going to an All-Women's College

Going to an All-Women's College

During my senior year of high school, I was very thorough in my college search. There were many important factors for me to consider when choosing a college: location, cost, size ...

Making It Count
Published June 5, 2007
Senior Year Blog

Senior Year Blog

Senioritis Oct. 14, 2005 Last week I was stressed out to no end. I had to finish a six page religion essay, an English essay, and a lab report in science. ...

By Rich Coleman
Published June 5, 2009