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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 March 29, 2016
Best Scholarships from America's 10 Best Colleges

Best Scholarships from America's 10 Best Colleges

Spoiler alert: Three colleges came in tied at number seven and two tied at number five, omitting eighth and ninth place!

Published September 10, 2013
How to Narrow Down College Choices

How to Narrow Down College Choices

A student gives his account of narrowing down college choices.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published April 2, 2013
Warm Winter College Choices

Warm Winter College Choices

With most of the country covered in snow, your college search may have taken a turn. If you’re a fair-weather kind of student, you should consider some of the hottest college ...

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 15, 2015
Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

While not as attention-getting as academic quality or price tag, the size and location of a college have a big impact on your college experience. Take time to evaluate the pros ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
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
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
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
April Checklist for High School Juniors

April Checklist for High School Juniors

Your senior year of high school is nearing and things will become chaotic quite quickly - trust us on this one.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 29, 2016
Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Remember, the campus tour is really for your benefit.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 10, 2015
College Fair Checklists

College Fair Checklists

Learn everything you need to know about college fairs!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 20, 2015
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
What Should I Do on My Campus Visit

What Should I Do on My Campus Visit

Navigating the college campus visit.

By Kat Cohen, Phd., Founder and CEO of ApplyWise, www.applywise.com
Published March 12, 2009
Mastering Summer College Visits

Mastering Summer College Visits

Touring campuses during summer can be challenging. Make it worthwhile with these college visit tips.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 9, 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 23, 2016
Being There: Musings on Campus Visits

Being There: Musings on Campus Visits

A student shares her college visit experience.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published August 23, 2007
The College Admissions Process

The College Admissions Process

Learn how to navigate and survive the college admissions process.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
Up Close and Personal with Campus Tours

Up Close and Personal with Campus Tours

What to do on your college visits.

By Roxana Hadad and Tavia Evans
Published June 3, 2008
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
College Tour Secrets

College Tour Secrets

College tours provide a great opportunity for you to visit campus and learn more about what a college has to offer. However, tour guides are told to stick with talking ...

By Ryan Uricks
Published October 4, 2008