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July Checklist for Rising High School Seniors

July Checklist for Rising High School Seniors

Summer is a great time to gain a head start so that once the school year comes, you won’t be overwhelmed with the college applications process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 12, 2018
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 April 17, 2018
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 17, 2018
What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

Relief is sweet and you likely want to look at your entire college admissions process as a distant memory. Not so fast!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 17, 2018
The Admissions Glossary

The Admissions Glossary

Admit-Deny: Some schools will admit marginal students, but not award them any financial aid. Very few schools use admit-deny, because studies have shown that lack of sufficient financial aid is a ...

By Fastweb Staff
Published April 8, 2018
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 April 7, 2018
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 April 7, 2018
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 15, 2018
America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

America’s Top 10 Community Colleges

It really doesn't make sense that community colleges are often ignored in rankings, considering nearly half of America’s undergraduate students attend community colleges.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 13, 2018
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 23, 2018
What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 16, 2018
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 February 8, 2018
The Common App

The Common App

The Common Application, commonly known as the Common App, is a standardized undergraduate college application form that is accepted at more than 700 accredited, independent colleges and universities nationwide.

Fastweb Staff
Published February 3, 2018
Deciding If You Should Apply to College Early

Deciding If You Should Apply to College Early

Let's examine the question of when to apply to college: early or not?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 3, 2018
Finding Success in High School as a First Generation College Student

Finding Success in High School as a First Generation College Student

Colleges believe that first generation students add diversity to the student body so it’s paramount that you walk into the experience knowing that colleges really want YOU!

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 25, 2018
February College Prep List for High School Juniors

February College Prep List for High School Juniors

Use this list to keep your college process on track this month.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 10, 2018
January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January College Checklist for High School Juniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 1, 2018
January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January College Checklist for High School Seniors

January is the start of a New Year and a new semester. Which means, you have the unique advantage of a fresh start in more than one way! How cool is that?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 1, 2018
33 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

33 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

Why pay to apply? There are plenty of great colleges that have free applications!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 8, 2017
Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

It’s not a competition when a friend applies to the same school – it just means you have similar taste, which is likely why you're friends in the first place.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 7, 2017