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Senior Year Blog

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Closing Time: You Don't Have to Go Home, but You Can't Stay Here Feb. 17, 2006 Hola, ladies and gents. The good people at FastWeb have informed me that my contract ...

By Rich Coleman
Published June 5, 2007
A Writing Guide for College Essays

A Writing Guide for College Essays

A writing guide for college essays will ensure that your essay is remembered by the admissions committee.

By Katherine Cohen, PhD.
Published March 10, 2009
How to Impress an Admissions Officer

How to Impress an Admissions Officer

It’s September and the start of another busy fall semester. If you are a Junior or a Senior, you know that this is the time of year when college representatives are ...

By Liluye Jhala, ApplyWiseCounselor
Published March 10, 2009
Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

Five Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges

Check out these five ways to narrow down your list of colleges.

By Kat Cohen, PhD
Published March 10, 2009
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
The Diary of a Mad AP Student

The Diary of a Mad AP Student

Well, it’s the beginning of May and I can sense the tension of AP exam week in the air. AP exams are pretty important for me because my knowledge of my ...

Published June 4, 2008
College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

College Essay Editing Tips for Parents

When he or she comes to you (as most smart students do) asking you to help edit his or her personal statement, don’t panic!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 15, 2016
Making Up Your Mind (And Then Changing It)

Making Up Your Mind (And Then Changing It)

We all have talents as humans. Some people can sing. Some people have the ability to walk a tightrope. Some people can knit sweaters. When faced with a decision – pick ...

Published June 4, 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
Questions for Student Athletes

Questions for Student Athletes

Ask yourself these questions for student athletes in order to find the school with the right academic and athletic programs.

By Elisa Kronish & Kay Peterson, Ph. D.
Published March 10, 2009
Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your School Counselor

Check out the top ten questions to ask your school counselor.

By Chris Diehl
Published March 10, 2009
What to Do If Your Satisfactory Academic Performance Drops

What to Do If Your Satisfactory Academic Performance Drops

Find out what to do if your satisfactory academic performance drops.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 26, 2017
Beat the SAT Jitters

Beat the SAT Jitters

Q: “I get so nervous before a test. What can I do?” A: “The first time I took the SAT, I was so nervous, I couldn’t even remember what year it ...

By Renee Euchner
Published March 10, 2009
Everything You Need to Know About Taking  the GMAT

Everything You Need to Know About Taking the GMAT

Taking the GMAT? Get everything you need to know here.

Published January 19, 2016
Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Summer SAT/ACT Prep You Can Do at the Beach

Check out this summertime test prep you can do at the beach.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 17, 2017
Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

Earn Your MBA from Home through Online Programs

You could live in an extremely rural area, or maybe you have five kids and a job that keeps you at your desk until 7 p.m. every night. Or perhaps you're ...

By Dona DeZube
Published January 20, 2016
Your SAT Essay Outline

Your SAT Essay Outline

Get a head start on your SAT essay outline.

By Jason Moreno
Published March 10, 2009
What to Do When You Make the Wait List

What to Do When You Make the Wait List

It’s easy to view being placed on the wait list as a rejection but, honestly, it’s not the end of the world.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 8, 2017
How to Weigh College Rankings

How to Weigh College Rankings

Find out how to weigh college rankings in your college search.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 18, 2009
Registering for the GRE 2016 - 2017

Registering for the GRE 2016 - 2017

Get to know the format, test dates and price.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 15, 2016