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May Checklist for High School Seniors

May Checklist for High School Seniors

Soon-to-be college freshmen, there's plenty to focus on accomplishing this May!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 2, 2017
Test Day Dos and Don'ts

Test Day Dos and Don'ts

ACT, SAT, PSAT - little words that cause big anxiety. If you're getting ready to apply for college, then you know what these tests can mean to your applications. Follow these ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published January 22, 2013
Timing Your Graduate School Application

Timing Your Graduate School Application

A good plan is essential to getting into your top choice graduate school.

Published November 9, 2015
Your College Admissions Options

Your College Admissions Options

Did you know there are four types of college admissions options for students? The earlier you educate yourself on these options, the better! That way, when the time comes, all options will be available to you.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 8, 2016
The Collegiate Matchmaker

The Collegiate Matchmaker

Get hooked up with your favorite college with the collegiate matchmaker.

By Kay Peterson, Ph. D.
Published October 30, 2012
5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School

5 Signs You Shouldn't Enroll in Graduate School

There are good reasons to go to grad school – to pursue an interest you’re highly engaged with or to take the next step necessary to meet your career goals. There ...

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published September 3, 2008
Making Plans to Move Majors

Making Plans to Move Majors

You’re bored in your classes. You’re not doing well. You realize that when you were a freshman, you had no idea what you were doing. All signs point to one solution: ...

By Chris Diehl
Published February 24, 2015
Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

Ten Questions for Parents to Ask When Considering a College Offer

“If there’s one mistake my students make [when choosing a college], it’s not listening to their parents,” says Bruce Hammond, director of college counseling at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, ...

By Melissa Bearns
Published April 2, 2013
Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

Top Five Ways to Impress the Admissions Officer

Figure out the top five ways to impress the admissions officer.

By Liluye Jhala, ApplyWise counselor
Published March 12, 2009
Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Can't Decide on a Major? Not to Worry!

Deciding on a major doesn't have to be stressful -- here's why.

By Dr. Uma Gupta
Published February 24, 2015
Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

How to handle a college rejection letter.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 7, 2017
Choosing Colleges: The Alumni Interview

Choosing Colleges: The Alumni Interview

Why are you applying to this college? That is one of a few standard questions former Harvard alumni interviewer Gerald Bradshaw used to ask recent high school grads hoping to get ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2008
Help Your Student with Summer Plans

Help Your Student with Summer Plans

As a parent, you likely want to encourage your student to get the most out of their time, experiences and, of course, work towards success.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 28, 2017
Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose

Why We Chose the Colleges We Chose

Dartmouth College, N.H.

By Michael Pugh
Published March 4, 2014
Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad

Top Ten Myths about Study Abroad

Don't fall for these top ten myths about study abroad.

By The Professors' Guide
Published April 21, 2009
What is Early Decision/Early Action?

What is Early Decision/Early Action?

Before you apply for early decision, make sure you've made the right decision.

By Roxana Hadad and Tavia Evans
Published August 29, 2016
Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

Are test-preparation courses worth the cost?

An expert's opinion on the worth of test preparation courses.

Mark Kantrowitz
Published October 16, 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
How Will College be Different From High School?

How Will College be Different From High School?

You’ve read the books, you’ve heard the advice, and you think you have a fair enough handle on what to expect when you get to college. Sure, you may have heard ...

By Mridu Khullar
Published June 8, 2007
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