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Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

Early Decision Commitment: 5 Signs that You’re Not Ready

Are you read to apply early decision? Here are five signs that you're not.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 8, 2016
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 October 4, 2016
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 February 17, 2016
8 Tips to Follow for Obtaining a Fellowship

8 Tips to Follow for Obtaining a Fellowship

Fellowships can take your research (and your career) to new heights and some even offer financial and travel rewards.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 23, 2015
Dressing for Success

Dressing for Success

Remember, it's always better to overdress than underdress!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 8, 2015
How an MBA Can Help You

How an MBA Can Help You

An MBA can help advance your career in more ways than one.

By Jennifer deJong
Published March 6, 2009
College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

College Search Advice Myths - Revealed!

Take advice with a grain of salt and be aware of these myths!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 6, 2017
What Are Colleges Looking For?

What Are Colleges Looking For?

A rigorous course schedule through high school is important. Good grades are key. High SAT/ACT test scores certainly don't hurt. But what else are colleges looking for in students? Genuine interest ...

By Mike Pugh
Published June 4, 2008
Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

What happens when you're waiting on a "yes" or "no" to plan your future and you just get a "maybe" instead? Many say, just beg!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
Tranferring from a Four-Year to a Four-Year School

Tranferring from a Four-Year to a Four-Year School

Be certain that transferring colleges is the right move for you.

By Bridget Kulla
Published October 5, 2010
Common College Application Mistakes

Common College Application Mistakes

The best mistakes are those you learn from. Below, guidance counselors and admissions counselors from around the country reveal the most common college application errors. Follow Directions A lot of mistakes ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published December 4, 2008
Gifts for the Graduate

Gifts for the Graduate

Your grad is off to college - give them something that they can use during their journey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published April 4, 2017
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
Find the Perfect Graduate School

Find the Perfect Graduate School

Whether you just finished your undergraduate work or have been in the job market for years, pursuing an advanced degree can further your academic and career goals. Your focus of study ...

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published September 3, 2008
Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Ask an Expert: Will My Degree Get Me a Job?

Many college students ask "how do you plan academics around a career?"

By Peter Vogt, Monster Career Coach
Published February 24, 2015
The Difference in Degrees

The Difference in Degrees

Remember, any college degree is better than no college degree!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 2, 2016
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 August 8, 2016
The Importance of Class Size

The Importance of Class Size

Learn more about the importance of class size.

By Stephen Pemberton
Published March 9, 2009
Undecided is Not a Major

Undecided is Not a Major

When it comes to college, undecided is not a major.

By the About USM Team
Published September 2, 2009
Top 10 Most Intense Colleges in America: 2016

Top 10 Most Intense Colleges in America: 2016

For students attending these colleges, working hard and playing hard go hand-in-hand.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 15, 2017