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The Difference in Degrees

The Difference in Degrees

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

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 2, 2016
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
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, 2017
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 November 7, 2017
October Checklist for High School Seniors

October Checklist for High School Seniors

This year, take the time at the beginning of each month to evaluate what you can do to continue your focus on the college admissions process.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 25, 2017
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
Developing & Narrowing Down Your Potential Colleges List

Developing & Narrowing Down Your Potential Colleges List

These steps can help you create your own personalized snapshot of schools you’re considering and whether or not you should continue to consider them at all.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 7, 2017
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
Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Top Five Tasks for College-Bound Juniors Right Now

Juniors, follow this checklist to help you keep your college search on track in February and March.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 20, 2016
12 Grad School Survival Tips

12 Grad School Survival Tips

It's pretty scary in graduate school, too. It's basically, like, sink or swim without a fancy swim instructor looking out for you.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 8, 2016
September College Prep Checklist for Parents

September College Prep Checklist for Parents

You should be thinking about college...

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 26, 2017
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
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
Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Springing Forward and Looking Back: A High School Senior Reflects

Time is such an ambiguous thing. At some times in life, it seems to go too slow (e.g., chemistry class). At other times it goes too fast (e.g., hanging out with ...

Published June 5, 2007
July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshmen

July Checklist for Soon-to-be College Freshmen

Follow this list during the month of July to ensure you're on the right track to be prepared for college!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 12, 2017
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
What to Do If You Want to Transfer

What to Do If You Want to Transfer

Check out this article that highlights what to do if you want to transfer schools.

By Liluye Jhala, former admissions officer at Brown University and ApplyWise counselor
Published March 12, 2009
Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition

Top 10 Cheapest Colleges with Out-of-State Tuition

There are out-of-state schools, which offer affordable tuition for students looking to attend an out-of-state college!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 26, 2017
June Checklist for Soon-to-Be College Freshmen

June Checklist for Soon-to-Be College Freshmen

It’s June, which means that school is finally out for the summer!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 15, 2017
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 December 20, 2016