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Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

Writing the Perfect Admissions Essay

Strategizing is key and some essay-writing tips can help to do so.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 8, 2017
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
Study Abroad Basics

Study Abroad Basics

Every year, more than 150,000 students decide to take their education outside of the classroom — and the country — to study abroad. While it can be a fantastic personal and ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published September 3, 2013
Five Myths about Community Colleges

Five Myths about Community Colleges

Like most misconceptions, community college myths are based on elements of truth. But like most misconceptions, these myths lead to mistaken beliefs that could warp your ability to choose the right ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published September 4, 2008
2017-2018 SAT & ACT Exam Dates

2017-2018 SAT & ACT Exam Dates

It’s important to find standardized test dates for the SAT and ACT that work for your schedule and sign up before the deadlines!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 22, 2017
College Rumors Busted

College Rumors Busted

These college rumors get busted by our experts--find out what's true and what's just made up.

By Laure Jeanne Hammond
Published March 9, 2009
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 November 29, 2017
SAT and ACT Test Dates: Plan Now for 2018-2019

SAT and ACT Test Dates: Plan Now for 2018-2019

Get ahead by setting a date for your standardized test.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published December 14, 2017
Write a Great College Admissions Essay

Write a Great College Admissions Essay

Learn how to write a great college admissions essay.

By Mike Pugh
Published March 9, 2009
Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Ten Majors that Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Want to try something new? Really new? That list of majors in the course catalog isn’t static. As technology advances and business evolves, fields of study that weren’t imagined or that ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published March 5, 2009
Warm Winter College Choices

Warm Winter College Choices

Chase the sun at these warm weather colleges.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published December 8, 2016
Everyday SAT Prep

Everyday SAT Prep

Here are ten everyday things you can do to work toward a better SAT score.

The Fastweb Team
Published July 17, 2017
College Planning for High School Seniors

College Planning for High School Seniors

Senior year is easily the most overwhelming for high school students but staying organized will guarantee a solid finish.

Fastweb Staff
Published August 30, 2016
Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Colleges

Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Colleges

Follow these 9 steps for a smooth transfer between schools.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 16, 2016
Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process

Changing Colleges: Handling the Transfer Process

Get to know what's involved in the transfer process.

By Elisa Kronish
Published March 4, 2009
Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

Is Early Decision Right for You? Get the Pros and Cons

Everybody is different: early decision and early action might be right for one student, but could be a mistake for another.

By Kathleen Carmichael, Ph.D.
Published August 24, 2016
Know Your Grad School Exams

Know Your Grad School Exams

Learn everything you need to know to start the graduate school process.

By Chris Diehl
Published January 15, 2016
10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

10 Rules for All Students Applying to College

Talk To Your Counselor. Between the books in the counselor’s office, and the knowledge in your counselor’s head, he or she will be a virtual treasure trove of information. Take ...

By JJ Nelson, for MonsterTrak.com
Published March 4, 2009
Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

1. Take it again. Some colleges will accept the higher score. Some will combine your scores for the best possible number. If you didn’t do as well as you could have ...

By Laura Jeanne Hammond, NextStep
Published June 5, 2007
Fall Must-Do's for High School Students

Fall Must-Do's for High School Students

Check out what you need to get accomplished during your first semester.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 25, 2017