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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, 2017
February College Prep List for High School Juniors

February College Prep List for High School Juniors

Use this list to keep your college process on track this month.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 10, 2018
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
August Checklist for High School Seniors

August Checklist for High School Seniors

Vow to stay organized and on top of everything you need to do so that you can do the things you want to do.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 21, 2017
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
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
The Difference in Degrees

The Difference in Degrees

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

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 2, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Top Strategies for ACT Test Day

Amidst all that you're doing before the big day to ensure a top score, don't forget to consider what you can do on your actual test day that will help you succeed.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 17, 2018
April Checklist for High School Juniors

April Checklist for High School Juniors

Your senior year of high school is nearing and things will become chaotic quite quickly - trust us on this one.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 15, 2018
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
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
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