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Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

Afraid of choosing the wrong college? Avoid these 15 common blunders students often make in considers their college options.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
Best Scholarships from America's 10 Best Colleges

Best Scholarships from America's 10 Best Colleges

Spoiler alert: Three colleges came in tied at number seven and two tied at number five, omitting eighth and ninth place!

Published September 10, 2013
How to Narrow Down College Choices

How to Narrow Down College Choices

A student gives his account of narrowing down college choices.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published April 2, 2013
Warm Winter College Choices

Warm Winter College Choices

Chase the sun at these warm weather colleges.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published December 8, 2016
Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

While not as attention-getting as academic quality or price tag, the size and location of a college have a big impact on your college experience. Take time to evaluate the pros ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
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, 2017
Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

Make Your Campus Visit Valuable

If you want more out of a campus tour, it’s up to you!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
College Fair Checklists

College Fair Checklists

Learn everything you need to know about college fairs!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 3, 2017
Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

When it comes to selecting and getting into a college, guidance counselors are invaluable. But they can't help you unless they know what you're looking for. Help them give the guidance ...

By Mike Pugh
Published June 2, 2008
Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Remember, the campus tour is really for your benefit.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 10, 2015
Mastering Summer College Visits

Mastering Summer College Visits

Touring campuses during summer can be challenging. Make it worthwhile with these college visit tips.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 9, 2015
Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Road Trips 101: Visiting Colleges Over Spring Break

Since most colleges have schedules that differ from high schools, visiting on your spring break is a great tactic because you'll get to see the school while there's still life on campus.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 7, 2017
Drop In On a College During Vacation

Drop In On a College During Vacation

Visiting LA for vacation? Consider stopping by UCLA's campus.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 8, 2007
What Should I Do on My Campus Visit

What Should I Do on My Campus Visit

Navigating the college campus visit.

By Kat Cohen, Phd., Founder and CEO of ApplyWise, www.applywise.com
Published March 12, 2009
Trade Secrets: What Your Guidance Counselor Wants You to Know about Applying to College

Trade Secrets: What Your Guidance Counselor Wants You to Know about Applying to College

When it comes to the college admissions process, what you haven't heard may be what's most important.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 8, 2016
The College Admissions Process

The College Admissions Process

Learn how to navigate and survive the college admissions process.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
What's It Like Being a Senior?

What's It Like Being a Senior?

Questions are like itches. You know you aren’t supposed to scratch, but sometimes you just ... gotta. One question that should remain tickly and untouched is the one everyone’s always ...

By Molly Seltzer, Molly.FastWeb@gmail.com
Published September 5, 2008
Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

Spring Break College Visits: Where Do I Go & What Do I Look For?

Spring is the perfect time for students to visit prospective colleges and universities.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published March 14, 2016
Top 10 College Towns

Top 10 College Towns

The natural sites, diversity of the area, the downtown scene and the employment rates are just some of the factors that rank a college town.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 22, 2014
Your College Search Checklist

Your College Search Checklist

Choosing a college or university is often a matter of exposure, luck and research.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published August 20, 2014