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33 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

33 Top Colleges Without Application Fees

Why pay to apply? There are plenty of great colleges that have free applications!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 8, 2017
4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week

4 Test-Taking Tips to Get You Through Finals Week

Get it together on finals day with these test-taking tips.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 8, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Basics

Letters of Recommendation Basics

Who and how to ask for this application component.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 7, 2017
Formula for the Perfect College Essay

Formula for the Perfect College Essay

Is there a correct way to write an essay?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 7, 2017
Overcoming Test Prep Stress and Anxiety

Overcoming Test Prep Stress and Anxiety

It's inevitable that final exams will stress you out -- learn how to deal with it.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 7, 2017
Plan Ahead: Help Your Teen with Accomplishments on the College App

Plan Ahead: Help Your Teen with Accomplishments on the College App

The pros of creating a "brag sheet" for your child.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 7, 2017
3 Don’ts for Parents during the College Application Process

3 Don’ts for Parents during the College Application Process

What's your role during the college admissions season?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 7, 2017
How to Fail an Exam

How to Fail an Exam

Your new mantra: Reviewing answers, good. Dwelling on questions, bad.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 7, 2017
How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

How to Help Your Student Minimize Exam Stress

While you can’t take the exams for them (yes, we know you’ve thought about it) you can help ease their exam anxieties in other ways.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 7, 2017
Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

Maintaining Friendships during the College Admissions Process

It’s not a competition when a friend applies to the same school – it just means you have similar taste, which is likely why you're friends in the first place.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 7, 2017
College Admissions Essay Topics to Avoid

College Admissions Essay Topics to Avoid

What’s most curious about the college essay is that many of the topics on this list (those that should be avoided) also happen to be some of the most commonly used topics out there.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 7, 2017
Trade Secrets: What Your School Counselor Wants You to Know about Applying to College

Trade Secrets: What Your School 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 November 7, 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
Building Your Brag Sheet

Building Your Brag Sheet

Including a brag sheet can help you get into the college of your dreams!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 7, 2017
Navigating Difficult College Admissions Applications

Navigating Difficult College Admissions Applications

College Magazine ranks Stanford University as the college with the toughest admissions application.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 7, 2017
How to Procure the Best College Recommendation Letters

How to Procure the Best College Recommendation Letters

Keep these important aspects in mind when going through the process of obtaining a college recommendation letter.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 6, 2017
How to Handle the Final Load

How to Handle the Final Load

You can handle finals season with these helpful tips.

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 1, 2017
November Checklist for High School Seniors

November Checklist for High School Seniors

November is a pivotal time of year for high school seniors - and we’re not just talking turkey.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 31, 2017
November Checklist for High School Juniors

November Checklist for High School Juniors

You need to focus more than ever before on your studies, which classes you choose to take and how much you devote to preparing for standardized testing and college research outside the classroom.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 31, 2017
Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, Launches Online University

Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, Launches Online University

Woz U to help graduates pursue a degree in tech quickly and without insurmountable debt.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published October 19, 2017