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How to Write The College Essay: 20 Tips for Success

Courses. Grades. Scores. Extracurricular activities. Letters of recommendations. All are historical elements of your college applications. Well established over time, they determine your general competitiveness in the selective admission process.
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When to Apply Early Decision or Early Action

With the start of your senior year, you're probably beginning to take stock of life beyond high school. If you're like many others, college will be the next step. ...
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Why You Should Take College Rankings With a Dose of Cynicism

A new college admission cycle is fast approaching —and so are college rankings!
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Preparation Tips for College Interviews

Admissions interviews are a college’s best opportunity to get a complete understanding of an applicant. While the essay is given a lot of value by high schools, ...
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Confused by “Score Choice, Superscoring, and Test Flexible”?

Most people who are venturing into the college admission process have heard about the SAT and the ACT tests. For many, their knowledge ends there. Most are confused ...
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College Decision Day! Parents, Don't Be Afraid to Let Go

Decision time is just around the corner, and many students are still uncertain about which college they will attend. What makes this year even more difficult is the ...
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Interested in a Gap Year? Why It Might Be the Best Decision for You

For many parents, it might be a daunting idea to let their son or daughter take a gap year off of school before leaving for college. Most parents worry that their ...
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Can Residential Colleges and Living Learning Communities Enhance Your College Experience?

When most people think about living on campus, they think about the traditional college dorm with beds bunked over desks, shared bathrooms, and a Residential ...
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Safety/Level/Reach: 5 Factors in Creating the Best College List for You

Starting the college search process is often an emotional experience for students and parents alike. While some students start making lists in 8th grade, others will ...
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Is College Regulated? How Accreditation Agencies Ensure a Quality Education

Earning a college degree can be as much of an investment as purchasing a car or even mortgaging a home, but what if that costly diploma doesn’t hold as much value as ...
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