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Applying for College

5 Key Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Often built in as part of a family vacation, summer campus visits can give students a chance to see a college that's too far away to visit in the fall.

How Did Applying For College Become Such A Nightmare?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.13.2015 | Teen

You've FINALLY finished your college applications and now you wait patiently until you find out which schools have deemed you worthy of attendance. *I...

The 7 Worst College Application Clichés -- And How to Avoid Them

| Posted 09.30.2014 | Teen

Now that senior year is underway, only one thing stands between you and your totally awesome collegiette years: college applications. Sure, they may s...

What's Important When Selecting Which Colleges to Apply to?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

For junior students it's time to get serious about which colleges you'll apply to next fall. But what are the important things to consider as you make your selections?

A Plea To Everyone Asking Me Where I Want To Go To College

Lilian Klatskin | Posted 06.29.2014 | Teen
Lilian Klatskin

You will ask me if I remember you, even though the last time you saw me, I was two months old. You will ask me what grade I'm in and I will tell you I'm a junior. And it's downhill from there.

4 Things You Should Be Doing Your Junior Year of High School

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Teen
Joie Jager-Hyman

Applying to college is a complex process. This multi-faceted process involves several components, which can feel overwhelming at times. The following tips will help you to prepare for the second semester of your junior year.

The One Question I Want You To Stop Asking Me

Taylor Blatchford | Posted 02.19.2014 | Teen
Taylor Blatchford

The question itself is easy enough to answer, even for a senior as uncertain as I am. What bothers me so much is the concept behind the question: that the future is much more important than what's going on right now.

The Truth About Applying Early Decision or Early Action

Kat Cohen | Posted 12.09.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

How do you know if applying early is right for you? There are several factors to consider when making the decision to apply early to your top-choice school. It's important to know the benefits and drawbacks.

Playing the Odds: College Admissions

Malcolm Gauld | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Malcolm Gauld

Not only do today's high school seniors apply to as many as 12-15 colleges, they seem surrounded by adult "handlers." As we move into the highest anxiety phase of the annual college application cycle, I offer a few words of advice.

Unacceptable Changes to the Common Application for College Applicants

Bev Taylor | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Bev Taylor

Beginning this fall, the Common Application is imposing a strict 500-word limit on the personal statement.

Why Harvard Doesn't Take Every Straight A Student

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Admission depends on what the college is looking for in any given year -- and that changes -- and the strengths and differences of the applicant pool in any given year -- and that changes, too.