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The Big College Trap We All Fall Into

Riley Griffin | Posted 03.08.2014 | Teen
Riley Griffin

We are tortured, not by the love for the school or the extra work, but by the waiting. We can't control our fate, but can that really be the problem? No. The real issue at hand is this clichéd analogy of the cliff and the abyss.

How To Handle Common App Complications

us news | Briana Boyington | Posted 12.25.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Many students who tried to apply to colleges ear...

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.

6 Questions To Ask Your HS Counselor Before Graduation

| Posted 12.13.2013 | Teen

By Winnie Ma High school and the college application process often send pre-collegiettes searching far and wide for information and advice, but man...

Hearing Back From Colleges Soon? Read With Caution

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

High school seniors across the country are keeping a close eye on their inboxes and mailboxes, as dozens of colleges prepare to send out admissions decisions this week.

The 6 Craziest Things High Schoolers Did To Get Into College

| Posted 12.13.2013 | Teen

By Katherine Mirani College applications are a daunting task. You’ve packed countless hours of homework, volunteering and activities into your sc...

7 Schools You May Not Have Thought To Apply To

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

By Sarah Wainschel With application deadlines fast approaching and the prospect of college closer than ever, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with...

Will Michigan Students' College Dreams Come Unbalanced?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

This has been a big week for Michigan's future. A federal judge allowed Detroit to continue its journey into bankruptcy, a decision that has caught the attention of city pensioners, art lovers everywhere, and soon, a federal appeals court.

The 5 Most Common College App Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

| Posted 12.05.2013 | Teen

By Casey McBride College application deadlines are right around the corner! But before you hit the submit button on your dream school’s applicat...

Applying to College Well Before Santa Comes? Ho, Ho, Ho!

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

January 1st is the next big deadline, just four weekends away -- and while there's lots to do with family and friends over Thanksgiving, there's even more fun and family and football once school is out.

So What's The Deal With Those College App Supplements?

tv | Posted 12.04.2013 | Teen

By Alexandra Thurmond Applying to college is an arduous process—from standardized tests to personal statements to financial aid forms, there's a ...

5 Tips For Dealing With Last-Minute College App Stress

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

By Lily Herman In high school, the first semester of senior year is a college pamphlet-filled, application-loaded blur. Trying to get good grades, ...

What Do Colleges Look For In Applicants?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

When filling out college applications, remember this is the time to present yourself in the best possible light while still using your actual past record. Colleges want to know the following things about you.

5 Study Habits To Adopt Now For College

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan College classes by no means are scary experiences—if you’re prepared. Preparing properly for class to maximize your time spent...

The 7 Most Frustrating Parts Of Applying To College (And How To Deal)

| Posted 11.27.2013 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan Life is frustrating. It’s one of the first things we learn and is a fact that applies to almost everything we do, including apply...

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Stress About College Admissions

| Posted 11.26.2013 | Teen

By Katherine Varga You are going to be fine. Whether you’re still trying to finish your applications or you’re going through pints of Ben & ...

Should You Go To College Far Away From Home?

| Posted 11.21.2013 | Teen

By Sarah Wainschel Once the long, grueling process of making your college list is over, you’ve finally sent in your college applications and your...

College Applications and Thanksgiving

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

This holiday season brings plenty of good news for high school seniors. Thanksgiving is as late as it possibly can be, creating one more week to complete college applications before the holidays begin.

The Pros And Cons Of Going To School Out-Of-State

| Posted 11.20.2013 | Teen

By Jessica Salerno Deciding whether or not to stay close to home can be tricky. Is staying close to your family a benefit or a distraction? Will yo...

How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Apps

| Posted 11.19.2013 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton As members of the infamous Millennial Generation, a lot of us are users of social media websites. And it’s not just Facebook ...

Applying to College: The Admissions Interview

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

If your application is in, and the college hasn't called to schedule an interview, should you worry?The answer here is no. Most colleges don't require interviews, and those that do are very good about contacting you to schedule them.

4 Clichéd College Essay Topics To Avoid

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Teen

By Hannah Richman It’s that time of year: deadlines for college applications will be here before you know it. As if you don’t have enough to wo...

Application Ethics

Maura Kastberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

If you beef up your application to gain admittance, you should consider that being admitted is only the first step. Once admitted you have to be able to keep up in class and with assignments.

Sticky, Not-So-Easy Final Questions About the Common App

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

So without further ado, here we go with (hopefully) the last round of Common App FAQ's, based on recent, actual student/parent questions.

How To Nail Your College Interview

| Posted 11.08.2013 | Teen

By Sammie Levin You’ve spent hours toiling away at all those applications and finally, after proofreading each essay so many times that you could...