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How to Pick a College: Part 3 Academic Support (College Admissions)

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Alex Martel and Ishan Puri (See Part 2 Choosing a Major) Academic life loses its strict structure after high school, and the classroom can only g...

Yes, Your Teen is Going to College, But Are They Ready? Six Things to Stop Doing Right Now, and a Few to Start

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.29.2016 | College
Tamar Chansky

Throw out the image of high school for a second and imagine instead your child were going backpacking in the Himalayas. Would you let them coast until the trip? Or would you insist they've got to break in those hiking boots?

Should Students With Autism Disclose Their Condition When a College Accepts Them?

Jan Blacher | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Jan Blacher

The first time a student will face the decision about whether to disclose is while writing his or her college application essay.

Why The Costco Essay Is Crucial Reading for Future College Applicants (And Also Why It's Not)

Stacey Brook | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Stacey Brook

It is crucial to internalize that this Costco essay represents just one example of an approach that might work in a winning admissions essay. You'll know when you've found the right combination of topic, voice and style, be they oversized or a bit more subdued.

The Truth About Admission Decisions: What to Do Next

Kat Cohen | Posted 03.31.2016 | College
Kat Cohen

Whether you're accepted, rejected, or waitlisted this college admission season it's important to remember that college isn't about the name of the institution -- it's about what you make of the experience.

6 Things Not To Say To A High School Senior In March

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty

March is the month of decisions for college-bound high school seniors. It's when colleges let applicants know whether they've been deemed worthy of oc...

The Waiting Game; When Everyone Else has Been Accepted

Jessica Payette | Posted 02.22.2017 | Teen
Jessica Payette

I've checked my applicant portal five times today, but nothing has changed. Offers of acceptance started coming out on Saturday and I've yet to hear a...

How to Ace Your College Interview

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.01.2017 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

It may seem like there's very little you can do while you wait, but if you're still in line for an interview at one of your top choice schools, this is one area where you can truly set yourself apart.

Preparing for Rejection; What to do if you Don't get Accepted to Your Dream School

Jessica Payette | Posted 01.14.2017 | Teen
Jessica Payette

Whether it's from the hot guy in class or your favored university, rejection hurts. As many high school seniors anxiously await acceptance letters fr...

This Teen Lost Everything To Sandy. Now, She's Celebrating Seven Ivy Admissions.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.21.2015 | Teen

Hurricane Sandy took everything from the Rose family -- except their determination to succeed. Daria Rose applied to every Ivy League school except Co...

Another Teen Got Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools, Plus A Few More

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.15.2015 | Teen

College acceptance letters have officially rolled in, and yet another teen has been accepted to all eight Ivy League institutions. Munira Khalif i...

At 17, the College Decision Is Up To Her

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

She hasn't really changed that much since kindergarten -- she's still independent, social and eager to learn. But something about the thought of dropping her off at college takes my breath away. I want to scoop her into my arms, make the choice for her, make the fears go away

Do You Need a College Admissions Counselor?

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Every year we hear dizzying statistics about the college admissions process. Thousands of students apply to colleges with single digit acceptance rates, and often it feels like a lottery ticket to get accepted.

10 Tips for Dealing With College Acceptance Jealousy

The Prospect | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
The Prospect

Application season is rough on everyone. And it flat out sucks when your friends get a bunch of acceptance letters and you don't-even if you applied to completely different schools.

6 Things You Need in Your College Decision Day Survival Kit

The Prospect | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
The Prospect

It's a whirlwind time of a senior's life, and there's a lot of things to forget in the madness of last-semester studying, internships, clubs, and finishing that last episode on Netflix. Here's six things you need to get through it all.

Paying for College: 5 Things to Know About College Financial Aid Letters

Abigail Seldin | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

Don't let the headache of untangling financial aid letters spoil the thrill of getting into college. Here are five things to keep in mind as you evaluate your options for attending and paying for school.

March Into College Readiness

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.08.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

March is a busy time for high school juniors and their families. Here are our March college readiness tips.

Extracurricular Activities: Finding Your Focus in College Admissions

Ishan Puri | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Harvard University accepted 5.9% of applicants last year, and Stanford admitted 5.1% of applicants - the lowest in college history. High school studen...

Surviving the Winter Waiting Game

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

This is a time of agonized waiting for many high school seniors. They have submitted their college applications and supporting materials. Now their fate lies in the hands of admissions officers who are busily reading through applications.

The Real Cost Of Getting Into College

Posted 01.29.2015 | Teen

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Valerie Asimacopoulos, M...

How To Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

| Posted 01.20.2015 | Teen

“Dear Pre-collegiette, Congratulations! On behalf of Awesome University…” Phew! You can breathe a sigh of relief, because you’re in. Now...

Am I Too Worried About College-Bound Seniors?

Beverly Low | Posted 03.18.2015 | College
Beverly Low

Will they be able to balance their new freedom and independence with academic and civic responsibility? Are they ready to confront their own values, background, and culture? Will they choose to speak up or follow the crowd?

Aiming for Harvard? A Perfect SAT Score Can Actually Backfire

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.04.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

These 5 steps will lead your child directly into a path of unstoppable success -- and significantly boost the chance of acceptance into a top choice school.

Why Getting Your Kids Into College Should Be The Least of Your Concerns

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 11.28.2014 | Parents
Michelle Rose Gilman

For some parents, college acceptance approaches the culmination of every single parenting choice ever made. It can seem the ultimate goal, the ROI of parenthood, the final gold award and the epitome of a parenting job well done.

What I Learned From Turning Down My Dream College

The Prospect | Posted 08.30.2014 | College
The Prospect

Fed up with my moping, my mom told me, "you deserve to go to a place that wants you." She was absolutely right, there's no good that comes from pining after someone or something that doesn't reciprocate.