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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 04.13.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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.

Passion over Pitfalls: The Art of the College Essay

Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Madeline Diamond

With some of the most competitive schools in the country, such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, and NYU, all receiving over 40,000 applications each year, there is clear pressure for applicants to stand out, and the personal essay is often the time to do so.

The Dark Side Of The College Game

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

We are now in the meanest time of a high school senior's life. A few weeks ago they had to commit to a college and by now, word has trickled out about who is going where, who got in where, and more importantly, who didn't get to go where they wanted.

Moments of Focus

Lianne Bornfeld | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Lianne Bornfeld

I don't think it should matter so much how extraordinary our lives are at 21, so long as we collect as many of those delusional little moments of focus when, briefly, you feel like the whole mess of it all somehow makes complete sense.

No Slumping, College Bound Seniors!

Beverly Low | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Beverly Low

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines senioritis as "an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades." Sound familiar? Here are a few ideas for staying on track and completing high school in good standing.

The Problem with College Acceptance Shaming

The Prospect | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
The Prospect

There is a popular (though not-so-new) trend among high school seniors wherein, following one student's acceptance at a highly selective school, fellow peers will attempt to figure out the reasons behind the acceptance.

African American Students Weigh Campus Attitudes In Picking Colleges

The Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices

Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 ...

Big Sister's Response To Sibling's College Acceptance Is Perfect

Posted 04.30.2014 | Teen

It's important to remember where you came from, especially when you make it to the big leagues. Reddit user Twinkaboo posted a photo with the follo...

5 Essential Steps (From a College President) to Choosing the Right School

Adam Weinberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Adam Weinberg

As a new college president, and the parent of two college-age children, I've been there. The flurry of information coming your way probably feels like a maelstrom, and you might fear that your child's entire future rests on this one decision.

Questions to Ask Colleges Once Accepted

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Now that you are accepted students you may choose to visit again or for the first time before making your decision. Once accepted, your questions may become more detail oriented.