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College Acceptance

This Teen Is The Person You Wish You Were In High School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

Washington D.C.’s Ward 8 may not be a neighborhood known for its affluence. But five of America’s most prestigious universities are fighting for o...

Are You Maximizing Opportunities for College Acceptance?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

As high school seniors work away on their applications, questions frequently arise regarding how admission decisions are made.

5 Things That Matter More Than Where You Get Into College

The Prospect | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
The Prospect

With all of the hype about college nowadays, it may be hard for you to believe there's much more that matters more. But I'm willing to give you my first-born child if I'm wrong. (And no, unlike my parents, I won't be reading my first-born Princeton's Review in the womb.)

Senioritis: Symptoms and Remedies

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

It is essential to take second semester of senior year seriously. Although tempting to "chill" once admitted, think carefully about the potential consequences.

Senioritis: Real Or Myth?

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 05.10.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

Graduation is right around the corner and this is certainly not the time to mess up all the hard work I have put into school my whole life. You can almost taste it; just keep pushing on. The finish line is right ahead!

6 Things To Do Instead Of Worrying About Your Future

Jackson Barnett | Posted 05.04.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I have now realized that there is absolutely nothing I can do about my college stress until that ever-so-far-away day in March when I find out where I've been accepted. If you're like me, maybe this will help.

College Choice and Finances

Mary Johnson | Posted 05.03.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Over the next month or so, letters of acceptance will be in the mailboxes and inboxes of millions of anxious college-bound seniors and returning adults across the country, which means decision making is in full swing from now until May 1st.

Your 'Dream School' Doesn't Determine Your Worth

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 03.02.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

December 13, 2013. 5:23 p.m. This was the day I received the best Christmas gift I ever could have wished for.

This Young Man With Down Syndrome Just Got Into College.. His Reaction Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.18.2013 | Good News

Rion Holcombe is going to college! Two weeks ago, the 20-year-old with Down syndrome received his acceptance letter to a program at Clemson Univers...

Sweetie's Empty Nest

Candy Schulman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Candy Schulman

How do you stop annoying, also known as mothering, a daughter you've loved for 18 years? The one you affectionately called "sweetie?" How do you ever get used to the empty seat at the dinner table once she's gone?

Why Admissions Officers Are Smarter Than You Think

Nya Marie | Posted 09.07.2013 | Teen
Nya Marie

After four years of choosing the right classes, joining the right teams, trying to get leadership positions, waking up early on Saturday mornings to do community service and finally opening up the email that holds the decision, it's all over.

Progress Despite the Supreme Court's Imprecise Position on Racial Preferences

Steven C. Bahls | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Steven C. Bahls

Eighteen years ago, I was in the United States Supreme Court chambers when the Court announced its decision in another landmark class involving prefer...

The Moment I Knew I Picked The Perfect College For Me

Alberto Rangel | Posted 08.05.2013 | Teen
Alberto Rangel

We did a lot that weekend: went on a campus tour, hung out downtown, ate pizza at Giordano's and hot dogs at Portillo's, hung out in the student lounge, and walked along the lake. Everything just seemed so amazing. I could see myself there doing all of it as a freshman.

Why Getting Wait Listed Can Be A Good Thing

Toshe Ayo-Ariyo | Posted 08.03.2013 | Teen
Toshe Ayo-Ariyo

Getting accepted by Penn was an affirmation of all the effort I put into this process. And even though I've always thought it is the all-around perfect college for me, being put on the wait list gave me time to really consider the other schools I got into.

How I Knew I Chose The Perfect College For Me

Anangie Martinez | Posted 07.15.2013 | Teen
Anangie Martinez

Everyone on campus waved to one another and most of the students knew each other. At a big school, it would be difficult to get to know everyone in my graduating class. But Williams felt like a family.

Did Twitter Help This Student Get Accepted To His Dream School?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.10.2013 | Technology

After finding out he had been wait-listed from his dream college, Brookline High School senior Bernie Zak was not content sitting around and waiting f...

It's College Admissions Decision Time: Are Parents Prepared?

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Hilary Levey Friedman

Thousands of parents spent March biting their nails wondering if their children would be admitted to their first choice university. And now that the fat and thin envelopes have been sent, the worry isn't over.

'You're Not Signing Your Life Away'

Raksha Muthukumar | Posted 06.19.2013 | Teen
Raksha Muthukumar

You're starting a new adventure for one year, maybe even one semester if it really doesn't work out for you. And unlike high school, you get to blaze your own trail and do what you want with the opportunities in store. After all, isn't that what you've been waiting for?

To All the Colleges That May Never Get a Chance to Reject Me: From the Poor Black Kid With Two Moms

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 06.17.2013 | College
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

If I had been an upper middle-class, able-bodied, U.S. born white girl with heterosexual parents, perhaps I would not dread going to my classes that are filled with bullies and racial microaggressions, and I would be able to fully concentrate on my studies.

'I'm Ready To Live In A Dorm Room And Survive On Ramen!'

Anangie Martinez | Posted 06.17.2013 | Teen
Anangie Martinez

College is the first major step in life after high school, and the anticipation is killing me. I never thought I'd say this, but I am ready to live in a closet-size dorm room and survive on Ramen.

Waitlisted? Make Sure NOT To Do These Things...

| Posted 04.16.2013 | Teen

By Lauren Paylor Congratulations! A spot on the waitlist means that the college likes you, but there just isn’t enough room for all of the amazin...

The 4 Stages Of Rejection

Emily Truong | Posted 06.15.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

Unlike choosing between spending two hours on painful calculus problems and watching The Vampire Diaries, this decision will be incredibly, unbelievably difficult. But wherever I go, I will be happy -- even if it's not Yale or Columbia.

An Open Letter to Suzy Lee Weiss

Eva Shang | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Eva Shang

To all those accusing affirmative action of "stealing their place": your privilege and sense of entitlement is what causes you to call that place "yours" to begin with. In the long run, colleges are looking for people who have real passion, real interests, and real humility.

What The College Application Process Taught Me

Erica DeMichiel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Teen
Erica DeMichiel

I knew that my chances were bleak at the outset, but I found that having a challenging school as my first choice helped motivate me throughout the application process. My dream, no matter how unrealistic, pushed me to work harder to reach my goals.

Why You Should Trust That Everything Will Work Out

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 06.08.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Take in your college's mascot and school pride. Take in the feel and style of the campus. Take in the relationships and friendships you've built here. Take in that feeling of how right it feels to be here... because things will work out how they're supposed to. Trust me.