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Advice for the High School Class of 2015

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Patrick O'Connor

As is always the case with May Madness, there is rarely time for a proper goodbye and a dispensing of last words of college advice, so this will have to suffice. These bite-sized gems may not be as self-explanatory, but life will help you make sense of them at just the right time.

One Venn Diagram That Every College Graduate Should Give A Good Long Look

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.16.2015 | Comedy

What a long, strange journey it's been. And you thought THAT was tough.

12 Things I Wish I Knew When I Graduated College

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Samantha Matt

Graduating college at first pretty much sucks. Your life which previously consisted of regimented schedules around school, sports, and extra-curricular activities is now completely changing.

Before a Decision

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's true that one of the hardest places to be is right before a decision. Options to weigh, pros and cons to think about and discuss, research to do and connections to make can be a few of the mind queries before a decision is made. Before a decision is made about which college to attend, several variables should be carefully reviewed

College Admissions: Debunking the Myth of Prestige and Maximum Financial Success

Ishan Puri | Posted 04.25.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Brand names do not necessarily maximize student's financial success. If financial success is not driving the mania behind college admissions competitiveness, then what is?

My Advice for Incoming Freshman

Jaena-Mae Caguiat | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Jaena-Mae Caguiat

Once you do choose a college, I hope you take these ten pieces of advice into consideration as you prepare for what's suppose to be the best four years of your life:

It's April! What You Need To Do During This Final Stage of College Admissions

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.02.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

With a few exceptions, April 1st is the day by which colleges release their admissions decisions to applicants. Hopefully, all of your waiting will be over and done with in a few days. I hope that you are happy with your choices.

Don't Wait to Get off a College Waitlist

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 03.31.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Anything you submit must be new and compelling evidence about why you are a great fit for the college. Do not repeat information you already provided. Prepare the materials now!

Creating the College List

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.24.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

If you are flexible and your goal is to attend a university that is a good fit for you, your interests, and your future, then creating a college list is paramount.

50 Things I Wish I'd Known In College

Ben Jones | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Ben Jones

To the students beginning your college experience: as I prepared for my 10-year college reunion, I made a list of things that, in retrospect, I think ...

Feeling Frantic About the College Admissions Process? Read This!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

Although many decisions are made during the senior year, it is best to begin the college process early. There are countless details involved in the college admissions process, and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend.

My Wishlist for Students: College Is About More Than Grades

Christina Berchini | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Christina Berchini

Those behind a recent survey about high education were interested in whether high school graduates felt they were ready for college. In my opinion, there are ways to fill those perceived "gaps" upon entering college, and many of them have absolutely nothing to do with grades.

Symptoms of Senioritis

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It is essential to take second semester senior year seriously. Students have worked so hard to gain acceptance to colleges of their choice. Although tempting to "chill" once admitted, think carefully about the potential consequences.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions to Make Your College Admissions Saner and More Successful

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Brainstorm, write, and then write some more. Edit and edit and then make sure spelling, grammar and punctuation are perfect. Teachers, college admissions officers and future employers pay a lot of attention to this.

University Attempts To Woo Prospective Students With People Making Out In The Library

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.22.2015 | College

College is all about bonfires, concerts, making out in the library and going to games, right? It certainly seems like that's what's going on at the Un...

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?

FAFSA and Family

Terry Savage | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
Terry Savage

Families of millions of high school seniors are about to embark on a time-consuming, invasive and generally distasteful project: filling out the FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

What to Do If You Are Deferred

Jeannie Borin | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

A deferral means that you are qualified and that the admission officers will take another look at your application file during their regular admission period. So, what to do?

19 Tips in 19 Tweets: College Selection Advice for the Class of 2019

Catherine McDonald Davenport | Posted 01.21.2015 | College
Catherine McDonald Davenport

The college search and application process for prospective students is really picking up speed, especially for the class of 2019. Maybe you are feeling a bit overwhelmed -- sifting through all that information?

Sound Advice for Parents in the College Search Process

Catherine McDonald Davenport | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Catherine McDonald Davenport

If you listen closely, you can hear it. Parents pacing around their teenagers, the continuous hum of questions can be heard for miles. It's college application season and deadlines are looming.

The Hook-Up Culture and Alcohol: Recent Grads Share Their Wisdom with Freshmen Girls

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

This fall I interviewed women who recently graduated from Arizona State, Cal, Dartmouth, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Each woman offered practical wisdom and heartfelt advice.

20 Tips to Help You Ace Your Exams

Matthew Ogbeifun | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Matthew Ogbeifun

We all dislike exams, and often times studying for them can be dreadful. But fear not, here are some effective study tips to help you ace your next exam!

60 Little Tips That Can Change A College Girl's Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Never feel pressured to do anything that you aren't comfortable with. You don't have to make up lies or excuses, you just have to be straightforward. The people who don't respect that don't deserve you.

Getting Into College Is Easier Than You Think

John Katzman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
John Katzman

If you're shooting for an Ivy League school, the admission rates are dispiriting; last year, Stanford admitted only 5% of applicants, Harvard and Yale admitted 6%, and Columbia admitted 7%. As I explained recently, however, these numbers do not tell the whole story.

How Traveling During College F*cked Me Up and Forced Me to Follow My Dreams

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Anita Wing Lee

You can never predict where exactly your travels will take you but the most exciting and most rewarding moments happen when you take that leap, book that ticket, take that course, start that business and chase that dream.