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College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

How to Pick a College: Part 1 Vibe

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Alex Martel and Ishan Puri You've likely managed a mental list of the pros and cons and been swayed a bit by relatives and teachers extending thei...

Why The College Admission Process Is Bonkers

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Fifty
Ann Lewis Hamilton

It's a life lesson for my daughter, that's what I try to tell myself. This is how the world works. Just because you have a high grade point average, excellent test scores, a myriad of extracurricular activities, hundreds of hours of community service, and you're a legacy at your top pick college -- all those things might count for doo doo squat.

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.

I Passed Up Full Scholarships For My Dream School -- And I Don't Regret It

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 08.20.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

While it's true that work study and possible loans may haunt me later, I don't want to regret not choosing Wellesley because of money.

Get Ready, College: I'm Coming For You

Ashley Castillo | Posted 08.16.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

The way high school is set up (or at least how mine is) lends for a very repetitive schedule. As a senior who has one month of high school left, and already knows where I'm going to college, that is exactly what I am: tired of it.

The One Thing I Regret During The College App Process

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 07.14.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

If you're still deciding between colleges, make a list! Now is a good time to slow down and look into the nitty-gritty details. Put down statistics that matter to you, like costs, student body ratios, programs or subjects that you would like to pursue.

What Getting Into My Dream School Made Me Realize

Ashley Castillo | Posted 07.13.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

All I could do was yell, "I got in! I got in! Mom, I got in!" Tears of joy streamed down my face and it hugged my mother. I couldn't believe it. I actually did it.

It's Been A Roller Coaster Of A Ride

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 06.21.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

Looking back at senior year in retrospect, it was an emotional roller coaster where I almost lost all my motivation. In December, I was so worked up with not being accepted to my top choice school. Four months later, I'm a lot calmer.

How To Win The Scholarship Games

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 05.18.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

At the end of the day, keep your eyes peeled. Don't look down at small scholarships because every little bit definitely helps. Definitely start applying early and apply broadly. You will soon see the fruit of all your labor.

Why I Can't Relax About College (Just Yet)

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 05.17.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

While trying to calm me down, my mother called this ordeal the test to become an accountant, and that it's just one of the things that I'll have to deal with as an adult. After this whole fiasco, I don't think I'm fit to be an accountant.

What I Wish I Could Change About The College App Process

Ashley Castillo | Posted 05.11.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

I also wish schools had a better way to communicate with applicants. Like, calling you or emailing you and telling you the next step in the process so you can be sure you're on top of things. But I guess that's just the high school student in me talking.

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!

Scholarships: The Final Frontier

Brandon Williams | Posted 04.21.2014 | Teen
Brandon Williams

Now that college applications are over, I'm onto the next critical task: finding money in order to be able to pay for college tuition.

The College App Catastrophe I Never Saw Coming

Rosana Maximo | Posted 04.15.2014 | Teen
Rosana Maximo

January: A new year plus the last round of college applications and finals. As everyone was celebrating a new year, I was comparing last year to the recent events that led to doors being closed and others being opened. It all started with my applications.

The One Question About College I Still Need To Answer

Brandon Williams | Posted 03.18.2014 | Teen
Brandon Williams

January 1st was the mark of the New Year, a new beginning; it also marks the end of the college application season (at least for the majority of schools). Seniors everywhere are going into the final stretch, extending their hands out, waving and saying adios to college apps!

5 Secrets For Surviving The College App Process

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 03.04.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

You have made this shadowy pilgrimage through senior year and college admissions brighter and less scary to pass through. Some tips for fellow seniors.

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.

The One Letter I Never Saw Coming

Ashley Castillo | Posted 03.01.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

I thought they deferred me because something was missing; perhaps I didn't seem good enough to them when they read my application. But I hadn't bothered to think of it in a more positive way.

I Fell For The 'Fantasy' Of Senior Year

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 02.21.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

My cheeks were red and steaming as I tore through the common application, trying to decipher the many elements of admission to five different universities, skimming and skidding through essay questions and stressing over requesting recommendation letters.

Can I Handle Going To College Out Of State?

Rosana Maximo | Posted 02.19.2014 | Teen
Rosana Maximo

Senior year = stress, headaches, sleep deprivation, caffeine in the format of candy (I dislike coffee, unless it's a Starbucks frap), maybe taking unscheduled naps in class and, of course, Senioritis.

Sorry, But I'm Not Just 'One Of Those Kids'

Brandon Williams | Posted 02.18.2014 | Teen
Brandon Williams

I am supposed to follow the norm and not think about going to college, let alone a prestigious one. I'm glad it's not what it looks like and I will not let these stereotypes bring me down. I'm college bound, so society is just going to have to deal with it.

Senior Year Never Could Have Prepared Me For This

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 02.08.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

Senior year. The year I have been waiting for all my life. Okay, that was a bit of an exaggeration -- probably not all my life, but a good chunk of it.

The Thing That Impressed Me And Disgusted Me About College Apps

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 02.06.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

Right now, I'm running on four hours of sleep each day and I'm feeling physically exhausted, but mentally pumped! Ladies and gentlemen, will I make it to the end of the week with my grades, sleep and social life undisturbed?

What I Wish They Had Warned Me About Senior Year

Ashley Castillo | Posted 02.04.2014 | Teen
Ashley Castillo

It's not that I'm completely hopeless and expect the worst, it's just that the college process involves so many external factors and, as the control freak that I am, that's not something I handle very well.