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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 Email Professors for Research Opportunities - College Counseling 101

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Many high school students interested in science would love the opportunity to research in a scientist's laboratory over the summer. Getting an interns...

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...

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...

BS/MD Programs: How to Prepare

Ishan Puri | Posted 04.27.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Many students and parents are interested in 7 and 8 year direct medical or dental programs. These programs allow students to go through undergraduate ...

Some College Application Magic

Sam Johnson | Posted 05.16.2016 | College
Sam Johnson

This Chinese applicant (video below) took the "just go for it" approach in her video application essay and the results are... Um... My first inclination was that this was what the internet generation likes to call a "major fail."

How to Deal With College Application Rejection

Courtland Thomas | Posted 05.30.2015 | College
Courtland Thomas

Rejection from any college sucks. However, it's important to understand that there is a world outside college admissions, and life is actually okay with a rejection letter from anywhere between one and infinite schools. Here's my breakdown on how to best equip yourself this week.

Your Ultimate Guide To SAT Subject Tests

| Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen

By Malone Ryan As an upperclassman in high school (soon to be collegiette!), you are likely berated with the same question from your teachers, pare...

4 Ways To Deal With College Admissions Competition

| Posted 11.10.2014 | Teen

By Winnie Ma You used to be those friends: the ones who told one another everything, did everything together, laughed at the same things together a...

4 Secrets For Making Your Extracurriculars Look Best On Your College Apps

| Posted 11.06.2014 | Teen

You’ve probably been told all throughout high school to get involved and participate in clubs and extracurriculars. For many college admissions offi...

What NOT to Include in Your College Application Essays

Sam Johnson | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Sam Johnson

College early action and early decision deadlines have come and gone, and you know what that means! Time to start prepping even more essays. The good news is: I have some words of wisdom to help make sure your essays are "totally baller" or whatever the kids are saying these days.

How To Nail Your College Interview

| Posted 10.29.2014 | Teen

By Sara Heath After countless hours of SAT and ACT prep courses, endless drafts of personal essays and tackling the monster that is the Common App,...

The Truth About Counselor Recommendation Letters

| Posted 10.27.2014 | Teen

It’s that time of year again when you polish up your college essay, approach teachers for recommendations and get started on that dreaded Common App...

Five Mobile Apps that Every First-time College Student Should Have

Luis Ruuska | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Luis Ruuska

Navigating college and living semi-independently for the first time can be a challenge, but with these five apps make the transition back to campus easier and more convenient than ever.

7 Apps All College Students Need

| Posted 08.19.2014 | Teen

by Megan Shuffleton By now you may have started working on that seemingly never-ending checklist for college. You got your bed risers, your mini fr...

Poetry and Basketball Defeat a Scar

Write for the Future | Posted 06.03.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

By Zenobya Clarke When I was three, I fell off a couch and hit my head on the edge of a coffee table. My face was busted open; I needed twenty-six s...

5 Ways To Get Started On College Apps Before Senior Year

| Posted 02.27.2014 | Teen

By Lily Herman High school seniors everywhere are sitting next to their mailboxes, anxiously awaiting decisions from their respective colleges. Bu...

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!

Are Colleges Really Creeping On Your Facebook?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Katherine Kiang, Hinsdal...

Making Sense of the College Decision Roller Coaster from an Almost Empty-Nester

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

That time in parent's lives when we get to be even more in debt, and our kids will graduate with thousands of dollars in college loans before moving back in with us in our trailer. Oh what joy!

Unacceptable Changes to the Common Application for College Applicants

Bev Taylor | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Bev Taylor

Beginning this fall, the Common Application is imposing a strict 500-word limit on the personal statement.

How Not to Apply to College, Part 2

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.17.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

We started the top 10 list of college application no-nos last week. Here's the remaining five.

Mompreneurs: Helping Parents Plan For College

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.04.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Jodi Okun was ready to get back to working after raising her kids who had left for college. She strategically thought about what she enjoys doing and then made a plan to build a business based around her passions.

The Last And Definitive Word On Writing The Common Application Essay

Robert S. Schwartz | Posted 12.04.2011 | College
Robert S. Schwartz

This time of year, my phone rings off the hook with distressed, frantic parents trying to figure out how to help their kid write college essays. Remember -- a simple story, well told, will get an applicant further than a complicated one that a college or university admissions person has read a million times before.

Apps to Make You Literate

Uloop | Posted 06.28.2011 | College
Uloop

Reading can, at times, feel like eating sandpaper. But fortunately there are some great apps to help you get literate.