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College Decisions

Expanding the Future for All Students

Nicole Murphy | Posted 06.15.2016 | Education
Nicole Murphy

We're currently in the midst of college acceptance and decision season--something I'm all too aware of, as a high school counselor. It's both an exci...

Odds and Ends at the End of College Season

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.27.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

May 1st is the date many colleges ask students to submit an enrollment deposit, so it's largely seen as the end of the college application season. Since May 1st is a Sunday, it's being extended by one day, in a year where, in many respects, the end really needed to come sooner, not later.

On Changing Majors: Staying True to Yourself Now Affects Your Future

Michelle Green | Posted 03.24.2017 | College
Michelle Green

When I finally gathered the courage to tell my parents that I intended to change my major entering into my junior year, you could have cut the tension in the room with a knife.

5 Questions to Ask Before Deciding on a College

Robin Goldberg | Posted 03.02.2017 | College
Robin Goldberg

Choosing between colleges can be a daunting task. Regardless of what admissions representatives and websites claim, you owe it to yourself to dig deep to determine what your experience will truly entail.

At 17, the College Decision Is Up To Her

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 06.13.2015 | 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

6 Things You Need in Your College Decision Day Survival Kit

The Prospect | Posted 05.17.2015 | 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.

It Is Not the End of the World If You Didn't Study Abroad

Alexandra Popken | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Alexandra Popken

It seems like every other day there's a list circulating Facebook of the same arbitrary reasons as to why you need to study abroad in college. On multiple occasions, I have found myself reading these lists and by the end of them, I have perpetually felt like the odd man out.

8 Things You Shouldn't Do In Your College Interview

| Posted 02.05.2015 | Teen

The college applications are in, transcripts are sent and now it’s time to wait. Or, you could go the extra mile and do an interview with an admissi...

How To Talk To Your Parents About Paying For College

| Posted 02.02.2015 | Teen

The time has finally come. After touring countless college campuses, spending hours writing your application essays and waiting anxiously for those ac...

What To Do If You Regret Applying Early Decision

Posted 01.26.2015 | Teen

Applying early decision to your dream school may have felt like a good decision back in November, but now you’re feeling the pressure roll in. Early...

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?

Here's What to Do While Waiting for Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 01.08.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what? For the next few weeks, you may feel the anxiousness of the notorious college waiting game as nerves build and decision time gets closer.

5 Websites To Help You Pick Your College

| Posted 10.15.2014 | Teen

By Morgan Hegarty Between the stacks of snail mail you receive every day, the emails regularly coming into your inbox and the countless college fai...

The 'Major' Decision That's More Difficult Than I Thought

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

Considering how a college degree alone is no longer a guarantee of landing a good job, one must ask the question: Are all majors created equal, and if not, what are you better off choosing?

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.

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.

The Life-Changing Decision I'm Prepared To Make

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 06.22.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

I read and read, and re-read again for clarity; my eyes were slowly adjusting to the hard and truthful fact that I was staring at an early acceptance letter from Smith College

6 Things To Think About When Choosing A College

| Posted 04.15.2014 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton The college application process is hard, but sometimes the decision process can be even harder! While it’s nice to know you...

Have You Made Your Final College Choice?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Making an informed and correct college choice is crucial. Here are things to keep in mind.

What to Know About College Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With college admissions decisions recently released, those in high school can see how difficult it is to gain acceptance at more selective colleges. Regardless of a student's eventual college list, it is essential to take certain steps.

What This Year's College Results Mean to Next Year's Seniors

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

The smoke is still clearing after the last college notifications were sent to the Class of 2014, but it isn't too early to use this year's results to ...

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.

Admitted, Denied or Waitlisted? Here's What to Do Next

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

It's a big week for those of you who have applied to college. No doubt apprehension and excitement are looming as you look online or in mailboxes for admission decisions. Regardless of the decision you receive, there are things that you will need to do.

College Preadmit Programs: What Are They and Why You Should Attend!

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Before you act on those last two items, though, I urge you to take advantage of any preadmit programs (aka, admitted student days, admit weekend) that colleges offer you and other accepted students.

What to Do When You Hear From Colleges

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

You have it all pictured in your head. The bell rings, you calmly open the email from the college of your dreams, and -- you're admitted! You receive the accolades of your teacher and your classmates. But remember -- that's what happens in your head, not in your school.