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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.

6 Useful Tips for Handling College Decisions

The Prospect | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
The Prospect

Let's thank Netflix for this marvelous coping mechanism.

Surprise! Two Bumps and One Jump-Start for High School Seniors on the Road to College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 03.14.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

For some students there may be a few unexpected bumps before they hit the road for college.

What If You're Wait Listed?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With admissions decisions about to be released, many colleges will place students on their wait lists. Here are some tips that can help if you have been wait listed AND are still interested in attending that college.

7 Things That Shouldn't Affect Your College Decision

| Posted 03.05.2014 | Teen

By Brooke Robbins College decisions are stressful—there are so many things to consider! What do your parents want? What do your friends want? But...

The March Madness of College Admissions: Waiting for Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.03.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

You have undoubtedly worked hard to complete your applications and finally they are submitted! Now what?

For Parents of College Applicants: Who Not to Talk to Until April 1st

J.D. Rothman | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
J.D. Rothman

Once college applications are completed, high school seniors enter a lull period, an interminable limbo, worsened by the pressure to keep their grades up. These months can be even more terrible for parents, who need to remain cheery even though they can no longer "make things right" for their kids.

The One Question I Want You To Stop Asking Me

Taylor Blatchford | Posted 02.19.2014 | Teen
Taylor Blatchford

The question itself is easy enough to answer, even for a senior as uncertain as I am. What bothers me so much is the concept behind the question: that the future is much more important than what's going on right now.