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4 Things Adult Students Should Look for When Choosing a School

Lori Eggleston | Posted 07.28.2015 | College
Lori Eggleston

The application process. The registration process. The financial aid process. Yes, there are a lot of processes when it comes to returning to school to finish (or start) your degree. Consider another one: the selection process. How can you find a university that's a good fit for you?

The Summer College Search is Like House Hunting

Beverly Low | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Beverly Low

Exploring a variety of options, finding a good match, and making it your own place to think, create, and grow. That's what the college search process is all about.

The Truth About College Prep: Why Students Should Start Early

Kat Cohen | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

It's never too early to start planning for college. For high school freshmen and sophomores the process may seem far off, but before they know it, they will be facing the end of junior year. If students haven't prepared, there will be a lot of work ahead of them.

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?

Let's Admit It: Every Parent Needs a College Plan

Jane Swift | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Jane Swift

It is the kind of activity fraught with tense moments, periods of euphoria and more than a few tears shed. No, it's a not a One Direction concert: it's the dreaded college admission process for my daughter.

When It's a Perfect Fit

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

It seems as if 'the perfect fit' is a gut feeling; kind of like being in love. It's hard to describe, but you know it when it happens. It's a feeling of being supported, respected and cared for. As a college audition coach, my business is being an advocate for my students and families.

In Defense of the Middle of Nowhere

Madeline Diamond | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Madeline Diamond

I've found unique restaurants with panoramic views of the Susquehanna River. I've even walked with my friends over a mile to satisfy a Dunkin' Donuts craving.

The College Search Process, 2.0

Abi Mandelbaum | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Abi Mandelbaum

Technology has raised a generation of tech-fluent teens, and the Internet has placed millions of data points at their fingertips, invigorating a streamlined "College Search 2.0."

Have You Started the College Search?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Thorough research is necessary to be sure that students are applying to the right colleges for them. The research will also come in handy when completing applications and when answering essay questions that ask why an applicant wants to attend that college.

Are You Ready For College Prep This Summer?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Although many decisions are made during senior year, it is best to begin the college process early. Here's a list of college prep action steps that will help students stay focused and on track.

Action Steps for Early College Prep

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

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.

6 Things To Do Instead Of Worrying About Your Future

Jackson Barnett | Posted 05.04.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I have now realized that there is absolutely nothing I can do about my college stress until that ever-so-far-away day in March when I find out where I've been accepted. If you're like me, maybe this will help.

What I Learned During The First College Tour With My Son

Jessica Wolf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

During his junior year of high school, my son and I woke one Friday before dawn to make a flight from our New Jersey home to visit a college in the Midwest. We took a cab from the airport straight to campus, stashed our luggage, hurried to the quad and joined a 9 a.m. tour led by a girl with jet-black hair and worn-out red high tops.

The Truth About Building a Balanced College List

Kat Cohen | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

It's not just about having a dream and safety school, especially in this highly competitive time. It's important for students to have realistic expectations about which institutions will be the best academic, financial, and social fit.

Navigating the College Search Beyond Rankings

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Before you dig into those online lists, it is critical to identify your priorities. Once you know more about your preferences, you can start narrowing down the list of schools -- from the 4,000-plus accredited institutions in America!

5 Essential Rules for Writing Your College Essay

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Here are five tips to help you get your creative juices flowing, discover good ideas, and put them onto paper for a piece of writing that genuinely stands out in a sea of clichés.

Four Things Student Athletes Can Do This Summer to Help Them This Fall

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Being a recruited athlete is an easy way to "get to the front of the line" in the admissions process. However, the recruitment process is tedious and requires a significant time commitment on the part of the athlete -- to say nothing of the time which must be committed to the sport itself.

Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

School's out for summer -- unless you are a rising high school junior or senior, in which case you likely have college on the brain.

A Terrible Thing to Waste

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

High school students hear a discouraging cacophony: "College costs too much. Students borrow too much. Too many students aren't college-ready." That's why we need to emphasize four key messages to those young people who have the talent and mindset to flourish in college.

The College Book Every 10th Grade Family Must Read

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

"Excuse me, Dr. O'Connor?" "Yes?" "I'm Martha Hollings. My daughter Amy is a sophomore." "It's nice meeting you. Do you have an-- " "Appointment...

College Lists and Rankings: Take Them Lightly

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

To all the future college students out there, it's your responsibility to drive your own education and make the most out of whatever school you attend, ranked or unranked. So use these lists as a fun, added bonus to your college search.

The Dangerous Limbo of College Waitlists

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Many colleges are increasingly placing more students on waitlists, despite the fact that very few spots, if any, will open up.

'You' U: How to Narrow Down Your College Choices

Liz Davis | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Liz Davis

In my experience, choosing a college these days is like buying a car. Way too much information is available that can drive a potential college student crazy when trying to find that perfect fit.

Going to the 'Wrong College'

Amy Yao | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Amy Yao

It was a foolproof plan, I thought. I envisioned myself embarking on a journey to defy convention, to prove to everyone (or maybe just to myself) that it is possible to follow your high school boyfriend to college and end up happy and successful.

How Strong Is Your College Knowledge?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.27.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Some colleges have graduation requirements, including specific core academic courses all students must take, while others have no core requirements at all.