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Why I Turned Down My Dream School and Took a Gap Year

FlockU | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
FlockU

So don't feel bad about being unsure, and don't be afraid to change your mind. There's strength in recognizing when something doesn't feel right. Don't believe the hype about having to attend the most prestigious college in order to lead a successful life.

Designing the Dream College: Lessons Learned From a Month of Conversations With Students

Zoey Haar | Posted 12.15.2015 | College
Zoey Haar

I recently spent a month trying to answer this question: What do high school students say if you ask them what their dream school looks like? Two yea...

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

This Social Network Could Help You Get Into Your Dream College

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology

Applying to college isn't easy, or cheap. Across the world, more and more students are hiring private college counselors who can guide them through th...

You Just Got Rejected From Your Dream School. Will You Ever Bounce Back?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen

Getting turned down from your *~dream~* school can feel like The Worst Thing in the World. Will you ever recover? There's a simple way to find out. ...

College Admissions: Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make

Khanh Ho | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Khanh Ho

The Fall College Application Season has arrived. And kids are showing up on college campuses nationwide, dressed in their finest duds, scouting out the hallowed halls of the ivory tower.

Getting Into College Is Easier Than You Think

John Katzman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
John Katzman

If you're shooting for an Ivy League school, the admission rates are dispiriting; last year, Stanford admitted only 5% of applicants, Harvard and Yale admitted 6%, and Columbia admitted 7%. As I explained recently, however, these numbers do not tell the whole story.

Why Being Rejected By Your Dream School Isn't The End Of The World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.23.2014 | College

Everyone's had nightmares about that classic thin envelope. It's something you dread from the time college is a mere blip on your radar, to the moment...

Dream School, Dream World

David Arquette | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
David Arquette

In a world full of self-appointed and uncertified judges who wildly swing gavels while pointing their proverbial fingers at anyone that doesn't fit in, sentencing them to humiliation and ridicule regardless of the fact that their only crime is that of individuality.

50 Cent Offers Support To Transgender Teen

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, might have made some inflammatory comments against the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community in th...

Why America's Students Are Dropping Out (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In today’s competitive economy, the value of a diploma cannot be overstated. Yet when only seven in 10 ninth-graders complete high school on tim...

Early Decision: A Letter to My Son

Andrea Reiser | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

With early decisions imminent, I wanted to share some words of love, comfort and wisdom with my first baby to leave the nest.