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College Admissions: Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.01.2014 | 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.

Taking Comfort

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

On the threshold between the life we've known and her departure, I slide my credit card, serve as Sherpa from store to home. We stuff the comforter into a huge bag, vacuum out the air, shrinking it into a manageable cube. The piles grow, spawn -- a Bed Bath & Beyond annex in our living room.

How High Schoolers Can Find and Benefit From a Mentor

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Yves St. Lauren and Bob Dylan have in common? All of them got to the top of their fields with the support of a mentor. Mado...

When It Comes to College, Green Means Go

Nya Marie | Posted 03.25.2013 | Teen
Nya Marie

When you hit submit and the little green arrow appears next to the college's name, you know it's over. You know that all you can do now is wait.

On the Joys of Not Getting What You Want

New York Times | Posted 02.13.2013 | Teen

When I was a senior in high school, my application for admission was rejected by the college I most wanted to attend....

I Don't Care Where My Son Goes to College

Cory Zacker | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

There, I said it. He's only 13, so we have a few years before we even have to consider it, but I need to say it now. Learning should be a joy, not a stress-filled struggle.

New Study Shows Whether Race-Neutral Admissions Can Work

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 10.03.2012 | College

-- As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll ba...

They Come for the View but Stay for the Transformation

Andrew Benton | Posted 09.24.2012 | College
Andrew Benton

Choosing where to attend college based on the relative strength of a particular major is like deciding on what to order at a fine restaurant before going in the front door.

What Boomer Parents Are Doing Wrong

Debra Ollivier | Posted 08.12.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In Slouching Toward Adulthood, Koslow chronicles the year she spent trying to better understand what's going on with Americans between the ages of 22 and 35 who find themselves back at home, largely supported by their parents.

9 Questions You Should Ask On College Tours

By Jessenia Martinez Jessenia is a senior at Benito Juarez High School. She’s a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to C...

The Waiting Game

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Stop biting your nails and worrying about your life crashing down if you don't get into your first choice college. Whatever your future holds will unfold as it is supposed to.

'My Secret Strategy To Getting A Scholarship? Applying!'

About the author: Julianne is a senior at Elk Grove and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. ...

The End of College Admissions As We Know It

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 11.01.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

College admissions are a market that to this day substantially involves the exchange of information via pieces of paper (or electronic images thereof.) This causes all kinds of largely unrecognized problems.

Get the Most Bang Out of Your College Buck

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Is there any way that there can be a meeting of the minds between parents and college-bound children that won't suck the thrills and excitement out of this rite (vs. right) of passage as children go to college?

Power Struggle Between the CollegeBoard and Top Independent Schools Burdens Students With Overwhelming Workloads

Alex Mallory | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The disconnect between course and standardized test content is the product of a power struggle between private high schools (and many public schools as well) and the College Board.

Unigo.com Expert Network: The Dreaded College Rejection Letter, What Can You Do?

Unigo | Posted 05.28.2011 | College
Unigo

High school seniors across the country will be receiving their college admissions letters this week, and with the dramatic increase in the number of applications this year many can expect to get the dreaded "thin envelope."

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown #14: Much Ado About What Felt Like Something at the Time

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Getting into college - any one of the colleges on your list, even the bottom-feeders, which suddenly don't look all that bad, right? - restores your equilibrium, at least temporarily.

The High Cost of a Brand Name College

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

Since 1983, U.S. News & World Report has changed the way parents and students choose institutions of higher education, so that a college degree is only as good as its brand name.