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College Decisions

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

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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.

Hearing Back From Colleges Soon? Read With Caution

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

High school seniors across the country are keeping a close eye on their inboxes and mailboxes, as dozens of colleges prepare to send out admissions decisions this week.

Should You Go To College Far Away From Home?

| Posted 11.21.2013 | Teen

By Sarah Wainschel Once the long, grueling process of making your college list is over, you’ve finally sent in your college applications and your...

The Moment I Knew I Picked The Perfect College For Me

Alberto Rangel | Posted 08.05.2013 | Teen
Alberto Rangel

We did a lot that weekend: went on a campus tour, hung out downtown, ate pizza at Giordano's and hot dogs at Portillo's, hung out in the student lounge, and walked along the lake. Everything just seemed so amazing. I could see myself there doing all of it as a freshman.

Why Getting Wait Listed Can Be A Good Thing

Toshe Ayo-Ariyo | Posted 08.03.2013 | Teen
Toshe Ayo-Ariyo

Getting accepted by Penn was an affirmation of all the effort I put into this process. And even though I've always thought it is the all-around perfect college for me, being put on the wait list gave me time to really consider the other schools I got into.

Choosing Your University

Michael Roth | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Whatever school students choose, I hope they get at least these three things from their college experience: discovering work they love to do; getting better at it; learning to share that work with others.

'You're Not Signing Your Life Away'

Raksha Muthukumar | Posted 06.19.2013 | Teen
Raksha Muthukumar

You're starting a new adventure for one year, maybe even one semester if it really doesn't work out for you. And unlike high school, you get to blaze your own trail and do what you want with the opportunities in store. After all, isn't that what you've been waiting for?