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Getting Into College

Have You Cleaned Up Your Facebook Page Yet?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.04.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Play it safe. Rough language or risky pictures on Facebook can hurt you. If the colleges don't look, they sometimes find out in very remote ways that can do serious damage.

WATCH: Teen Sings His Way Off Of Tough College Waiting List

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

As Michael Jackson would say, "Tee hee!" A revamped version of a classic tune by the Jackson 5 helped a high school senior strike the right note with ...

Why Homeschooled Teens Are Ahead Of The Game For College

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Sheehy Between deciphering college financial aid awards and settling into a shoe-box sized dorm room with a perfect stranger or two, maki...

Jilted and Jaded -- How to Help Students Move On After College Rejection

Allison Singh | Posted 07.25.2012 | College
Allison Singh

They say the first heartbreak is the hardest to get over. For many students, this comes in the form of a rejection letter from their dream college.

A Freshman All Over Again

Jada Alexander | Posted 07.16.2012 | Teen
Jada Alexander

I think I knew all along that NYU was my top choice, but I needed to experience the environment, people and campus in person to be sure. Now, I'm proud to call myself a freshman in the Class of 2016.

Are College Counselors Really Necessary?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Admit it -- at some point in your life, you didn't really believe college counselors were all that important.

You Have to Do What to Get Into College?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.16.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Is it really news that exotic community service trips are over? However well-meaning they may be, spending thousands of dollars to work with students in need has always defeated the point.

Dear Eighth Grader: So You Want to Apply to Harvard? Some Words of Advice...

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 04.22.2012 | College
Andrew S. Doctoroff

I've been conducting Harvard interviews for many years. What do I look for? Qualities that are hard to spot on admissions applications, but ones that scream out during probing conversation: passion, intellect, curiosity and mettle.

'How We Got Into College': Senior Class of 2011 Shares Their Stories

| Christopher J. Gearon | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

The journey to college acceptance is one best told by the experts: high school seniors who've just completed the process. We asked students from the C...

Take That Tiger Moms: A Pussycat Raises A Chess Champ

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

How hard to push a child who has talent, but maybe not motivation?

Going to South Africa: Is It Really for Me or My College Applications?

Nya Marie | Posted 11.15.2011 | Black Voices
Nya Marie

Trying to get into college is like wildly jumping up and down, doing anything and everything to be noticed, hoping the one you want will pick you. Add to that a wannabe "Tiger Mom" and it's enough to drive you crazy. That's my life.



Tom Kovic, Victory Collegiate Consulting: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

New Facebook Application Predicts Likelihood of Getting Into College

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Students deciding where to apply to college next fall might have an easier time compiling a list, thanks to AdmissionSplash -- a new Facebook applicat...

Want To Get Your Kids Into College? Let Them Play

CNN | Erika Christakis and Nicholas Christakis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Every day where we work, we see our young students struggling with the transition from home to school. They're all wonderful kids, but some can't shar...

What Palin and Obama Have in Common: The Truth About Finding the Right College the First Time

Kat Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kat Cohen

On average, the US Department of Education estimates that nearly 60% of American college students attend more than one college before they graduate with a bachelor's degree.

The Truth About Cheating Your Way to Standardized Test Success

Kat Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kat Cohen

I ask merely that teens taking the test receive some kind of punishment that any high school or college student would if caught lying to a professor, cheating on an exam or plagiarizing a paper.