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College Planning

Prepping for College Admissions? Here’s 4 Things That Can Give Your Application a Boost

You already know that good grades, high test scores and lots of extracurricular activities can help keep your college application out of the reject pile.


17 Best Apps for College Applicants and College Students (Part 1)

Tweet We researched many of the learning apps out there and chose the 17 most helpful apps to the average college applicant and student. These apps can aid you with

College Planning

7 College Wait List Strategies

Tweet You have just learned that you are in the equivalent of college purgatory. In other words, you have been wait listed by your top college choice. Neither accepted nor

Education Tips

How to Handle College Rejection

Tweet You have applied to the college of your dreams and have just received the dreaded thin envelope from the admissions office. Had the letter been thick, you would have

Education Tips

Apply to College: As a Junior!

Our neighbor’s daughter is a high school junior who recently applied to college and was accepted. She’ll start at the local community college at the same time that many of her friends begin their final year of high school.


Community College Enrollment Made Easy

Young adults seeking a higher education may consider community college as a steppingstone to greater pursuits or as a path to a new job. Community colleges, also known as technical colleges, are two-year public colleges that serve millions of students.

College Search

College Applicant Waitlisted: Now What?

You have applied to the college of your dreams or at least to one school that is among your top considerations for attending. Just when you are expecting notification, you receive a thin letter from the school. Uh, oh. It looks like you have been turned down.

College Budgeting

Will Your College Waive its Application Fee?

When you apply to college, you will almost always be required to pay an application fee.

Education Tips

How to Successfully Navigate the College Application Process

September is the first full month of education for most high school students with many seniors understanding that this is the last year that they will see some of their friends.

Campus News

Common Application Announces Updated Essay Prompts

Tweet Applying to college made easy. Introduced for 1975-1976, the Common Application has grown from 15 members to nearly 500 members including its first international institutions. Background The Common Application


Do You Meet the Minimum Requirements for College?

Tweet Quite easily, you may meet the minimum requirements for some colleges and miss out for others. Every college has admissions requirements, even if they are touted as “open admissions”

College Budgeting

How to Apply to College for Free

Tweet Save money on college applications. Apply to 6 to 8 colleges and you may be out $300 to $500 — a cost that some families may find difficult to