SAT Changes

Planning on taking the New SAT? Learn exactly what to expect on the new test and how you should be preparing.

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About College

Guide to College for LGBTQ Students

At many colleges, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) community is a visible and valued part of campus life.

Choosing a Historically Black College or University

Many African—American students are unsure whether to attend a Historically Black College or University…

Living on Campus as an LGBTQ Student

Tips to help LGBTQ students make a stress-free transition to dorm living.

Handling Campus Homophobia

Most LGBTQ students will confront campus homophobia at some point. The experience will no doubt be challenging, but it does not need to be traumatic.


12 Questions to Ask On Your Green College Visit

Bring these sustainability questions with you to campus to make the most out of your green college visit.

3 Reasons To Consider a Sustainable Campus

Choose a sustainable campus for a better quality of life. Here's what to look for.

How to Choose Dream, Match, and Safety Schools

Applying to college? Learn how to identify dream, match, and safety schools unique to you.

How to Find Your Best Fit College

College is not one-size-fits-all. Here’s how to find the best fit college for you.

Everything You Need To Know About Your College Application

Learn how to perfect every part of your college application.

Get the Most Out of Your College Visits

Visiting campus will help you learn if a college is right for you. Here’s our checklist for what to do, see, and ask on your college visits.

Transferring Colleges

Thinking about transferring colleges? Here’s an overview of the college transfer process, from why to how.

To Defer Or Not to Defer: Is That Your Question?

Check out our advice on deferred enrollment at your college.

Common Essay Questions

How your college essay can boost your application to the top of the admissions pile.

How To Ace the College Interview

Learn how to master the college admissions interview with tips for how to prepare for the big day.

Choosing to Apply Early

Learn how applying to college early decision can help you - or hurt you.

Contacting Colleges

E-mailing with a college admissions counselor? Keep these tips in mind to leave the right impression.


Use extracurricular activities on your college application to demonstrate your passion, commitment, and leadership skills.

What To Do When You're On the Waitlist

If you really want to attend a college that waitlisted you, here are some tips.

The Letter of Recommendation

Competitive colleges use the letter of recommendation to assess your passions, goals and character. They want more than just a statistic.

The College Essay

The college essay is your chance to tell your own story. So what does set you apart?

How to Choose a Safety School

Learn how to choose admissions and financial safety schools that you would be happy to attend.

How to Tell if a College is LGBTQ–Friendly

There are tons of schools that go out of their way to provide resources and support for queer students. The key to finding a college where you’ll be comfortabl

Finding the Right LGBTQ-Friendly School

Advice for LGBTQ students choosing a college.

Campus Safety

Here are the best resources and information available on campus safety.



If you're applying for college financial aid, you’ll have to complete the FAFSA. Here's how.

5 Tips for Finding College Scholarships

Learn how to find college scholarships for good grades, and your talents and interests.

Evaluating Your Financial Aid Award Letter

The bigger award is not always the better award. Learn how to evaluate your financial aid award letter and compare offers from different schools.

How Does Federal Student Aid Work?

Applying for financial aid can be overwhelming. We'll help you break down tuition, EFC, and the aid package.

Guide to Federal Student Loans

Learn the basics about government student loans.

Am I an eligible non-citizen?

Some non-citizens are eligible for federal student aid. Check these criteria to see if you are eligible.

Need-Based Aid Vs. Merit-Based Aid

Understanding the distinction between these two types of financial aid for college.

Independent Students and Financial Aid

Answer your questions about independent student status, applying to college, and financial aid.

When Cost Is a Factor

The price tag of any college will rarely be the amount you need to pay. Find out when you should pay attention to the cost, and when you should ignore it!

Community Colleges

If you're unsure of your next educational step, consider attending a community college.

Unmet Need and Private Loans

If you have unmet need, or your EFC is too high, your next option may be a private education loan

Paying the Bill with a Stafford Loan

You were awarded a Stafford loan. What do you do next?

Student Dependency Status

Will your parents need to volunteer their financial information?

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Federal Grants

What are federal grants? Which federal grants are available?

Financial Aid and Admissions: Two Separate Processes

Applying for admissions and applying for financial aid are two separate processes. Make sure you engage both.

Federal Student Aid Timeline

Understand the timelines and deadlines for applying for federal student aid.

Early Decision and Financial Aid

Learn the consequences of applying for admission early on your potential award package.

Appealing Your Award Package

Your award package is only an offer. If you require more aid, you may decide to appeal form more aid.


How to Improve Your SAT Scores and ACT Scores

If you’re not happy with your low test scores, don’t fret. We’ll help you plan how to improve SAT scores and ACT scores.

Five Tips for Writing a Great SAT Essay

Here are our five SAT essay secrets to help you earn a great score.

Advanced Placement Classes and Exams

Why take AP classes and exams? There are several reasons you should consider enrolling in an Advanced Placement class in high school.

Your College Prep Timeline

Not sure which test to take or when? Our college prep timelines will keep you on track.

Your PSAT Score Report

You should use your PSAT score report to identify your weaknesses, so you know what to work on as you prepare for the SAT.

What's a Good SAT Score or ACT Score?

Did you get a good SAT score or ACT score? Well, it depends where you’re applying to college.

Learning Disabilities and the SAT/ACT

If you have a learning disability, you can request special accommodations when you take the SAT or ACT.

Top 3 SAT Tips

Get the best SAT tips and strategies from our test prep experts.

4 SAT Myths

The Princeton Review debunks 4 myths about the SAT.


How College Can Prepare You For the Growing Green Economy

Sustainable colleges prepare their students for the growing green economy. Here’s how.

Spotlight on Green Majors

Think you know which college majors lead to careers in sustainability? These green majors might surprise you.

Top 10 College Majors

These top 10 college majors offer unique intellectual challenges and develop skill sets that will be applicable to various careers.

Guide to Choosing College Majors

Everything you need to know about college majors and how to choose the right one for you.

Make The Most Out Of Your Green College Experience

Are you considering a college with a thriving green culture? Here’s how to get involved on a green campus when you get there.

Communications Majors: Classroom to Career

Are you a Communications major looking to utilize strong media, public speaking & writing skills to launch your career? Get your dream job with these tips.

Requesting Services for Your Learning Disability

Many colleges offer services for students with learning disabilities - learn how to advocate for the support you need.

College Majors

Information about college majors, their importance, and how to select the right one.