Make your spring break count by prepping for a standout college application. Here are 8 ways high schoolers can use vacation to get a head start.
Chat up the real experts on campus—the students. Our list of questions to ask on a college tour will help you figure out what a school is really like.
Writing your college essay? Avoid the grammar errors that make admissions officers cringe!
Rolling admission colleges are not all alike. Learn what it means when colleges accept applications on a rolling basis and make a strategic college plan.
Did you take the redesigned SAT? Learn if your new SAT scores are good enough to get you into your dream college.
It’s always possible that an admissions officer might look you up online. Get our expert tips for using social media during college admissions.
Your college application shows schools who you really are. Here's everything you need to know about perfecting your college apps.
From approachable staff to extensive digital collections, learn what to look for in your dream college library.
Choose a sustainable campus for a better quality of life. Here's what to look for.
Learn what to do when you're on the waitlist. If your dream college waitlisted you, these strategies will help you plan your next move.
Admissions officers want your college interview to go well too! Our college interview tips will help you prepare.
From help editing your college essay to revising your latest history assignment, we’ve got you covered. Check out our six essential grammar rules.
Colleges use letters of recommendation to assess your goals and character. Getting a great college recommendation letter means planning ahead.
Learn if applying to college early action vs early decision can help you or hurt you.
At many colleges, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) community is a visible and valued part of campus life.
Bring these sustainability questions with you to campus to make the most out of your green college visit.
Consider the environment for African-Americans at any college before you apply. HBCUs were founded with a mission to serve the black community.
Wondering how to demonstrate your talent on your college application? Learn the benefits (and risks) of submitting supplementary material to colleges.
The 2016-17 Common App is live! Learn about the benefits of using the Common Application and get our expert tips for staying on track.
From Common App prompts to supplementary essays, we break down the most common application essay topics. Boost your college essay to the top of the pile!
Hobbies can you help you prepare for—and get into—your dream college. Learn how hobbies can make your college application stand out.
Read our interview with author Meg Mitchell Moore. Her new novel follows a seemingly perfect family through the college admissions process.
Get next steps for any college admission decision. Whether you were accepted, rejected, waitlisted, or deferred, we have some tips for your next move.
Learn about each stage of the college admissions process from college search, to financial aid applications, to deciding which college to attend.
What do colleges look for beyond grades and test scores? Learn how junior and seniors can put the finishing touches on their college applications.
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.
Want to make the right impression when e-mailing a college admissions counselor? Keep these tips in mind whenever you are contacting colleges.
A gap year can be a valuable opportunity to travel, build skills, or volunteer. Decide if deferred admission is a smart option for you.
Applying to college? Learn how to identify dream, match, and safety schools unique to you.
Use extracurricular activities on your college application to demonstrate your passion, commitment, and leadership skills.
College is not one-size-fits-all. Here’s how to find the best fit college for you.
High school resumes give colleges a snapshot of your accomplishments and interests. Learn how to craft a standout college resume for your applications.
You’ve decided to hire a private college counselor, but how to choose? Vet admissions counselors by asking these crucial questions.
Trying to compare colleges to find your best fit? These seven sources of college information are the standard. Here’s how to use them.
Make the most of your time with your college counselors with our list of 12 must-ask questions.
You already got into your dream school, but staving off senioritis will ensure you actually get to attend. Learn how to finish senior year strong.
Learn about your sports options in college and get college admissions tips for student athletes.
Thinking about transferring colleges? Here’s an overview of the college transfer process, from why to how.
Learn how college counselors help high school students navigate the college admissions process and the benefits of hiring an independent college counselor.
Learn why you need a college counselor and how you should use your counselor throughout the college admissions process.
You applied to college early action or early decision, and you've been deferred. What now?
College application essays aren't what you’re used to writing for your high school classes. Learn how college essays and high school essays are different.
The college application essay is your chance to show schools who you are. Learn how to write a college essay that sets you apart.
Here are the best resources and information available on campus safety.