Op-Ed: Going to College Close to Home
Alternative Education

Op-Ed: Going to College Close to Home

Most of us have this preconceived notion of what college will be like. We imagine that we’ll be far, far, far away from our family,…

What I Learned from Living in a Co-Op in College
College Life

What I Learned from Living in a Co-Op in College

An increasing number of liberal arts colleges are offering alternatives to conventional dormitories. Some schools have developed language houses, substantial off-campus student communities, and more….

Join Us for the Admit Conference, TP’s First-Ever College Admissions Extravaganza!
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Join Us for the Admit Conference, TP’s First-Ever College Admissions Extravaganza!

I can safely say without a doubt that when Steven and I first co-founded The Prospect on February 19, 2013, we had NO IDEA this…

When Sleep Becomes a Myth (& Other Senior Year Struggles)
Admit/Deny

When Sleep Becomes a Myth (& Other Senior Year Struggles)

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

Why You Should Take the SAT/ACT Junior and Senior Year
Standardized Testing Resources

Why You Should Take the SAT/ACT Junior and Senior Year

Let’s just get this out of the way: standardized testing is a drag, but it is required. So we pay for the study books, flash…

What College Students Are Doing When You Visit Our School
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What College Students Are Doing When You Visit Our School

College tours are exciting. It’s a completely novel experience, being surrounded by an entirely new environment that could be your future home in the next…

Dealing with Smartphones: Pop, Lock, and Drop it
Life

Dealing with Smartphones: Pop, Lock, and Drop it

Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Candy Crush, 2048… The list of ways to interact with one another via social media and waste time with games goes on…

TP’s Crash Course in Financial Aid Jargon
Financial Aid

TP’s Crash Course in Financial Aid Jargon

It can get a little overwhelming when friends, parents, and counselors automatically assume your knowledge of financial aid terminology and throw out terms like “CSS…

Understanding Business Casual versus Formal Business Attire
College Life

Understanding Business Casual versus Formal Business Attire

College is all about connections. You are constantly networking with your peers, professors, and faculty members. At some point you will go on an interview…

Why Non-Artists Should Embrace the Art Requirement
Academics

Why Non-Artists Should Embrace the Art Requirement

First off, the title of this article is a lie.  Everyone can and should be an artist, and the misconception that you have to be “artsy”…

Turn Up for What: 5 Ways to Have Fun without the Partying
College Life

Turn Up for What: 5 Ways to Have Fun without the Partying

Yes, that is right. The title does read, “turn up for what.” (And yes, I know it is supposed to be “turn down for what”) Unlike what much of…

Re-Evaluating Your Dream School
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Re-Evaluating Your Dream School

You’ve known your dream school forever. Really. You visited campus during your freshman year of high school and were swept off your feet, falling hopelessly…

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