5 Test Prep Tips for Broke High School Students

5 Test Prep Tips for Broke High School Students

As current seniors decide where they want to spend their next four years, the next crop of college applicants prepares to embark on the application…

4 Things to Do Once You’ve Submitted Your College Apps

4 Things to Do Once You’ve Submitted Your College Apps

Once you’ve submitted all your college applications, you would think that you’ve gotten the hardest part out of the way. However, that’s not necessarily the…

When’s the Best Time to Take SAT Subject Tests?

When’s the Best Time to Take SAT Subject Tests?

After you’ve taken the SAT, you expect to be done with everything. But if you read the fine print closely, most colleges will want you…

Surviving the Cold: A Guide to Winter Wardrobe Necessities

Surviving the Cold: A Guide to Winter Wardrobe Necessities

“Why?” It’s a question I get a lot when I tell people that I left my sunny home state for the blistering cold of the…

A College Tour from the Perspective of a College Freshman

A College Tour from the Perspective of a College Freshman

My first thought: What am I doing here? It’s 34 degrees out. Sitting in the lobby of Northwestern’s newly constructed visitors’ center, I watched a…

TP’s Ultimate Guide: The University of California Application

TP’s Ultimate Guide: The University of California Application

This year, in an unprecedented move, the University of California application opened on August 1st, two months earlier than usual, to give students more time…

AP Test DIY: The Ins and Outs of Self-Studying for the AP

AP Test DIY: The Ins and Outs of Self-Studying for the AP

When I was entering my sophomore year, I had a crazy thought: “What if I took the AP exams for three different AP classes without…

TP’s Ultimate Guide to College Fee Waivers

TP’s Ultimate Guide to College Fee Waivers

With college application fees nearing one hundred dollars for some institutions, it seems astonishing when you hear of people who have applied to 20 (or…

Applying as an “Undeclared” Major: Does It Help or Hurt You?

Applying as an “Undeclared” Major: Does It Help or Hurt You?

Fact or fiction? Applying “undeclared” or “undecided” gives a student an edge in the college admissions process. Fact or fiction? Applying “undeclared” or “undecided” hurts…

Summer Classes After Graduation: Yay or Nay?

Summer Classes After Graduation: Yay or Nay?

The grass is greener, the days are longer, and the weather is hotter. As the students of East High School would say: “It’s summer time!”…

TP’s Guide to Beginning Your College Search

TP’s Guide to Beginning Your College Search

As the school year winds down and summer starts, incoming seniors around the country are beginning to ramp up their college search. With over 2,500…

Benjamin’s Story: My College Journey to Northwestern University

Benjamin’s Story: My College Journey to Northwestern University

I don’t remember when my college admissions journey started, but for as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go to Yale….

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