The 3 Types of Early Decision Applicants (& How to Handle Them)

The 3 Types of Early Decision Applicants (& How to Handle Them)

As December approaches, so do early decision return dates. This is a nervous, exciting, happy, horrible time!… for those that actually applied early decision. For…

What I Learned from Considering a Co-op

What I Learned from Considering a Co-op

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….

How to Handle a Bad Dining Hall

How to Handle a Bad Dining Hall

Whether in high school, college or beyond, many people will encounter a cafeteria that doesn’t exactly beat out homemade cooking. Whether it’s ambiance, poor selection,…

Which Colleges Should You Visit?

Which Colleges Should You Visit?

So you have your college list–now what? If you have more than six or seven schools it will probably be impossible for you to visit…

When to Start Studying for Standardized Tests

When to Start Studying for Standardized Tests

If you decide to study for a standardized test such as the SAT or ACT, the next big question is when. I did not have…

How to Handle Dorm Room Jealousy

How to Handle Dorm Room Jealousy

It would be wonderful if everyone could be happy with all they have, but unfortunately that is not a human instinct. Instead we are conditioned…

What To Do If You Can’t Take the “Summer College Tour”

What To Do If You Can’t Take the “Summer College Tour”

One right of passage of the college process is the summer college tour, where students and their parents scour the land for that perfect school….

How to Handle Tuition Increases without Increases in Financial Aid

How to Handle Tuition Increases without Increases in Financial Aid

Each year schools throughout the country make adjustments to their tuition. While the general trend of increasing college tuition is often discussed, individual instances are…

How to Deal with Living in “The Bad Dorm”

How to Deal with Living in “The Bad Dorm”

Many first time college students and upperclassmen alike get finalized housing assignments in the summer. Some schools have very straight-forward, predictable systems whereas others are…

5 Reasons Why Your Financial Aid Package Changed

5 Reasons Why Your Financial Aid Package Changed

Finishing up this year’s round of FAFSA applications, you may have found that your package has changed since you last applied. The reasons for increases…

Is It Best to Think Ahead? Rooming Options for Freshman Year

Is It Best to Think Ahead? Rooming Options for Freshman Year

To all the 2018ers reading this, congratulations! Many of you are sending out the papers that will mark the end of the college application process,…

How to Find Motivation to Research Colleges

How to Find Motivation to Research Colleges

Why You Should Research Colleges The Common App does not come out until late summer, and standardized tests are just prep work, so the first…

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