The Importance of Having a Flexible College Checklist

The Importance of Having a Flexible College Checklist

If you’re anything like I was during my junior and senior years of high school, around this time of year, I was dedicating almost all…

Your College Applications Checklist (If You’ve Been Procrastinating Starting Your Apps)

Your College Applications Checklist (If You’ve Been Procrastinating Starting Your Apps)

In a perfect world, most college applicants would already be busy filling out college applications like there’s no tomorrow. They would be going through a…

4 Tips for Keeping Track of Financial Aid Deadlines

4 Tips for Keeping Track of Financial Aid Deadlines

Few words can strike more fear in a current or future college student than the term “financial aid.” Unfamiliar and downright confusing to most, it…

The Pre-College Checklist Every Incoming Freshman Needs

The Pre-College Checklist Every Incoming Freshman Needs

I’ve decided to hold back on my typical conversational intro in order to preserve the crispness of this piece. Instead: HOLY CRAP WOW IT’S OVER…

Your College, Your Choice: Why Your Education Is 100% Your Decision

Your College, Your Choice: Why Your Education Is 100% Your Decision

What is life but a series of decisions? When you’re a kid, chances are your parents make the majority of your decisions for you. They…

You’re Making Me Take What: Checking Colleges’ GenEd Requirements

You’re Making Me Take What: Checking Colleges’ GenEd Requirements

Editor’s note on what the Real College Checklist series is: Welcome to The Prospect’s latest series to help you stop being a confused motherfudger staring blankly…

The Next Six Months: A Plan for High School Juniors

The Next Six Months: A Plan for High School Juniors

While seniors in high school have started to receive their admissions decisions, juniors are still agonizing over standardized tests, making a college list, and finding…

Unwrapped: TP Explains The First-Year Application

Unwrapped: TP Explains The First-Year Application

The multifaceted aspects of a First-Year Application can seem like a tangled web of what-the-fluffery. TP college writer Lucas Lam wrote this comprehensive piece about the…

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