How to Make a Responsible College Choice in High School

How to Make a Responsible College Choice in High School

Most high school students apply to more than one college or university, and getting into more than one can leave you with some tough decisions…

Why You Shouldn’t Choose Your School Based On Your Intended Major

Why You Shouldn’t Choose Your School Based On Your Intended Major

It’s ubiquitous, yet it strikes fear into the heart of the most capable college student. Wielded by parents and friends alike, it can stun in…

Celebrating The Good Moments

Celebrating The Good Moments

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 Receiving Mail from Colleges Is Important (and Awesome)

Why Receiving Mail from Colleges Is Important (and Awesome)

Your first piece of college mail is like a beautiful, heartfelt love letter that leaves you feeling great about yourself. As far as you’re concerned,…

5 Reasons NOT to Follow Your Best Friends to College

5 Reasons NOT to Follow Your Best Friends to College

When my best friends and I received our first college acceptance letters I felt a mixture of excitement and terror. The single school we’d all…

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Cross That College Off Your List

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Cross That College Off Your List

There have been plenty of articles written about why you should add a school to your list; however, what is less often touched on is…

Important College Qualities: Location, Location, and…Culture?

Important College Qualities: Location, Location, and…Culture?

When deciding between colleges, people remind you to consider the number one rule of real estate: location, location, location. I underestimated this factor for most…

So Your Counselor Wants You to Apply to Only State Schools…

So Your Counselor Wants You to Apply to Only State Schools…

At my California high school, if you go to talk to any of the counselors about college options, they will all say the same thing:…

Size Matters: Motivation for Going to Class

Size Matters: Motivation for Going to Class

Imagine you’re in a General Chemistry lecture with 250 people. Sure, the professor seems to be droning on about something relevant to thermochemistry, and you…

A Financial Aid Breakdown: So What Exactly Is EFC?

A Financial Aid Breakdown: So What Exactly Is EFC?

Debunking How Much College Should Cost Before Even Getting In When looking at the price tag of many of the colleges across the nation, you…

Case Study: My Financial Aid Experience

Case Study: My Financial Aid Experience

Financial aid is quite a tricky thing, and though there are many ways of gauging aid before you apply to schools, you never quite know…

The Real College Checklist: The Final Spiel

The Real College Checklist: The Final Spiel

Well, you’ve made it. It’s time to check off that “Yes, I accept your offer” box and electronically send in your deposit, or send in…

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