What I Learned About the College Search as an International Student

What I Learned About the College Search as an International Student

While starting the college search is difficult, finding the right college has even more hurdles as an international student. With foreign terms such as the…

How to Conquer “The List”: Keeping Your Options Open and Your Sanity Intact

How to Conquer “The List”: Keeping Your Options Open and Your Sanity Intact

How many colleges should I apply to? Should I reach beyond my comfort zone? Should I include “safeties”? What IS a “safety” for me? If…

7 Things You Shouldn’t Consider When Applying to Colleges

7 Things You Shouldn’t Consider When Applying to Colleges

Here at The Prospect we talk a lot about what does matter when looking for a college, what you might not think of as important,…

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Researching Colleges

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Researching Colleges

When looking at colleges, many students take programs, scholarships, and extracurricular activities into consideration. What I discovered my senior year of high school was that…

The Calm Before the Storm: Starting My College Applications

The Calm Before the Storm: Starting My College Applications

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 Be Planning Less When Applying to College

Why You Should Be Planning Less When Applying to College

It’s great to have a plan. But sometimes, planning becomes so excessive that it starts interfering with opportunities to grow and discover. When narrowing down…

Should You Consider Universities in the UK?

Should You Consider Universities in the UK?

When my friends and family heard I was applying abroad to the United Kingdom for university, I was peppered with questions like: “Why?” Because it’s awesome….

3 Things to Consider When You First Start Looking at Colleges

3 Things to Consider When You First Start Looking at Colleges

When beginning the college search process, one of the scariest things is trying to find schools where you will actually be happy. It is easy…

TP’s Quick Guide to Starting Your College Search

TP’s Quick Guide to Starting Your College Search

As someone who had no sense of direction, future, or realism when first starting my college search in high school, I can attest that it…

Should You Go Far Away for College?

Should You Go Far Away for College?

“I have often dreamed of a far off place/Where a great warm welcome will be waiting for me…” – Go the Distance, from Hercules When…

The Importance of Location in Your College Search

The Importance of Location in Your College Search

“It’s just college,” you may say to yourself, “four years out of my entire life is barely anything.” Okay, true, undergraduate school will only be about…

How the College Admissions Process is Similar to Getting Married

How the College Admissions Process is Similar to Getting Married

The process of applying college can be a time of various emotions. There’s excitement for the future, but also some fear of the unknown. Deciding…

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