The Common App Is No More: How the Coalition Is Changing College Applications

November 6, 2015

For decades now, high school students and other college applicants use the Common Application system to gain admission into undergraduate college programs offered by any of the member colleges and universities. The system has over 500 colleges and universities in its roster of members. Most of the schools are in the US, while some are […]

PSAT Goes Viral, Gives Glimpse Into the Future SAT

October 30, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14th, students sat down with their No. 2 pencils and calculators to get their first crack at the new PSAT. As every college hopeful who’s done their due diligence knows, College Board will be unveiling a shiny new SAT in March 2016, and this year’s PSAT is a glimpse into the future […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Colleges

October 22, 2015

Think of a university campus and you might picture gothic architecture, manicured green lawns, students relaxing in the quad and other idyllic scenes. But colleges can also house something a little spookier: ghosts! Sometimes the traditions and hallowed histories that college campuses lay claim to come hand-in-hand with some ghoulish companions – the apparitions of […]

Top 10 Colleges with the Best Financial Aid Offerings

October 16, 2015

If you’re applying to college this year, there’s a good chance you’ve started occasionally waking up at night in a state of panic wondering how on earth you’re going to actually pay for your education. This reaction to the college application process is totally normal. After all, if you took the cost of college tuition […]

8 Tips on How NOT to Write Your Personal Statement

October 13, 2015

Personal statement writing season is here, and with it comes all the stress of trying to say what makes you the exceptional student your dream school is looking for in 500 words or less. Maybe you’ve already gotten some advice on how to write your personal statement: be yourself, stay positive and try to tell […]

How to Conquer the Fear of Failing in School

October 6, 2015

Fear of failure in school has been proven to affect a student’s inclination towards education. When this type of fear takes hold of you at a very young age, not only will your motivation to learn suffer but your overall outlook in life could also break down. If the intensity of the fear has become […]

Test Optional Schools: Boon or Bane for Higher Learning?

September 29, 2015

Test-optional schools have effectively taken down one of the biggest hurdles to getting a college education by allowing students to apply for admission even without standardized test scores. High school students have one less thing to worry about knowing that there are colleges and universities that will accept them even without taking the SAT or […]