When your senior year comes, you have several different options for how you want to approach applying for college. Besides just the schools themselves, you can choose from up to three different application programs. Not all schools may offer all three (about 450 colleges in the U.S. offer Early Decision or Early Action programs,) but… Read More Applying to College: Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Admission?
Insider Information Many schools offer an information session when you schedule a tour, and if you are going to be on campus anyways, I highly recommend taking advantage of that opportunity. Someone from the faculty, or a current student, will speak to you for usually no more than an hour, and from my experience, you… Read More Why Touring Schools Is Important
AP stands for Advanced Placement, and these courses are generally considered to be at the “college level.” The point in taking an AP class is to get college credit for the class after taking the AP exam at the end of the year. Are you up for the challenge, or is it just not worth it to… Read More Are AP Classes Worth It?
When applying to any college directly out of high school, you will need an SAT and/or ACT score report. Most schools accept either, but some schools prefer one or have certain requirements such as SAT subject tests. Use this guide to help you decide which is best for you, but don’t forget to check with… Read More SAT vs. ACT
For those of us on the east coast, there is about a month left until we are back in session for school. With the impending date of our loss of freedom creeping up, the inevitable feeling of panic begins to set in as you realize you haven’t done even half of the things you said… Read More How to Make The Most of Your Summer
College is an opportunity for change, a chance to start over. Your academic record starts all over, as does your personal and social record. Unless you are infinitely satisfied with your life the way it is, I suggest taking this opportunity to make some changes as you begin considering where you might like to find… Read More Building a College List
In my case, watching Gilmore Girls with my mom had me motivated to go to Harvard at age nine. Even as I got older, and realized that there was more than Harvard (and that they have a 5% acceptance rate), I was still focused on college. I began reading things online and finding information about… Read More Where Do I Start?
As I begin my senior year in high school, college is constantly on my mind- the opportunities, the pressure, the stress, and the excitement that comes along with it. I have spent a copious amount of hours researching college and have finally decided to gather my knowledge here to share with others, as well as… Read More Hello!