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Applying for an undergraduate program can vary from school to school. This section provides you with information about some of the most common elements of the undergrad admission process.

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How College Visits Work

For many high school students, college looms as the place where they'll form lifelong friendships, take tentative steps toward a chosen career and -- oh -- educate themselves further. Is a college visit necessary to pick a good school?


10 Reasons College Costs So Much

 10 Reasons College Costs So Much

People often complain about the high price of college today. Here are 10 reasons why college costs so much from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Admissions Counselors Work

 How Admissions Counselors Work

Admissions counselors in high schools and colleges help students find the best colleges for them. Learn about admissions counselors in this article. See more »

How College Admissions Tests Work

 How College Admissions Tests Work

College admissions tests, such as the SAT and ACT are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about college admissions tests. See more »

What should be on my college packing list?

 What should be on my college packing list?

A college packing list is a way to make sure you bring everything you will need when you go off to college. Learn about a collage packing list. See more »

Do college admissions officers value students who speak more than one language?

 Do college admissions officers value students who speak more than one language?

Multilingual students and college admissions are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about multilingual students. See more »

What's the format for a letter of recommendation?

 What's the format for a letter of recommendation?

A letter of recommendation should follow a certain format. Learn about the format of a letter of recommendation in this article. See more »

What's the difference between early decision and early action?

 What's the difference between early decision and early action?

Early decision and early action are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about early decision and early action. See more »

Where can I find a list of college admissions essay questions?

 Where can I find a list of college admissions essay questions?

College admissions essay questions are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about college admissions essay questions. See more »

How Ivy League Admissions Work

 How Ivy League Admissions Work

Ivy League school admissions are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about Ivy League school admissions. See more »

How College Admissions Assistance Works

 How College Admissions Assistance Works

College Admissions Assistance can help you -- at a price. Learn how College Admissions Assistance works at HowStuffWorks. See more »