Admissions counselors in high schools and colleges help students find the best colleges for them. But what happens when a student's family hires someone to help them find the right school? That's where private admissions counselors (controversially) come in.
During the admissions process, many colleges use a standardized test, such as the SAT or ACT, to measure how well students will perform academically. What are your options, and how can you prepare if you opt to take a test?
Packing for college can be stressful, especially if you're moving into the dorms for the first time. Chances are you're away from home for the first time, and you'll be taking care of yourself. What are the essentials for the college living experience?
If you're interested in a college, but not interested enough to sign a contract that binds you to attending that school if you're accepted, then you might consider an alternative to early decision: early action. How does it work?
When embarking on a college career, it pays to be curious. The more questions you have, and the more comfortable you are asking them, the better you'll be able to evaluate the colleges you have in mind.
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?
Picking the right college is about more than just academics. Everything from the dining hall's menu to the cleanliness of your dorm affects your experience. To get a taste of co-ed life, you'll have to visit the campus.
Many teenagers spend the whole of their high school years making sure they get accepted to their dream college. How does the college admission process work? And how can you increase your chances of getting accepted to your school of choice?