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The Counselor's Role: Scaffolded Support In and Outside of the Classroom

For most of our students, graduating from college, let alone high school, is a new mindset. Most of our underserved student population is coming in …

Survey Finds High Stress Levels of Freshmen

A new national survey of freshmen found that 50 percent of them reported feeling stressed most or all of the time and 36 percent did not feel as if …

80 Selective Colleges Unveil Plans for a New Application — and Inspire Some Skepticism

A coalition of 80 selective public and private colleges announced plans on Monday to build a platform that would "streamline the experience of …

9 Ways to Find the Best College for You

Here’s how and where to find the information you need<p>Lots of magazines and websites publish lists of the “best colleges.” But those general purpose …

Education

Here's the SAT Score You Need to Beat

If you want to be better than average.<p>Members of the high school Class of 2015 performed no better on their SATs than students in the class before …

Education

10 Great Colleges That Don’t Care About Your SATs

MONEY's best-value schools where test scores are optional.<p>Visit our new 2016 list for our most recent college picks.<p>You don’t have to get perfect …

College & University

Parents: let Harvard go

As a former admissions officer for two "elite" schools -- one Ivy and one West Coast Ivy-equivalent -- I am in a unique position to offer some …

The Ultimate Guide to SAT Subject Tests

As an upperclassman in high school (soon to be collegiette!), you are likely berated with the same question from your teachers, parents and friends …

Video: Learn How to Write a Great College Application Essay

Choosing prompts and writing essays can be one of the most difficult parts of the college application process.<p>The essays give students an opportunity …

Students

10 Universities With the Cheapest Out-of-State Tuition

<i>The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing</i> …

College & University

How To Manage The College Admissions Frenzy

Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. <b>What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge?</b><p>Universities are huge businesses from their endowment funds to …

College & University

5 Time-Saving College Application Tricks for High School Seniors

Senior year of high school is a time for students to develop a sense of what they will do next, whether that means attending college or completing a …

Students

Choose the Right Extracurriculars at the Right Time for College Applications

It is no secret that the extracurricular activities you pursue in high school can significantly affect your college admissions experience. But it's …

Education

What Matters Most About College Isn't 'Rankable'

It's college rankings season, and no one has more of a love-hate relationship with these annual lists than academia -- except maybe parents.<p>Don't get me wrong; data is great. As a parent on the college search myself, it is gratifying to have hard facts and boxes to check. But some commercial lists …

Education

Khan Academy Tackles College Admissions Process

Sep 10, 2014<p><b>FROM KHAN, TO COLLEGE:</b> This week Khan Academy released a new set of videos focusing on the college admissions process. (It's part of the …

How to Help Your Teen With College Applications Without Being Annoying

Adds Susan Antonelli, assistant dean for student life at Simmons College in Boston, “You may dream of your kid going to your alma mater, but let them …

Deciphering financial aid offers for college

April 25, 2014 | 4:07 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/04/25/your-money/ask-money/deciphering-financial-aid-offers-college/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

You Got Into College. Now What?

You made your final college decision, but there’s a lot to do before the first day of school. Learn everything that you need to know about …

Sending Red Flags for College Admission

Improve College Admission With Another Year Of Foreign Language

Lifestyle | College Admissions: 8 Ways Teens Can Explore Careers This Summer

College Admissions: 8 Ways Teens Can Explore Careers This Summer<p>As summer draws near, many families forget that summer is the perfect time for …

What to do if you didn't get into your dream college

It’s that nail-biting time of year: Colleges have commenced sending acceptance letters to high school seniors.<p>“There’s still a lot of anxiousness out …

Revisiting My College Decision Two Years Later

Image from Pexels<p>Two years ago I made a college choice, but was it the right one?<p>The honeymoon phase has long since passed, and my peers and I …

Why it's harder than ever to get into an elite college

U.S. college enrollment may be on the decline, but for those applying to America's elite colleges, the admissions process is "more cutthroat and …

MBA

How To Make Sure Your Dream College Doesn't Turn Into A Student Loan Nightmare

The email came through. You’ve been accepted into the college of your dreams — or at least the reach school you were hoping for. But here’s the rub: It’s not offering enough financial aid. What now?<p>Expensive schools that aren’t offering students much financial aid could leave parents with over …

Education

What To Do When You're Deferred From A College

<b>By Winnie Ma</b><p>So let's get this straight -- you weren't accepted to your top college, but you weren't rejected, either. Now what?<p>Like most things in life, college admissions aren’t all black and white. If you applied to college early decision or early action and got a letter saying you were deferred …

Students

10 Summer Activities That Will Turn Admissions’ Heads

In todays competitive college admissions market, students are faced with the task of setting themselves apart from other applicants. Colleges look fo