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Allison Wignall
Allison is the Associate Editor of College Raptor. In addition to writing and editing posts, she also works on marketing and special projects. She recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's degree in English: Creative Writing.

What to Wear to a College Campus Visit

Visiting a college’s campus is an excellent way to narrow down your top picks. Your dream school may feel like home, or it may feel unsatisfying, prompting you to look at other colleges. Either way, a visit can help you make the big decision of where to attend. So, understandably, college visits are a pretty …

When to Skip a Question on the ACT / SAT

This may seem like odd advice. Why would you ever skip a question? Especially on a test as important as the ACT / SAT? Well, if done correctly, skipping questions can really be a lifesaver in the long run. When to Skip a Question Time is a very precious commodity on the ACT and SAT. …

What Trump’s New Budget Proposal Might Mean for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

The Trump administration’s recently revealed education budget has certainly stirred up some controversy. Among the many proposed cuts and program changes is the Public Student Loan Forgiveness program. What is the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program? The PSLF, introduced in 2007, is a federal program that forgives the federal loan debts of qualified students working …

What To Do After Receiving The SAR

Your SAR, or Student Aid Report, is compiled based on the information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA form. If you included your email address while filling the form, you will receive your SAR by email a few days after your application is processed. If you did not include …

Use What Makes You Unique in Your Scholarship Search

How many times have you had to answer the classic icebreaker prompt “Tell us one interesting thing about yourself”? Many students dread this and scramble to come up with an answer. But here’s the thing: You most definitely have something (even many somethings) that sets you apart from the crowd. Often we’re so used to …

College Raptor’s 2017 Summer Reading List

With tests, projects, school activities, and other academic events (mostly) out of the way, it’s time to take a well-deserved break! Summer is the perfect time to catch up on your reading list—whether that be the latest bestseller or a classic you’ve been meaning to get to. While part of your summer should definitely be …

How to Get Hyped for Your Freshman Year of College!

It’s a thrilling moment to receive that acceptance letter, and equally thrilling to send word back that you’ve chosen to attend that particular school. You’re likely already excited to start on your journey, or perhaps you’re even a little nervous. Well, there’s a whole summer ahead, so here’s how you can generate and/or maintain the …