Allison Wignall

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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.

How to Study for Your Second ACT / SAT Test

Student studies for her second ACT test ACT & SAT

Many students who retake the ACT or SAT earn a higher score the second time around. It’s a fantastic way to boost your acceptance odds and qualify for more scholarships, so you should seriously consider taking the ACT / SAT more than once. But how should you study for the second test? Should you change …

Clever (and Cheap) Halloween Costumes for College Students

Cereal killer student life

When it comes to Halloween, college students are often just as excited as little kids. On campuses around the country students will dress up and head out to parties or school-sponsored events. In honor of the fun holiday, here are some clever, and most importantly affordable, last-minute DIY Halloween costumes! Smart Cookie High school grad …

How to Release a Student Loan Co-Signer

Pens and pencils a co-signer might use student loans

When it comes to getting student loans, most young borrowers will need a co-signer in order to qualify for a loan. Co-signers, in essence, are responsible for paying back a loan if the borrower is somehow unable to. This can hurt the co-signer’s personal finances and credit score if things go badly. So is it …

What Makes a Good College Fit?

The University of Washington campus may be your college fit! questions & answers

One phrase you’ll see a lot of while searching for colleges is “good fit.” For example: “You want a school that’s a good fit for you.” “A good fit is more important than a brand name school.” But what exactly makes a “good fit?” What should you be looking for? Academic Match College is first …

The Ultimate Finals Survival Kit for College

Snack care package student life

While finals may be the bane of every college student’s existence, they are survivable. Smart study sessions, mental breaks, plenty of sleep, and a healthy diet are all ways to keep afloat, but there’s another thing every student needs—a survival kit. We’ve scoured Amazon for the best items to help college students through the hardcore …

Supplies to Enhance Your Study Sessions

tips tools & advice

Whether you’re in high school or college, when it comes to school you’ll have to study for your classes. To craft the perfect study session, it helps to have the proper materials to keep you focused and ready to learn. We’ve scoured Amazon for some of the most liked, best performing items that we think …

Why You Should File the FAFSA ASAP!

The clock is ticking file your fafsa now financial aid

The FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—opens every year on October 1st. The form grants students access to federal student aid in the forms of scholarships, grants, work study opportunities, and federal student loans. You’ve probably heard that you should file the FAFSA as soon as you can, but what’s the rush? The FAFSA …