How to Decrease High School Stress While Increasing College Readiness

Taking the time to prepare for college while you’re still managing your high school responsibilities can be difficult to do. Especially for seniors trying to balance college prep and completing their high school degree, stress levels can run high. Senior year is certainly an interesting time in a young person’s life as they become comfortable …

How Your High School Job Will Prepare You for College

Whether it’s retail, babysitting, life-guarding, flipping burgers, or anything along those lines, your part-time job is teaching you valuable lessons. It may not feel especially worth it at the time–what with nagging bosses and annoying customers–but you are getting the benefits of life-lessons and experiences (and a paycheck, too). Your part-time job will prepare you …

Choosing a College as an LGBTQ Student

Applying to college is a daunting time in any student’s life. There are tons of questions to answer, big decisions to make, and an amazing amount of pressure to get into the “right” school. But, for LGBTQ students, there are even more things to consider, and often more pressure to find a school that works …

You Got In! Now What?

Congrats! The envelope you’ve been waiting for came in the mail, and the letter said exactly what you’d hoped. You might have spent months or weeks crafting the perfect personal statement to set you apart from other applicants. You waited, hoped, and dreamed that this day would come, and it finally has! Everyone has been talking about where …

Why College Admissions Won’t Be Changing Any Time Soon

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Recently, there have been a number of articles and announcements that seem to say that college admissions are changing. More colleges are going “test optional” and more colleges are calling for changes in the way college admissions works. Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education recently released a “ground breaking” report called Turning the Tide: Inspiring …

The Best Ways to Jump Start a Junior’s College Search

Your junior year in high school is just about half-way over and your thoughts now turn towards selecting senior year courses and the quest to find the right college.  Sometimes the hardest part of the college search process is actually the very first step.  In a world where you have, literally, thousands of options, how …