Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Transfer Colleges

Transferring from one college to another before graduating is neither all good, nor is it all bad. It all depends on the reason behind the decision. Students who transfer colleges choose to do so for several different reasons. While students who transfer for the right reasons go on to thrive and succeed in college and …

Which are Better: Honors or AP Classes In High School?

Honors and AP classes are completely different from one another in several aspects. The most significant difference between the two is associated with college credit. Understanding the difference and advantages of both of these classes can help you make a more informed decision about which one is better for you. Advantages Of Taking Honors Courses …

What High School Classes Impress College Admissions?

When it comes to college admission, every element counts—including what classes you take in high school. As such, it’s important to craft an ideal high school schedule to catch the eye of the college admissions team. There are two major ways to impress. Classes Relating to Your Major A lot depends on which program you …

Myth: Ivy Leagues are the Most Selective Schools

It’s a common thought that Ivy League schools are the most selective of all the colleges and universities in the United States. You’ll find that’s not exactly the case. Ivy League Acceptance Rates Harvard is the most selective school out of the Ivy Leagues, selecting only 5% of applicants, with Yale right behind, only accepting …

Myth: Most Students Are Not Accepted into Their First Pick School

You might have heard how a surprisingly large percentage of college students aren’t attending their first choice schools. The number has been increasing steadily since 2006 (in 2011, around 43% of students did not attend their first choice schools, the lowest number since UCLA began conducting the student survey in 1974). However, it’s not necessarily …

What NOT to Ask During a College Visit

During your college visits, you may have a list of questions you want to ask, either as a student or a parent. These may include questions about the campus life, classes, majors, or town. There are a few questions though that you will want to steer clear of. Here are some ones you don’t want …

The Importance of College Admissions Interviews

College interviews: Some schools require them, some have optional interviews, and still others have none at all. If you can make it to campus, schools want you to do so; otherwise, alumni interviews are often used if you live farther away. Some schools place more emphasis on the interviews than others. There are two things …

7 Ways to Improve Your Admissions Chances

So you’ve got your heart set on a particular college and want to make sure your application knocks one out of the park? Your application will consist of a variety of different components, each of which colleges will examine and assess in detail. Cross off the seven points on the list below to improve your …

Do’s and Don’ts of Orientation: Parent Edition

Although it depends on the particular college, many schools actually have an orientation for parents at the same time as the freshman orientation. This may be completely optional for parents, but it truly is worth it go attend. Here are some “do’s” and “don’ts” of attending college orientation as a parent. Do Stick To The …