The most important thing students applying for college this fall can do is ensure they are filling out the FAFSA in a timely and thorough manner. At first glance, completing the FAFSA seems intimidating and time-consuming. Students and families who take the time to properly...

Every year we are asked whether parents or students should pay for college. Some experts insist it is the parent's responsibility to fund their child's education. Meanwhile, others argue the time has come for the burden to shift to the student. Here's the truth—there's no...

The PSAT is the first benchmark for high school juniors have on their college journey, so what's a good PSAT score? The answer is unique to every student and depends on your college goals. How is the PSAT Scored? PSAT scores range between 320 and 1520; the...

This fall, some schools like Harvard are opting for remote learning for all its students. For many college-aged students across the country, the thought of paying $50,000 to learn from a computer is not appealing and many are thinking about taking a gap year. If...

As we've discussed previously, the college application process begins freshmen year when you select classes and begin participating in extracurricular activities. But when you sit down and actually think about the application process, how long does it take to apply to college? The time consuming...

It's the question on the top of every current and incoming college student's mind: how is COVID-19 affecting college? We have already seen the immediate impacts: online classes, virtual graduations, and distance learning. Meanwhile, college around the country are facing a new set of changes...

The college admissions process isn't just about test scores and your GPA senior year. It's a cumulative review of four years worth of grades, activities, test scores and course schedule. Freshman and sophomores can build a strong academic foundation now and begin their college prep...

In just a matter of a few short weeks, high school seniors have been grappling with how to navigate coronavirus and college admissions and enrollment. What does it mean for financial aid? How do I pick the right school during a pandemic? Is a virtual...

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, TikTok, and more all available with the swipe of a thumb for prospective college students. Admissions officers are paying attention, so take a few minutes and follow along with our social media dos and don'ts. A recent survey of college...

For the fourth year in a row, the Common App essay prompts will remain unchanged from the previous year. Here's why that's important; especially if you're a junior in high school—you can get started right now on your application essay. Brainstorming ideas for your essay...