Some of these mistakes might be “no-brainers”. But you might be surprised at how many college applicants make them and how often they affect the outcome of the final acceptance decisions. Don’t make these ten crucial college-planning mistakes!… Read More


Finding the college that fits perfectly into your list of criteria requires more than simply visiting the college’s website or talking with a representative at a college fair. To understand the strengths and the weaknesses of a college you can use statistics and numbers as part of the evaluation process. Look at the admissions rates… Read More


Many times, students and parents just “let the college decision happen”. You should take charge of your college search and make it your “job” to find a place where you can get a college education that is worth the money.… Read More


With so much talk about SAT scores, GPA’s and stellar essays, many forget that college is about finding that “perfect fit”. It’s great to get accepted to a top-tiered university or an Ivy League college, but if you’re there just for the notoriety on your resume you’re totally missing the point. … Read More


I remember going to the mandatory financial aid counseling session when I applied for loans to help me get through college.  They tried to scare you into not getting a loan at all with their gloomy projections of paying back the loan later. They seemed to glory in failure stories of people who just found… Read More


Choosing a college or university is a major decision. Where you attend college can have a drastic effect on your life, career, education, relationships and future. Think about it – attending college in one state vs. another state would mean that you would likely meet a completely different group of friends, associate with completely different… Read More


If you are thinking about going back to school, one of the main steps in your decision is choosing which school to attend. Since there are so many schools out there, you will want to narrow down your search. First, you will want to decide whether you want to attend an on-campus school or on… Read More


Women are officially kicking boys’ butts in the classroom. The women now make up a majority of college students. Meanwhile, growing numbers of boys are struggling to meet minimum requirements from elementary to high school. What is causing this trend? What does it mean for the future?… Read More