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College countdown: a parent's to-do list

It’s hard to believe, but in a few short months your high school senior will be in college. You may think that all the hard work is behind you, now that college applications are complete and financial…

Guidance counselors: underappreciated and overworked

High school guidance counselors spend an annual average of just 38 minutes per student helping with college admissions or planning. Here's what you can do.

College rejection letters: how parents can help

What can a parent do to help ease the pain of a college rejection letter? Here are some suggestions that may work well if your child walks through the door holding that dreaded envelope.

8 colleges too beautiful to leave over summer break

These colleges are so beautiful, students don't want to leave for summer break.

The "best" college vs. the right college: how to make the right choice

We all want to get into the "best" college. But the best-ranked college isn't always the right choice. Find out how to choose the right college for you.

College Board SAT printing error backlash points to bigger problem

College Board received a slew of complaints after announcing that their June 6 SAT contained a printing error that gave some test takers an extra five minutes. Does this backlash point to a bigger problem regarding the way we think about college admissions?

Getting more out of campus tours, college fairs and info sessions

Think of this as the free trial before you decide to buy. 

Apply yourself: winning the college application game without losing your mind

Advice from three students who lost their minds so that now you don't have to.