Navigating the College Maze

TO INCREASE ACCESS TO COLLEGE, CLOSE THE INFORMATION GAP THAT LEAVES TOO MANY FIRST-GENERATION, LOW-INCOME STUDENTS BEHIND “What is Smith College?” she asked. It was late November and one of my seniors sat down to talk with me about college. … Continued

Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure

Although it’s been a long time, I vividly recall my reaction when I learned that I had been admitted to Amherst College: The admissions office must have made a terrible mistake.

8 Tips For Choosing a School

A successful college experience must provide not just the right academic and social fit but also the right financial fit. A few suggestions to find yours.

Everything You Need to Know About the New SAT

The new SAT will soon arrive on a wave of bold promises. The College Board has said its redesigned admission test would contain “no more mysteries.” Instead of being a riddle to solve, it would correspond with high-school curriculums and better reflect what students have learned.

‘Taking My Parents to College’

It was a simple question, but we couldn’t find the answer in any of the paperwork the college had sent. How long was my family supposed to stay for orientation?