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My New College Home 2,000 Miles Away

How far would you move to find your new college home?

The Dos and Don’ts of Being Deferred

While being deferred from your first-choice early action or early decision application can be upsetting, take heart. These do’s and don’ts will help the deferred student.

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Lodging Reservation Tools for Colleges

Our goal is to make it easy for families to plan and book travel to visit every campus. Here’s how we’re helping colleges and universities do just that.

Visit Campus Before You Accept

You should never enroll in a college sight unseen. Consider these points.

College Roommate Check-up Time

Living with a college roommate is a huge adjustment — for BOTH roommates. If you’ve been rooming together just long enough to discover what really irritates you about the other, these tips are for you!

Why You Need a Resumé in 9th Grade

Did you know the need for a resumé begins as early as 9th grade? That’s the best time to start when keeping a record of accomplishments becomes important.

CampusChat Recap: Tips for Savvy Interns

Mark Babbitt rocked #CampusChat last night with 9+ fabulous tips for college students seeking internships. Click to read the full transcript.

CampusChat Topic: How to be a Savvy Intern

Mark Babbitt returns to #CampusChat to share tips on how college students can become savvy interns.

Parent College Coach Tip #58: Ditch the Wait List

It’s college decision time and there will be disappointed teens receiving those words from the college, “You have been placed on the wait list.” My advice: ditch the wait list and move on. Look at the colleges that DID offer admission.

Parent College Coach Tip #58: Teach Your Teen Financial Literacy

Student debt is crippling this generation of students. But instead of forgiving the debt, wouldn’t it be better to teach these students some basic financial literacy?

The Rise of a High School Junior: Course Selection & Personality Type

– Any of us working in college admissions or with college-bound teens knows how important course selection is, especially for the junior year of high school. It’s one thing to know it. It’s another to parent your way through the process. Understanding personality types helps.

Parent College Coach Tip #4: Look for College Bargains

– Bargain hunting for a college? There are deals and discounts to cover college costs.

5 Survival Tips for Taking Online College Courses

All college students should expect at least one all-online class as part of any degree program. These five tips will help you stay on track even without the personal interaction of a traditional classroom.

The Dos and Don’ts of Being Deferred

While being deferred from your first-choice early action or early decision application can be upsetting, take heart. These do’s and don’ts will help the deferred student.