Recent Posts From College Admissions

Admitted Early Decision

So you’re admitted early decision. Great! Don’t think you can just take the rest of your senior year off. Keep up the good work that got you accepted, so your college doesn’t have to pull your offer. Yes — It happens, and no one likes it.

What is ZeeMee? Everything You Need to Know About The Admissions-Friendly Social Media

ZeeMee is a college admissions specific social media tool, allowing a student to create a multimedia profile about themselves to be viewed by counselors. At this writing, over 220 colleges and universities and 15,000 high schools partner with ZeeMee, so there’s a good chance you or your student already is, or about to be, on the ZeeMee bandwagon. Find out more …

When to Hit ‘Submit’: Finding the College Application Timing Sweet Spot

When should you apply to college and when do college applications get reviewed? It’s all about schedules and timelines — the colleges’ — not yours.

Advice for Parents of Middle School Students

What would you do as parents of middle school students when things aren’t going exactly right? Do you do nothing and consider this one of “life’s lessons” where your child has to learn to tough it out no matter what middle school scheduling throws at him?

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Scholarship Mom Tip #151: The Word of the Day Matters

Test prep programs are a great way to help students increase scores and a word of the day calendar can make a great gift to help build vocabulary.

SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat

Featured guest, Magoosh, shares SAT test prep tips during #CampusChat. From practice tests to video tutoring, there’s a wealth of resources available.

’twas the Night Before SATs

Author and humorist Nancy Berk shares her take on that timely (and often dreaded) event in the following video excerpt from her book–College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get Into A Great College Without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind.

SAT Test Prep Tips

Got SAT test anxiety? Preparation is the key and even if you’re in a...

What is ZeeMee? Everything You Need to Know About The Admissions-Friendly Social Media

ZeeMee is a college admissions specific social media tool, allowing a student to create a multimedia profile about themselves to be viewed by counselors. At this writing, over 220 colleges and universities and 15,000 high schools partner with ZeeMee, so there’s a good chance you or your student already is, or about to be, on the ZeeMee bandwagon. Find out more …

4 Times ‘Gilmore Girls’ Lorelai Made Rory’s College Career Harder

As long-time superfans of this show, we couldn’t be happier about a new Gilmore Girls! But as college admissions experts, they had us cringing at Lorelai and her attitude surrounding Rory’s college search process. Don’t get us wrong: We love Lorelai! Coffee coffee coffee! But a lot of her choices during Rory’s final Chilton years and how she supports (or doesn’t support) Rory’s decision-making process is a parent’s college search nightmare…

Attacked by Zombies is not an excuse

Admission deadline. DEADline. No, we don’t mean the punk rock band, we...

Still Deciding Where To Apply? Try a Pros and Cons List

If you are still deciding where to apply to college or which colleges are on your top 5 list, then it’s time to make a pros and cons list.

Mind Over College Prep Matters 

Mind over college prep matters is a life skill parents and students can continue to use in college and beyond.

Scholarships – Free College Money

Does free college money sound good to you? Try the Sallie Mae Scholarship Search.

Don’t Miss the FAFSA Show

The FAFSA Show is a must-see for anyone interested in money for college. Don’t miss it! It’s the most important thing you can do for college money.

Q & A with Paying for College Expert Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae brought their expertise on the FAFSA and paying for college to CampusChat, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Read the Q&A for expert FAFSA tips.

Free Planning-for-College Resources Help Families Make the Most of College Visits

To make the most of college visits, Sallie Mae – the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company – has five essential tips for families.

SAT Test Prep Tips from Magoosh on #CampusChat

Featured guest, Magoosh, shares SAT test prep tips during #CampusChat. From practice tests to video tutoring, there’s a wealth of resources available.

Test Prep

Nothing puts anxiety in a student’s head more than standardized tests. But, love ’em or hate ’em, they are an integral part of the college admissions process. Try these five easy test prep tips, no panicking allowed!

Smart Q & A: Is Optional SAT really Optional?

QUESTION (via Twitter): from: @suddenlyfrugal Admissions officer told us...

Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Prepped & Polished

If ever you thought that there could be nothing more boring than talking...