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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.

Rank the College Before the Campus Visit

It was simple really. I wanted to get a sense of what my college-bound teen thought about a particular college before we went on the campus visit. So, I came up with a simple question to get him to rank a college before the campus visit.

Get Ready to Accept an Offer of Admission

College admission offers are in and now my son is evaluating which option is the best fit. Another round of college visits is coming up.

Find a Hotel Near Campus

It’s easy to find a hotel near campus! Search by either name of the...

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Attacked by Zombies is not an excuse

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

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.

Being A Tall Poppy

— Is standing out in a college admissions interview good or bad?

5 Tips for High School Students Interested in an Arts College

– 5 key tips for the high school student interested in an art and design college. Whether on your college visit or attending a college preview program, learn steps to help turn what you love into a career after you graduate.

The Secret Life of a Stealth Applicant

Are you a stealth applicants? In today’s high-tech, on-demand, online world of click-touch-swipe, this cadre of college-bound teens see themselves as web-savvy college researchers navigating the path to their academic futures. Some college admissions officers, however, see them differently.

College Admission Decisions: Admitted, Denied, or Deferred

It’s mid-December and that means that email notifications and letters have started hitting the inboxes and mail boxes of high school students who applied to college as Early Decision or Early Action applicants. Take the appropriate action based on what the notification letter says.

From ordinary to organized: Make the most of your dorm room

Begin college organized and you’ll be on your way to an easy transition from home to dorm. Check out these 6 tips for an organized dorm room.

St. Lawrence University – 1st Year Experience

If you’re wondering what your 1st year experience will be like once you get into college, you’re not alone. Taking that big, next step is exciting for some and terrifying for others. Colleges know this and can help.

Smart College Search Tip #1

College Search tip: Search for colleges near activities you enjoy, like “colleges near ski resorts.”

The Perks of Performing Arts Centers

You may think that university arts centers are only for music and theater majors, but you’d be wrong. They are so much more and performing arts centers can, and should be, an important part of college life.

CORT Helps with College Students’ Furniture while Parents Relax

Got the college move-in blues? Stressed? Need help with college students’ furniture? Maybe renting furniture is the option for you.

The Bare Necessities (for a College Dorm)

Don’t leave home for college without the right college dorm necessities!

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.

Visiting Colleges in Chicago? Consider a Weekend in the Windy City

Chicago is my kind of town. From the breathtaking architecture, to the fabulous shopping on the Magnificent Mile, to their infamous Chicago pizza, the city offers visitors a plethora of activities for a weekend visit. If you’re visiting any of the colleges in the Chicago area, why pass up an opportunity to spend the weekend in the Windy City?

Visit St. Lawrence University

You know that any university can look good in a brochure, which is why a campus visit is such a valuable tool in your college search. Here’s how to get the most out of your visit to St. Lawrence University.

How I Chose Coastal Carolina University

There are a ton of things to consider when picking a college. In the end, my decision came down to choosing between which opportunities I could take advantage of immediately and what the location of the school was like.

Ditch Those Preconceived Notions!

— Planning to visit New York City? In addition to the bright lights of the big city, you’ll find big opportunities for learning at the college level. From urban colleges to sprawling campuses, NYC is not only a great place to visit, it’s a great place to visit colleges!

Give your Florida College Visits a Boost – Free!

– Planning campus visits to Florida colleges? You can be a student touring campuses AND be a tourist all on the same trip! The sunshine state has much to offer including tours of the Kennedy Space Center and free rocket launches!

New SCV Video: Going On College Tours

Original music score by Mark M....

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.

Sallie Mae Releases National Study: How America Pays for College

Now in its ninth edition, How America Pays for College 2016, a national study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos, is an annual report that looks at undergraduate families’ attitudes toward college, how much they spent, and the sources they used to pay for it.

How to Break the Financial Aid Award Letter Code

To break the financial aid award letter code, Sallie Mae — the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company — recommends the following tips in the infographic below. See SallieMae.com/AwardLetters for more information about paying for college.

St. Lawrence University – 1st Year Experience

If you’re wondering what your 1st year experience will be like once you get into college, you’re not alone. Taking that big, next step is exciting for some and terrifying for others. Colleges know this and can help.

Visit St. Lawrence University

You know that any university can look good in a brochure, which is why a campus visit is such a valuable tool in your college search. Here’s how to get the most out of your visit to St. Lawrence University.

Next on #CampusChat: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

What is a “liberal arts education?” Find out on our next #CampusChat !

Campus Visits: The Super Bowl of Choosing a College

Colleges can create any kind of experience possible during campus visits. Some will do so differently — and better — than others. What’s been your experience?

University of New Haven – National Security Studies

Major in truth, justice, and the American way! The University of New Haven offers National Security Studies through the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Be one of the good guys (white hat optional).

Jump Right In To UNH’s Marine Biology Program

As a freshman in University of New Haven’s Marine Biology Program, you’ll discover quickly that when the program description says “Jump Right In,” take it literally.

Explore UNH: A New Campus Visitor’s Guide for University of New Haven

February 6, 2013: In response to the growing popularity of mobile devices,...

Focal Points: University of New Haven

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier institution recognized as...

University of New Haven: Before, During, & After You Visit

BEFORE You Visit UNH: Explore all of the campus visit programs and choose...