The Question: Why College?

Everyone has a different reason for going to college. We asked several college-bound students to share what college means to them.

I Went to My Safety School and I Love It

Enrolling in your safety school can be a major disappointment. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. Real students share their stories of loving their safety school experience.

How to Choose a College Without Visiting It

For some prospective college students, going on a campus tour isn't a possibility. Luckily, there are ways to get a sense of your future alma mater without stepping foot on campus.

Steps to Appealing a College Rejection Letter

It’s natural to be upset if you receive a rejection letter from your top college pick. But as you begin to consider your acceptances, you may want to revisit that rejection from your first choice school too.

3 Things to Know about Applying Early Decision

It’s a big commitment, and you’ll need to be organized and ready to move quickly if you want to make it happen, since the deadline for many schools’ early decision admissions is in early November.

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