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Will Your College Application Pass the Google Test?

The CollegeBound Network | November 13, 2013

We warned you over a year ago that social media #fails could have a direct affect on your college applications. This week, that warning has been confirmed by a new survey that has nearly one third of college admissions officers admitting to Googling their candidates to help narrow the playing field. Ask yourself this right now: If a college Googled you, what would it find? [Read More]

Financial Aid, The Musical? Yep!

The CollegeBound Network | October 23, 2013

I sort of love this, and since it’s “Wordless Wednesday,” I just had to post it… [Read More]

These Colleges Earn an “F” in Grammar

Robyn Tellefsen | August 12, 2013

2013 College World Series

We all make mistakes in our writing… but institutions of higher education are often held to a, well, higher standard. Students at the State University of New York at Geneseo have even set up a Facebook page to highlight the appalling grammatical errors found around campus. And when we discover typos emblazoned on college billboards, newspapers, and even diplomas, the errors are particularly egregious.

These college typos made us do a double take… [Read More]

Laptops, smartphones are key accessories for students, but pen and paper aren't completely out, either.

Hey, you got a pen? You may have whispered that to a friend in high school on a day when you had a test or needed to take notes and completely forgot about bringing a pen or pencil to class.

When you’re in college, it’s more likely you’ll be bringing your laptop, tablet and/or smartphone to class to take notes during a professor’s lecture. But when you’re getting ready for that first week of school, go ahead and grab a box or pencils and pens – you’ll likely need them, too. [Read More]

Student Athletes Suffer Social Media Attacks

Robyn Tellefsen | January 9, 2013

How many of us have gone to a game and yelled at the players who weren’t doing what we thought they should? Angry shouts in the stadium may get drowned out in the din of the crowd, but blasts on social media are in black and white for all the world – including the athletes themselves – to see. [Read More]

Read all about college life and the admissions process, with blogs hosted by schools, college-focused publications, major news outlets, private college admissions counselors, test prep companies, and more.

Our list is by no means scientifically chosen. These are just a few of the blogs that we frequent that offer informative and entertaining reads worth checking out if you’re a college-bounder or the parent of one. And, therefore, we wanted to make a special shout out to them and induct them into our “College Blog Honor Roll.”

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Study Looks at How Students, Well, Study

Lori Johnston | December 21, 2012

Finals are over for college students, but it will soon be time for a new semester to begin and for students to put their study habits back into action. Some high schoolers may be getting a taste of the college life in early 2013 if you already are participating in an early enrollment program. Or if not, the habits of current college students may give you an idea of what to expect in fall. [Read More]

#CollegeCash Chat Tonight: Getting College Application Organized

The CollegeBound Network | August 16, 2012

@CollegeBoundNet has been invited to guest host tonight’s edition of #CollegeCash chat with @JodiOkun on Twitter (10 P.M. ET). The chat is highly recommended for parents of high schoolers or college-bounders themselves who are looking for some great tips, advice, resources, and more on how to survive the college cash crunch.

But tonight, the topic shifts from money matters to what will likely dominate the next year or two of most college-bounders’ lives: College applications! [Read More]

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