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Getting Into College

Getting into college might be a scary thing, but it's an inevitable process you'll need to go through in order to get where you want to go. What should you do first? Where do you turn? What are the tests like? What should you look for? There are so many questions that arise during the admissions process that it may be overwhelming. But never fear! Our getting into college articles will help prepare you and get you where you want to be.

  • College Admissions
    It may be overwhelming when you think about starting to apply to colleges. What are those college admissions offices really looking for? The essays, high school transcripts, the recommendation roundups, and deadlines shouldn't have to be difficult and stressful. From those who have been there and done that take a look at some helpful tips, tricks, and stories from deciding to apply to actually moving into your first dorm freshman year.
  • Finding a College
    It's most likely the first big decision you'll have to make -- that's why finding a college that's right for you is a big deal! Choosing a college starts with thinking about the type of student you are, what you want to study, and what type of college experience you'd like to have. Then you'll have to start exploring various colleges to see which ones appeal to you. Get some tips and advice on finding a college, then get started on your college research.
  • College Scholarships
    A college education certainly comes with a hefty price tag. But don't be discouraged! There are many opportunities available for scholarships so that students who show exceptional promise have the chance to get the education they deserve. There are scholarships for many different types of interests, activities, sports, and more. Read on for college scholarship strategies, types of scholarships, and scholarship winner profiles. And then maybe you'll get some ideas of your own on applying for and winning a scholarship that will get you the education to last you a lifetime.
  • College Financial Aid
    To beat the college cash crunch, explore how the college financial aid process works, and make it work for you. Learn strategies to maximize college financial aid, get student loan to-knows, discover savings options, and pick up tips for filling out the FAFSA and other aid applications. It also helps to get expert insight into breaking down financial aid packages, financial aid negotiation tactics, how to get the most bang for your college buck, and more.
  • SAT/ACT Test Prep & College Exams
    College admissions tests, otherwise known as the SAT and ACT, is one of the biggest sources of stress for college-bounders. Get some tips on test prep and learn how to separate face from fiction when it comes to college exams and how they'll affect your overall admissions chances. Once you've prepped for college exams, you'll see they're not as scary as you think.
  • College Applications
    College applications are perhaps the biggest anxiety-inducers of your entire high school career. But if you commit the right amount of time and learn some strategies for showing off your best self in your apps, you'll no doubt get through it with flying colors. Learn all the nitty gritty details of admissions applications, from how to find the time to do them, compiling all of its elements like recommendation letters and transcripts, and why each college has their own college application rules.
  • College Waitlists and Rejections
    We won't lie; getting rejected or wait-listed by your top college choice isn't fun -- but it isn't the be-all and end-all of your budding college career. Check out these articles about dealing with disappointment, fighting to get accepted, and turning a second-choice school into the best thing that happened to your education. There's even advice when to stay on a waitlist and when to appeal a rejection.
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  • Apply Yourself on Your College Application
    The college application process is a stressful rite of passage that brings high levels of anxiety to both students and their parents. While nothing can diminish the great sense of accomplishment you have when you get into college, what can be reduced is some of the angst that comes along with preparing for that moment of truth. Let's take a look at the breakdown of the college application.
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