IN A NATION WHERE BLACK students integrating schools were met with riots in the 1960s, historically black colleges and universities have been instrumental in the education of African Americans. These schools, known as HBCUs, served a student population that other institutions overwhel...

What Is a Deferral?

Simply put, a deferral is a second chance at admission. Rather than rejecting good-fit students with strong profiles, applications are instead deferred to the regular round where they’ll be reviewed again within the context of the regular applicant pool, as if they hadn’t been rev...

Ah, deadlines: sworn enemy of students across the nation. When you’re busy with classes, extracurricular activities, and a social life, it’s easy to let due dates whoosh by. Exam, term paper, Spanish club meeting…We get it.

Nevertheless, we’re here to point out a few more critical commit...


This is the year you put all the puzzle together. Your grades constitute a large part of what college take into account when considering admission. Your junior transcript in the most important transcript, make it count.

❖ Academic difficulties: Seek assistance from your parents, teacher and resource ...


The CSS Profile is an application you fill out online to determine whether you qualify for non-federal aid. (To apply for federal aid fill out the FAFSA.

How is the CSS Profile Different From FAFSA?

  • Although CSS is often compared to FAFSA, here are the key differences between the two: ...
Several concerning enrollment trends are holding strong as the latest, and more comprehensive, 
data show. 
Experts and advocates are particularly worried about community colleges. 
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has bad news. Again.

Its latest fall 2020 enrollment re...

The orange invasion is back. Stores have once again exploded with pumpkin spice—and this year it started long before Labor Day. From craft beers and cereal to coffee and candles, it’s everywhere you turn. To be honest, I am not a fan, but I know some people who eagerly anticipate its re...

Starting Oct. 1, current and prospective college  students  and their families can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA, for their share of $150 billion in federal student aid (including grants, loans...

  No matter how stellar your transcript, no matter how mastered your extracurricular activities, no matter how lyrical your essay—no application is complete without your SAT scores.

So how do you make sure your SAT scores are sent properly, at the right time, and with only the scores you ar...


While most colleges at the top of the rankings saw little movement, others in the middle saw significant jumps and slides.

U.S. News Ranks 2021 Best Colleges

 

Princeton University in New Jersey again ranked at No. 1 in the National Universities rankings

HIGHER EDUCATION CAN BE a vast and conf...

If high school seniors want to graduate, they have to complete a FAFSA in these states now.

According to a federal study released last year, there are many reasons why students don’t complete the FAFSA: a majority of families believe that they can cover the cost of school on their own or that they wo...

A gradually emerging revolution in college admission is on the cusp of taking flight.

Since Angela Duckworth's TED talk on grit in 2013, growing number of educators are paying attention to character education, the role of character in shaping the culture of a campus and what personal attrib...

All students benefit from the opportunity to seek a well-matched college setting through one-on-one GUIDANCE with an experienced and professional independent educational consultant (IEC) Here are SIX types of students who benefit from IEC guidance

1 High-achievers: Students who...

In light of cancellations for many spring and summer ACT and SAT exams because of COVID-19, a number of colleges have decided to shift to a test-optional admissions process for the 2020-21 admissions cycle.

Limited testing availability for both the ACT and SAT this fall, and the d...

Two-year colleges offer many benefits to students, including affordability and convenience.

The traditional four-year college experience isn't for everyone. Some students aren't sure what they want to study, while others are looking for a more affordable education. Many students study fo...

Nicholas Johnson

Johnson is the first black valedictorian in Princeton’s history.

He said he appreciates the encouragement he has received at Princeton in developing his academic interests. The University’s support through opportunities including international internships and cultural immersion trips ...

Students in the United States are graduating from high school and completing college at the highest rates in decades. On the surface, these growing education levels seem to offer reason to celebrate. But a closer look reveals a widening income and employment gap between high school grad...

The good news is that deferring your college admission for a year has never been easier or more acceptable. Universities and colleges are recognizing that gap years can result in a more mature, dedicated student body that brings with it a wealth of diverse experiences. That means that they are more ...