What the #%@!& should I write about in my college essay?
Many first-to-college kids don't realize they have stories that colleges want to hear.
6 ways to improve a college essay
Your child has written a draft (or a few drafts) of their college essay — but it's not quite there. Here are six tips for helping your child hone, strengthen, and polish their essay.
42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)
The best low-cost and free tools to help get your child into college
Before you get lost in the jungle of college applications, you should know about these four services.
What you need to know about applying to college early decision and early action
Applying for early admission means better chances of getting in, but it's important to understand what teens are getting — and maybe losing — by going this route.
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.
Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
The 5 best college admissions books
Here are our top picks for books that lead you through the college admissions process. (And don’t panic, they’re all relatively fast and fun reads.)
The most important thing happening (or not happening) in your child’s class
Make sure your child has a place in the economy of the future by nurturing their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) now.
6 questions to ask your child's school about STEM
To find out how your child's school is teaching STEM subjects — and to encourage the school to make STEM a priority — start by asking these six questions.
Straight-A students in remedial classes — unprepared by their high schools to succeed in college
High schoolers do the hard work to reach their dream of attending college only to find themselves in remedial classes because high school left them unprepared.
When "only the best" backfires
Why the most competitive high school may not be right for your teen.
Getting students of color hooked on STEM
The SMASH program, which has links to UC Berkeley, Stanford, and other top universities, strives to close the STEM achievement gap.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?