Phoebe Bain

Phoebe is a student at the College of William & Mary. She's an avid writer, reader, runner, ukulele player, and user of the passive voice. Her favorite show is How I Met Your Mother, and she loves how giraffes look when they sleep.

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How to Write a College Decision Appeal Letter

So you got the thin envelope. Fortunately, your case isn't always closed upon that first rejection letter. Here are a few ways you could change their minds.read more

11 Unexpected College Costs

If you thought college was expensive before, just wait until you see some of these unexpected costs.read more

5 Signs You Should Drop a Class

If you're unsure about dropping a college class, check out this guide to see if it's worth it.read more

Top Questions to Ask College Admission Counselors

Admission counselors are some of the most helpful people along the college process. Ask these questions to optimize your interactions with them.read more

Top Questions to Ask College Admission Representatives

You'll probably see all the same admissions representatives at all your regional events. Here are some questions to ask when you see them.read more

How to Write About Yourself in Your College Essay (Without Bragging)

A place between humble and prideful exists, and that's the exact place you want to reach in your college application essays.read more

7 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor (and When to Ask Them)

Need answers about the college search and application process? Don't be afraid to ask your guidance counselor! Here are some important questions you should ask, plus when to ask them.read more

The Best (and Worst) College Admission Essay Topics

What should you write your college admission essay about? And which topics should you avoid? Here are some of the best (and the worst) college essay ideas. read more

How to Talk to Admission Officers in Person and Over E-mail

Luckily, admission counselors are usually really nice, and it's easy to chat with them in person or over e-mail. Here are helpful tips for doing both.read more

Pros and Cons of Retaking the SAT or ACT

Should you subject yourself to test-taking hell all over again to get a better score? It depends. Here are some pros and cons of retaking the SAT or ACT.read more