Sara Lindberg

Sara Lindberg

Sara Lindberg is a freelance writer and former secondary school counselor. She has a Master of Education in Counseling and 20 years of experience working with middle and high school students and their parents. 

Articles

How to Be a Competitive College Applicant

More and more students are applying to college. With a larger applicant pool, students have to work harder to stand out. Here's how you can do just that.read more

Top High School Activities to Boost Your College Applications

You know that being involved in high school activities will boost your applications, but where do you start? Here are some of the top activities colleges love to see!read more

The Best College Search Websites, Books, and Apps

Searching for colleges requires a lot of research, and it can be difficult without the right tools. Here are the top resources that make searching for colleges easier.read more

8 Advantages of Starting Your College Search Early

Senior year is a stressful time for most students. You can make it a little easier by starting your college search early in high school. Here are eight reasons why!read more

What do "fees" mean when colleges talk about "tuition and fees"?

In addition to paying for classes (aka tuition), you'll also need to cover any fees associated with a university. But what exactly do these "fees" cover?read more

What's the difference between federal and private education loans?

While both options lend you money to help cover college costs, there are some significant differences between federal and private loans you need to know.read more

What is same-day acceptance?

Same-day acceptance, also known as instant decision day, is becoming more popular with transfer students looking to decrease the stress level and time commitment that comes with applying to a new university.read more

How to Start Your Scholarship Search

As you're looking for your best-fit college or university, don't forget about best-fit scholarships too! Here's how to start your search for free aid.read more

What is rolling admission?

Rolling admission gives you more options when it comes to applying to college. Schools with rolling admission evaluate applications until all of the available spots are filled for that year. read more

The Worst Myth: College Is for Rich Kids

One of the longest-standing myths is that you need to be rich in order to get a college degree. But making college both assessable and affordable is within your reach! Here are six options if you're concerned about affording your college costs.read more