The Top College Application Do's and Don'ts


There's a lot to keep track of when you're applying to colleges. But these are the top, super-important do's and don'ts of the college application process. read more

How many schools should I apply to?

by and

It's not the number of schools you apply to that is important. It's the thought and care put into each application. read more

Q&A With Emily: Improving Scholarship Applications

CollegeXpress Student Writer

Question: How do I make myself look better on scholarship applications? read more

5 Easy Ways to Trim Your College Application Essay

President, Wow Writing Workshop

It's important to stick to the given word count for your college application essays. If you're having trouble doing that, follow these tips! read more

5 Critical Reminders Before Sending in Your Graduate School Applications

Author, Enrollment Expert

With many of this year's grad school application deadlines right around the corner, it's time for some last-minute admission tips and reminders. read more

What College Admission Counselors Wish You Knew


As you go through your college application process, there will come a time when you think to yourself: "I wish I could peek inside college admission counselors' brains. Just so I could know what they're thinking. Just for a second!" read more

The Ultimate Guide to College Applications: How to Stand Out from the Crowd

Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid, Endicott College

All that soul searching to find the perfect college has come down to this, your application. But what actually goes into that mythical document? read more

The Essential Campus Visit Question List


Ask the nitty gritty questions that will help you get a feel for the atmosphere, the students, and life on campus. read more

The College Admission Process Part V: The FAFSA

Student, Morehead State University

Four installments of college application advice have come down to this: the (not-so-dreaded) FAFSA! read more

What Admission Counselors Want to See in Your Grad School Application

Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, West Virginia University

What are graduate admission officers really looking for when they review your application? Hint: it's not all about the grades. read more