Tag: college admission

Should I Ace Easy Classes or Push Myself in Hard Ones?

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Is it smarter to take easy classes to boost your GPA or challenge yourself but risk lower grades in harder classes? Our experts have the answer! read more

College Planning Calendar: June 2020


Stay on top of the college planning process with our monthly College Planning Calendar for counselors, students, and parents. read more

Which Admission Tests Should International Students Take?

Freelance Writer

Planning to attend university in the US? Learn about potential SAT and ACT requirements and English-language proficiency tests you may have to take here. read more

Do I Need to Submit Supplemental Materials?

Director of Communications, Commonwealth School

Should you send in supplemental materials with your college applications? It depends--but you should definitely follow any directions given by the school. read more

Student Advice to Start Exploring Colleges and Majors

CollegeXpress Student Writer, University of Maryland, College Park

Ready to find the right school and the right major for you? Start your search with advice from a college student who's been there! read more

What Counselors Are Doing to Help Students at Home


The coronavirus may have shut high schools down, but counselors are still available to help when you need it. See how you can work with yours remotely now! read more

What Standardized Tests Should You Take (or Not)?

Freelance Writer

Standardized test requirements are drastically changing in the higher education world. Figure out which tests you should be taking or not for your college goals with this advice! read more

College Flexibility and COVID-19: Expert Q&A

Independent Educational Consultant

Parents are concerned with how the coronavirus is going to affect their students' futures. We've got advice from an expert consultant to help ease your stress! read more

College in a Post-COVID-19 World: Counselor Q&A

Certified Educational Planner; Co-founder & President, One-Stop College Counseling

Get more insight on higher education changes during the coronavirus pandemic with another Q&A session from one of the CollegeXpress community's college planning experts. read more

5 Ways Students Can Prepare for College Applications

College Counselor and Tutor, Moon Prep

Using this extra time you have at home to get ahead on your college applications is just smart. These five quick tips can help you prepare to apply to college! read more