Starting Your Senior Year: 5 Things You Need to Do

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

It can be easy to get off track with the excitement of senior year. But these top to-do's will help you finish your last year of high school strongly. read more

The Best (and Worst) College Admission Essay Topics

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Freelance Writer

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

What I Wish I Knew Before Taking SAT Subject Tests

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You know about the SAT, but have you ever heard of SAT Subject Tests? Here's what one student wishes they knew before they took them. read more

15 Mind-Blowing College Essay Tips

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Roanoke College

Writing your college essay can seem daunting, but these 15 pieces of advice can make it easy and painless. read more

The 6 Most Important Things I Learned in My College Search

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Roanoke College

From helpful resources to knowing when to ignore your guidance counselor (!!!), here are six important lessons from the college search. read more

Q&A With Emily: College Fair Questions

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Question: What questions should I ask at a college fair? read more

Lending a Hand: Volunteering for a Better College Application

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

In college admissions, good grades and difficult classes aren't always going to cut it; universities are looking for students who are truly contributing members of society. So if you are looking for ways to stand out in the application process, volunteering your time is a great way to do so. read more

LGBTQ Students: Campus Resources and the College Search

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Most colleges offer LGBQT resources for their students, there to provide support for all kinds of issues. read more

Why I Chose the More Expensive College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

A student tells the tale of how she came to her college decision...and why she chose the college that cost her more in the end. read more

Public and Private Colleges That Don't Stick to the Definitions...

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Loyola University Chicago

We all know typical "private" and "public" college traits. But how well do schools stay in their classified labels? These colleges seem to cross the boundaries between private and public. read more