What Really Matters in Your College Search

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Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Institutional Planning, Drew University

Advice from an admission insider to help you discern what you truly want and need out of your college of choice. read more

Top 5 Questions About Recommendation Letters, Answered

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Everything you should know about recommendation letters, including who to ask, when to ask, and more. read more

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

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Freelance Writer

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

Early Action vs. Regular Decision: Pros and Cons

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Not sure whether to apply to college Early Action or Regular Decision? A high school senior offers the pros and cons of both admission options. read more

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