What to Do While You're Waiting for Admission Decisions

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Impatiently waiting on admission decisions? Here's what to do to keep calm during this stressful time. read more

The Top College Application Do's and Don'ts

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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

What Holiday Treat Should You Stress Bake/Eat?

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Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Communications

The end of the year means college apps, finals, family, and stress! If you need a cookie break, here are some fun treats to make--and eat! 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

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

What a Ride: Your Road Map to a Successful Senior Year

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Senior year is college go-time! Here's what you should be doing every month, including when you need to step on it and times you can take it slow. read more

What a Ride: Your Road Map to a Successful Senior Year

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Senior year is college go-time! Here's what you should be doing every month, including when you need to step it up and when you can take it slow. read more

7 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor (and When to Ask Them)

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Freelance Writer

Need answers about the college search and application process? Don't be afraid to ask your guidance counselor! Here are some important questions you should ask, plus when to ask them. 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 to Do Summer Before Senior Year of High School

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The summer before senior year is for relaxing, watching TV, and preparing a mind-blowing college application. And, yes, you have time for all three! read more