Tag: college decision

How Counselors Can Help Students Handle Their Deferred-to-Waitlist Agony

Co-Founder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

Being put on a college waitlist after being deferred is a double whammy of indecision, and it can be crushing to the applicant. Unfortunately many counselors may be working with a deferred-to-waitlisted student right now. If you are, here's the best plan of action for you both. read more

4 Factors That Impacted My College Decision

CollegeXpress Student Writer

A high school senior shares four factors she considered most important when choosing a college. read more

Top National Decision Day Advice


Our best advice on how to make your final college decision, all in one place. read more

Not Your Parents' Future: Getting the Courage to Go to the College You Want

Student, Advantage Academy

You've spent your whole life doing what your parents told you to do, trying to make them proud. Now they're asking you to choose this college or that major. But is it what you want? read more

5 Steps to Making Your Final College Decision


So, you're down to the wire on choosing your college. Time to make some tough decisions. These five steps will help. read more

What Role Should Parents Play in the College Search?

President, EducatedQuest.com

I meet parents who have allowed their student to take the lead in their college search as well as those who wanted their student to favor one school over all others, whether it be for cost, closeness to home, choice of a major, or perceived prestige. It's best to find a happy medium. read more

Make the Most of Your Last Summer Before College

Market Research Analyst, Carnegie Communications

The summer before college should be an exciting one. Here are a few things you should do this summer in the midst of all your busyness and anticipation. read more

Beginning the College Search Process


Deciding where to go to college isn't easy. But even if you've dreamed of going to a certain school your whole life, not checking out your other options can only do you a disservice. read more