Why Every College Student Should Attend Office Hours

CollegeXpress Student Writer

Going to your professors' office hours won't hurt you in any way; it can only benefit you. Here's how. read more

How can I get letters of recommendation for my transfer application after a short period of time?

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This may sound odd, but why are you transferring after a short time? You should remain in one college for at least a year before considering transfer. read more

Who and How to Ask for College Recommendation Letters

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Now that the fall of your senior year is here, you are probably starting to get serious about completing your college applications. What should at the top of your to-do list? Getting your recommendations lined up. read more

Guest Post: Your Most Important Resource in Music Performance College Search

Data Entry Specialist, Carnegie Communications

Music performance programs can be very vigorous and competitive, and to have the best chance of getting into your first choice school, you need to make some informed decisions. read more

How do admission counselors rank the different application elements, like GPA, test scores, essay, and recommendations?

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This may vary by school, but in many cases the work that you have done over three to four years of high school is the most important indicator of your ability to do college level work. It is not just the grades, but the rigor of the classes that you take that will show your abilities. read more

Guide Freshmen Through the Next Four Years

Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

As a college counselor, you can play a pivotal role in keeping your students grounded and focused on their future early on. This post and next, I'll be discussing just a few of the many ways you can help your freshmen make the most of their vital but fleeting high school years. read more

International College Application Do's and Don'ts

Director of Admission, Loyola New Orleans University

Don't forget to check out these reminders for your college application! read more

International Students and the Job Search


Finding a job in general can be challenging. As an international student, there are even more details to keep in mind. read more

5 Tips for Getting Grad School Recommendations


For some people, getting recommendations can be the most intimidating part of the graduate school application process. This doesn't need to be the case, and with a few simple pointers, you can maximize the impact of your recommendations. read more

Applying to Graduate School


If you're planning on applying to grad school, you're probably wondering what the basic steps are and what your timeline should be. The single best piece of advice in this process is...do everything early! read more