Set up planning process for college applications

A student can still qualify for the honor of being called an “early bird” as long as he or she completes at least one college application before school starts.


4 tips for writing college application essays

Each university had its own specific essay guidelines, so each essay she wrote had to be unique as well (not to mention engaging enough to set it apart from the rest of the applicants’ submissions).

How to create compelling college scholarship essays 

The scholarship  essay is one of the most feared and frequently concerning part of most college scholarship applications.

Hispanic institute preparing seniors for college

Almost a dozen Alice High School students got a taste of the college admissions process recently when they took part in the National Hispanic Institute’s Collegiate World Series.

Top 5 Reasons to Apply to a Liberal Arts College

Liberal arts colleges are top higher education institutions that emphasize strong foundational skills, such as writing, critical thinking and communication. At a liberal arts college, students aren’t expected to follow certain career paths starting their freshman year but instead are challenged to build a wealth of knowledge across a variety of disciplines.

When to start thinking about college when you aren’t thinking about college

In my two previous posts, I wrote about the importance of preparing for college when students are in their last two years of high school. In this post, I will discuss when everyone else should start thinking about college.

Action Steps for Early College Prep

Although many decisions are made during the senior year, it is best to begin the college process early. There are countless details involved in the college admissions process, and gaining the knowledge necessary in a timely manner is crucial to ultimately making the final decision on where you will attend.

City schools looking to build on college admission success

Last year was good and this year will be even better. That’s the promise from the Buffalo school system which helped the college admission rate jump nine points, from 57 percent of graduates in 2012 to 66 percent last year.

Students Ask College Prep Questions That Get Answers

We don’t have time or money to visit some schools I’m really interested in. What can I do?

Making Colleges More Diverse Even Without Affirmative Action

Lessons from California’s Early Academic Outreach Program

Lexington Law announces $50k in College Scholarships

Lexington Law is pleased to announce the launch of the “Lexington Law Scholarship Award” fund. Today the firm pledged $50,000 towards the scholarship fund. Awards from the fund are available to U.S. students who write winning essays describing what a credit score means to them, how they think they will use it in the future, and how they will maintain a good credit score during their college years

Getting into College: Prep Work (video)

Getting into college is becoming more competitive every year. Admissions offices use standardized tests as a way to measure your child’s ability and potential and that’s why these scores can make or break a student’s chance at getting into school.