Some colleges are need-blind, while others only consider financial need when filling the last spots or pulling from the waitlist. But colleges want to admit their best applicants, and if you need financial aid in order to afford a school, you should apply. …
By Meredith Clement    |
College types include public, private, community, technical, liberal arts, service academies, historically Black colleges and universities, tribal colleges, for-profit colleges, art colleges, single-sex colleges, and religious-affiliated colleges. …
By Lauren Danz    |
Learn the process for college tours, including how to check in, what will be covered, how many families will be with you, how long the tour will last, what you'll see, who you'll meet, and what you may receive at the end. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn what you need to know about international colleges including academic programs, the admissions focus, languages, applications, visas, costs, and financial aid. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Learn who is considered a transfer student, good reasons for a student to transfer, what's involved in the transfer admissions process, if most credits will transfer, if transfer students are eligible for financial aid, and more. …
By Sherri Geller, Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Learn how to accept your financial aid offer, when you need to accept an offer by, when schools set their cost of attendance for the year, if outside scholarships impact merit scholarship awards, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn who your letter of recommendation should come from, how many letters are needed, and what qualities are most valued in the letter. …
By Lauren Danz    |
Learn how long the essay typically is, if you can use the same essay for different schools, how to make your essay stand out, and if you'll need to answer other questions in addition to the essay. …
By Lauren Danz    |
Learn how many colleges to apply to, how to write the college essay, when college applications are due, how to create a resume, how to find colleges with no application fees, and when to apply for college. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn what rolling admissions is, how the deadlines differ, why schools use it, and if the application requirements are the same. …
By Iris Godes, Shaun Connolly    |