Resources and Articles

Helpful tips, resources, and articles from our Admissions Experts and the CollegeAdvisor team.

5 min read This is the first in a series of articles by McKenzie Murray detailing her experience of being a Black student at Cornell University. Throughout these articles, McKenzie […]

10 min read In the second installment of our series “Black Students and College Admissions,” CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert McKenzie details the structures at Cornell designed to facilitate Black students’ experiences on campus […]

12 min read This is the third and final installment of CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert McKenzie Murray’s series on Black students at Cornell University. In this article, McKenzie discusses her own […]

12 min read In this publication, Admissions Expert Lily gives a thorough senior year checklist for students applying to colleges in the fall. For more guidance on how to prepare […]

6 min read In this article, College Admissions Expert KiKi details the importance of a personal narrative and the role it plays in completing a student’s college application. For more guidance […]

7 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Meaghan shares tips for how students can take steps to plan for a future after college. For more guidance on planning […]

11 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Experts Theodore and Abbie define college acceptance rates and the role they play when creating a college list. For more guidance on […]

8 min read Check out the article below for tips from CollegeAdvisor.com’s Admissions Experts on how to write a great college essay. For more guidance on personal essays and the college […]

In this Yale Financial Aid Guide, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Zoe (Yale ‘16) walks us through how she paid for Yale University, from beginning the application process to graduating from Yale. […]

Photo courtesy of Williams College Once I clicked close on the tab that congratulated me for my final college commitment, relief flooded my body. Twelve years of schooling had let […]

Photo courtesy of Williams College In this Williams College financial aid guide, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Nadiya walks us through how she paid for college with the help of financial aid. […]

Image: Student appearing stressed | Photographer: JESHOOTS.COM | Source: Unsplash Here at CollegeAdvisor.com, we know that college admissions are a lot to deal with. The stress of picking schools, writing […]

During the first year at Harvard, there is so much to see and to do. Every experience feels new, and there are so many people to meet! It can be […]

Photo courtesy of The University of Chicago In this UChicago financial aid guide, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Arielle breaks down the process of how she paid for college: from applying to […]

Raise your hand if you’re a high school senior, and your college applications to-do list looks more like a to-do tower – shadowing over you with seemingly endless tasks and […]

Photographer: Brayden George | Source: Unsplash With over 5,000 colleges and universities in the U.S, it can be very nerve-wracking to determine which institution is the right one for you. […]

What is the difference between a quarter and a semester system? Traditionally, universities and colleges will have one of two academic calendars: a traditional semester system or a quarter system. […]

As a prospective Georgetown student, there’s a good chance that you’re at least curious about taking one or two Government classes. As a student, I loved the flexibility of the […]

With just about two weeks until most regular decision deadlines are due (January 1), we’ve put together a quick college application checklist to help you feel as confident as possible […]

Photographer: Kelly Sikkema | Source: Unsplash In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Becky Weinstein will walk you through the “extracurricular hook” – developing your extracurriculars into a hook for college […]

First off, if you’re reading this because you just got accepted or are planning on attending Brown, congrats! Brown is such a great place that fosters and promotes creative expression […]