Resources and Articles

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

Going to an elite university was always the goal for Luke Smith. He had good grades, grew up surrounded by people who also attended college, and had a basic understanding […]

For 1-on-1 help with your college applications from’s Admissions Experts, register with today. Born and raised in Norway, Line dreamed of exploring the world ever since she was […]

Penn State (PSU), aptly named Happy Valley, is a gorgeous campus with a myriad of things to see and do. The bustling campus can feel overwhelming for new students trying […]

Photo courtesy of Cornell University For many prospective Cornell applicants, it can be intimidating to consider spending several years in a small, rural town. When it comes to student life […]

Photographer: Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Finn covers standardized testing as well as test prep strategies. For more help with building a […]

Photographer: Alyssa Ledesma | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Zoe Edington shares tips on how to prepare for college during your sophomore year of high school. For […]

The Social Sciences division is full of interesting majors, from Women, Gender, and Sexual Studies to African American Studies. One of the most fruitful processes for me at Harvard was […]

Photographer: Pedro Lastra | Source: Unsplash With the number of applicants rising every year, college admissions can be extremely competitive. A traditional university, however, is not the only route to […]

The following article features recent Northwestern University admit Bridgette, who was a member of’s Scholars Program. For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application […]

Photo courtesy of Princeton University Hi everyone! My name is Taylor, and I graduated from Princeton University in 2016. I really enjoyed my time at Princeton and am thankful for […]

Image: Two parents reflecting as their daughter graduates high school and heads to college soon Parents and family members are often a huge part of the application process. But it […]

Photographer: Jude Beck | Source: Unsplash In this article, Head of Advising Lauren Lynch shares tips for how parents can help support their children through the college applications process. […]

Congrats! If you’re reading this, it means you’re probably thinking about classes to take in college already, so you’ve likely been recently admitted or started school. Or if you’re still […]

After four exciting years at Brown University, I’m now preparing to leave the place I called home. But I still remember my first day: moving in, anxiously awaiting the arrival […]

I entered UC Berkeley as an undeclared major. I was so focused on getting in that I never really considered what I wanted to study, something that I regret a […]

Adawson8 | Wikimedia One of the most popular undergraduate colleges at the University of Notre Dame is the Mendoza College of Business. Students in the college have the choice between […]

How do you keep a healthy work-life balance at Harvard—or any similarly rigorous university? Managing an unfamiliar environment and new friendships is hard enough. All the new opportunities available to […]

If you are an incoming freshmen at UC Berkeley, you are generally ensured a spot for on-campus housing. While it might be cheaper to live off-campus, I highly recommend choosing […]

Photographer: kyo azuma | Source: Unsplash Though most of your applications will be completed and submitted during your senior year of high school, your junior year is of utmost importance […]

Photographer: Estée Janssens | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Brynlee shares tips on how to spend your Junior Summer to get into college. To build a strategy for […]

Photographer: Emily Xie | Source: Unsplash In this article, Head of Advising Lauren Lynch discusses Ivy Day. For more guidance on the college application process in general, sign up […]