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College prep: One mom's timeline for high school

GreatSchools asked a San Francisco mom whose sons were accepted at competitive four-year colleges to share her year-by-year timeline for high school. Even if your situation is different, her insights can help you help your child.

Understanding college admissions tests

College admissions tests, a rite of passage for high school students, are changing. Here's what you and your child need to know.

Is college right for your child?

College is expensive, your child doesn't have a clue about a career path. Is it really worth it? Read on before you decide.

Why community colleges?

What's the best path for your child?

Easing college admissions anxiety

More students are applying to college than ever before. Even with the increased competition, most who apply to four-year colleges are admitted.

College tours for…tweens?!

Want your child to catch the college bug? One mom discovers the secret: get 'em while they're young.

Secrets of searching for college money

If parents start early and get creative, college funds may turn up in the most unexpected places.

Charting a course to college

Getting kids ready for college means starting early and following a plan.

Tips for starting a college fund

Affording college may be easier than you think.

Are Four Years of College Financing Enough?

Many students take more than four years to graduate from college, a fact parents need to consider in their financial planning.