What the #%@!& should I write about in my college essay?
Many first-to-college kids don't realize they have stories that colleges want to hear.
Taking the ACT and SAT on a budget
College admissions fees — for tests, test prep, and college applications — add up fast. Here’s a way to cut costs.
Why your teen should retake the SAT or ACT
Taking the SAT or ACT a second time is a good idea for pretty much all teens because it’s likely to help — and it definitely won’t hurt.
What nobody tells you when your child is the first to go to college
Your role in your child’s path to college is more important than you may think. Here’s what you need to know.
What I wish I’d known: Advice for first-to-college freshmen (and their parents)
Is your teen headed to college? These students remember what their first year was like — and have insight to share.
14 must-have life skills for teens
Don't let your child leave for college without mastering these key life skills!
Who’s afraid of an empty nest?
A mother braces herself for one of the biggest parenting transitions of all: her youngest child’s departure.
Some notable people who’ve influenced our world have another distinction that may surprise you: they were the first in their family to graduate from college.
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.