Organizations that want to help first-gen college students find the right school
These groups want to help high-need, low-income, minority, and first-to-college students find the right school — and the funds to finance it.
Packing for college
Help your high school graduate pack for dorm life with this handy list of needs.
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.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
14 must-have life skills for teens
Don't let your child leave for college without mastering these key life skills!
Straight-A students in remedial classes — unprepared by their high schools to succeed in college
High schoolers do the hard work to reach their dream of attending college only to find themselves in remedial classes because high school left them unprepared.
America's (small) new trend: taking a gap year
Gap years have long been popular in Europe and Australia. Now, a small but growing group of U.S. teens and their parents are jumping aboard the gap year trend.
101 books for college-bound kids
Sharing the classics with your child is an activity you'll both treasure.
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.
Improving teens' reading speed and comprehension
Middle and high school students can become stronger readers. Here's expert advice for how you can help.
ACT or SAT: What’s the difference?
Find out how these two college admissions tests differ and whether your student should take one or the other, or both.
Planning your teen's summer after 9th grade
How teens spend their time over the summer can be excellent fodder for college essays and applications. Now’s the time to strategically plan your ninth grader’s summer.