Just how important is a college admissions essay?
How much difference does a great college essay make in admission — and what really makes a great essay?
College prep tips for middle schoolers
If you're not thinking about college yet, it's time. Here are 7 steps to get you started.
College admission scandal grew out of a system ripe for corruption
Many youth sports are pricey to play. Yet research shows that college athletes get the biggest admissions advantages.
Many colleges don't require the SAT or ACT
More colleges than ever have admissions policies that make taking the SAT or the ACT optional. Here's why that's good news for many applicants.
How to make a college list
7 tips to help teens and parents create, revise, and finalize the list of colleges your child will apply to.
Why teens aren’t in any hurry to grow up
"Adulting," a verb used to describe teens performing adult responsibilities as if this were remarkable, has now entered the lexicon. Here's why.
Schley Middle High School: Doing what's best for kids
In the name of doing what's best for kids, College Success Award-winning Schley Middle High School embraces dual-enrollment, offers one-on-one academic and college counseling, and ensures that there's a path for every student.
The benefits of living on campus in college
Wondering whether or not your child should live in the dorms freshman year? Research shows there are academic benefits to living on campus in college.
10 great chores for teens
Is your teen doing these chores at home? Experts say making teens responsible for household tasks teaches them important life skills.
Like a Sponge podcast: Sky's the Limit?
Nine out of 10 parents expect their kids to go to college. Four in 10 kids get there. Tune in to find out how parents from all backgrounds are moving heaven and earth to keep their kids college-bound.
A bridge to success for high-achieving low-income teens
The nonprofit QuestBridge helps high-achieving teens from low-income families get into top colleges — many with a full scholarship.
What parents and students need to know about federal vs. private student loans
Here are four big reasons to choose federal student loans over private loans (when you can).
Cool careers spotlight: photography director
Lights! Camera! Action! Working in the film industry is a dream job for many teenagers. It’s creative, complex, and emotionally expressive — and it's in high demand.
Cool careers spotlight: web developer
Being self-motivated and staying abreast of the latest programming languages are crucial for this in-demand career that's projected to grow 27 percent between 2014 and 2024.
A high school parent’s guide to saving for college
It's never too late to start a college savings plan. Here are 13 steps you can take — starting now.
Cool careers spotlight: radiology technologist
As a child, did your teen want x-ray vision as their superpower? They may be interested in this growing field helping to diagnose and treat diseases.
4 things that make kids more likely to succeed
Research shows students are more likely to go to college when these factors are in play.
Cool careers spotlight: dental hygienist
Promote health and beauty in a career that's projected to grow steadily through 2024.
6 ways to improve a college essay
Your child has written a draft (or a few drafts) of their college essay — but it's not quite there. Here are six tips for helping your child hone, strengthen, and polish their essay.