42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)
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.
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.
Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
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.
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps to prepare for college — starting now.
Writing about COVID-19 in a college admission essay
Should your child write about their experience during the pandemic in their college applications? An expert shares some key considerations.
The high school parent’s year-by-year guide to the SAT and ACT
Your college-bound teen will likely take one or both of these college entrance exams at least once. Here’s what you need to know.
Community colleges can open the door to selective universities
A recent study shows that transferring from a community college is a promising way for minority, low-income, and underprepared high school students to get into highly selective colleges and universities.
Meet 5 of the 1,722 College Success Award-winning high schools helping low-income students thrive
GreatSchools.org uses data to give College Success Awards to high schools that are helping all students prepare for, and succeed in, college.
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.
Scholarships for first-generation college students
There's scholarship money available specifically for students whose parents didn’t go to college. Here are a few great sources to check out.
College Success Award winner: Marshall High School
In this small, tight-knit Ozarks community, school leaders do whatever it takes to help kids get to college. Last year, they raised $1.8M in scholarships and financial aid for seniors.
College Success Award: Denver School of Science and Technology Stapleton
High expectations, intensive college counseling, and teachers who go the extra mile make college success possible for all students — even if it takes extra time.
College Success Award winner: Young Women's Preparatory Academy
Intensive advanced classes starting in the sixth grade plus robust leadership experiences make this Miami-based magnet a shining example of a college-for-all culture.