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.
42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)
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.
5 reasons your teen should go to college
What to say when your child asks, "Why should I go to college?"
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.
How learning a foreign language builds tolerance
Learning another language is associated with a host of benefits — including building cultural competence.
The secret to improving SAT scores
Did your teen get a low PSAT, SAT, or ACT score? Don’t panic. Everyone can improve their scores. Two experts share their secrets for helping teens learn how to rock these tests.
Understanding college admissions tests
College admissions tests have long been a rite of passage for high school students, but today’s ACT and SAT look very different from the tests parents remember. Here’s how they have changed.
Struggles many first-generation college students face
As a former first-generation college student who is now a professor, I have experience with the struggles that many first-generation students encounter on campus.
Stepping it up the summer after 10th grade
You may think all of your child’s college prep work happens during the school year, but what your teen does during the summer can be a total game changer.
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.
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.
Doing a January grade check with your 9th grader
Those grades, they matter. If your child will be the first in your family to go to college, then now is a good time to review your child’s grades and classes.