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America's Best-Value Colleges

America's Best-Value Colleges

Is a college education worth the price-tag? Usually. But here are some colleges that are a better deal than most.

Getting Into College: The Personal Statement

Getting Into College: The Personal Statement

It's the cause of blinking-cursor-induced migraines for high school seniors all over the country: the college admissions personal statement.

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

Getting the Best Help for Your High Schooler

From the classroom to the playing field, standardized tests to college applications, getting outside help in high school - in the form of SAT prep classes, individual subject tutors, athletic trainers, and private college counselors, among others -has become as mainstream as studying the ...

Alternatives to a Traditional College

Alternatives to a Traditional College

No matter what path your child chooses after high school, there are options that can help her find a great career.

Big Test Tomorrow? Try a Nap, not an All-Nighter

Big Test Tomorrow? Try a Nap, not an All-Nighter

Although everyone knows that pulling an all-nighter is no way to go, many see no alternatives to the occasional late-night cram-session. But all-nighters may be doing more harm than good.

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

The increasing competition to get into college can leave you and your high schooler stressed out. Here are some tips from the pros for handling those knuckle-biting months.

Courses for College: What Kids Need

Courses for College: What Kids Need

With today’s stiff competition, kids need to make the grade. And that means more than a GPA, it also means a strong, broad transcript, preferably starting in ninth grade. What exactly do they need? Read on.

The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

The Post-Graduate Year: What's it all About?

Your child's finishing up senior year, looking forward to prom, graduation, and one more year of high school?

Road to College: The End of Senior Year

Road to College: The End of Senior Year

Second semester senior year, a time when students nation-wide infamously contract "senioritis" or fall into "senior slump," holds the potential for some of the most important and valuable college preparation. Here are some things that high school seniors should keep in mind.