Specialized Schools

In preparation for our awesome #FirstGenOfficeHour chat on November 6th at 7pm EST  focused around specialized schools, here’s an article with a breakdown of each unique type of school! This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Specialized...

Visiting Campus

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Visiting Campus No matter how many brochures you read or websites you visit, nothing tells you more about a college than visiting its campus in person. Plus, you can learn a lot more just by asking...

Your College Search: By the Numbers

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Your College Search: By the Numbers By Emily Anderer I was woefully uninformed when I began my college search. Living in Utah, I knew about most of the universities in my state but very little about...

Common Application Q&A: Is the Common Application for Me?

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College What is the Common Application? The Common Application is a web-based application accepted by over 500 schools in the United States and internationally. It allows you to complete one application to send...

How to Use Your High School Counselor

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College By Mary Lee Hoganson School counselors are one of the best sources of support for college-bound students. Whatever grade you are in, now is the time to start helping your counselor get to know you and...

Application Timeline: When to Apply to College

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Before senior year begins (or as soon as possible after!) it’s time to plan out your application timeline. Before you do that, however, it’s important to be aware of the various types of deadlines...