Finding the Right Support

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Being the first person in your family to go to college is a pretty amazing accomplishment. It’s a new journey. As you prepare to step foot on campus, you’ll experience a whirlwind of emotions....

Packing for College

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Plan for the Long Haul When packing for college, it’s important to remember that you are not packing for just a few days or weeks. If your college is far from home, you’re likely packing for months. If...

How To: Visiting Campus or Can't Get to 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...

Standardized Tests: What’s in a Score?

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Most four-year colleges and universities require students to submit standardized test scores. Primarily, these institutions want to see either SAT or ACT scores, while selective schools may require...

Placement Tests: The Gateway to First-Year Courses

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College As a high school student, you’re probably no stranger to taking tests. Chances are, you’ve already taken the SAT, PSAT, ACT, PLAN, and SAT IIs, or some combination thereof. But while most students are...

Getting Free Money for College

This article is published in the 2014 I’m First Guide to College Getting Free Money for College By Mary Williams Now is the time for you to prepare for applying to competitive scholarship programs. Consider these steps: 1. Set goals. Develop short- and long-term goals...