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Admission Officers Reveal the Most Important Factors Driving Decisions

A new NACAC study reveals what admission officers consider to be the most important factors when evaluating applications.

How the “Additional Information” Section Can Make Your Common App Complete

Want to share more details about yourself with colleges? The Common App's "Additional Information" section can help.

Why Apply to More Colleges If You've Found THE One?

You've found the college of your dreams, but your parents want you to apply to more schools -- what should you do? The Dean has advice.

Study Emphasizes Importance of Liberal Arts Skills

College grads who can combine liberal arts skills with technical know-how will be well-positioned for future careers, this new study says.

College Life: Another Lonely Student

It's been 2 months since @leafconeybearismart started college and he/she doesn't have any friends. He/She is kind of upset all around and doesn't know how to feel better. Read this story and give your advice.

2020 National Merit Semi-Finalists Can Submit either SAT or ACT Scores

Starting with the 2020 National Merit competition, students hoping to advance from semi-finalist to finalist can take either the SAT or the ACT, a big change that a lot of folks have wanted for a long time. Read more about it!

Do Parents Ever Cross a Line by Helping Too Much With Schoolwork?

Is there a line parents shouldn’t cross when supporting kids with their schoolwork? How much help is too much help? Check out this student opinion and let us know your thoughts!

Started in Parents Forum by Dave_Berry

The World's Best Universities

On September 26, 2018, Forbes published a list of The World's Best Universities based on scholarship, research funding & reputation. Check out the list and let us know your thoughts!