College costs continue to soar, and student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds $1.5 trillion dollars. The average student graduating from college in 2016 had nearly $30,000 in debt. It's critical for parents and students to understand how college financial aid really works.
For most high-school students, college applications are the first time they'll ask for a letter of recommendation. But it likely won't be the last time, since many job applications require letters of recommendation as well. So the process you follow for college is a good learning experience, and teaches a skill that can be very valuable later in life. Here are some tips.
For high school students all over the country, summer vacation can be a moment to take a break after all the AP exams, standardized tests, and an intense school year. But it's also a time to really focus on college admissions and college planning. Why? Because once fall semester starts, the calendar moves really fast!
Here's a great list of things parents and students can do over the summer!
Extracurricular activities are an important part of any college application. When you list these activities on your application, colleges use that to look at whether you’ve shown leadership or taken the initiative. They also use it to look at whether you’ve been involved in an area that is of relevance to your prospective major, or other relevant reasons. Here are some tips on how best to showcase your extracurricular activities for college applications.
College is a consequential decision, and the admissions process can be complex and stressful. To give families a head start, we at LifeLaunchr compiled this selection of insider tips from college admissions counselors in the country – people who have helped thousands of students find and get into great-fit schools.
This free video explains the rationale behind the University of California Personal Insight Questions and how to respond to each one.