Planning for college tuition includes having a great admissions strategy. To be successful in getting into the student's top choice schools, a range of factors from grade point averages, standardized test scores (SAT & ACT), as well as community service and leadership experience. Students with good GPAs and SATs often find out that those technical accomplishments are only part of the bigger picture that admissions counselors are looking at when they make their decisions on who gets in and how much the program is going to cost them.

To reach top competitiveness, a student must start planning his or her class progression as early as the freshman year in high school. Constant study and free practice resources can help a student skip paying for expensive test-prep courses without sacrificing a great score.

In this section you will find free advice for the college admissions process: Scoring high on tests, maintaining a good GPA, and finding the right experience opportunities. The ivy league is looking for the best college-bound kids - with a little planning and a lot of hard work, you could be included in that acceptance list.

John on January 7th, 2012

After considering the realities of life in graduate school, are you sure you still want to go? Good! Here are some of the most common difficulties facing grad students in their day to day life, and some strategies for ensuring that your time in grad school is a success.

John on November 10th, 2011

Like most things in education, SAT and ACT scores have a lot to do with practice, planning, and preparation.

Many colleges and universities have priority deadline dates that are earlier than their usual application deadlines. Learn about how applying to school early influences your chance at admissions and financial assistance.

John on September 2nd, 2009

Heading back to college can be a stressful time – so follow these tips to avoid the anxiety and stress commonly associated with the beginning of a school year.

John on March 9th, 2009

Most recessions coincide with an increase in college enrollment, but this time around students seem more hesitant to enroll… Is it a bad time to go to college, or one of the best times ever?

Keeping up to date in your college classes is a lot easier than catching up at the end of a semester where you’ve fallen behind. Use the new semester as a chance to develop consistent academic habits

Is college becoming a waste of time and money? We really have to ask what the purposes of education are, and whether students are seeking personal growth or job skills

John on June 17th, 2008

Students shouldn’t act like customers or think their professors owe them anything more than a lecture and a set of enforceable class rules. College should be treated as work experience and an opportunity to show off and improve your work ethic and ability to learn.

John on February 21st, 2008

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are usually recommended as a way to get a head start on college credits, but they also really help the student prepare academically for the scholarly standards of an undergraduate program.

John on January 27th, 2008

There are additional factors for admission consideration that you should be aware of and work on. Money isn’t necessarily a major factor either…