Academic Influence Resources

AcademicInfluence.com is committed to providing students, parents, educators and schools with a comprehensive set of resources around the higher education journey. Our constantly growing collection of guides provides support to readers through the college selection, application, admission, and enrollment processes. You’ll also find here a wide range of objective, fact-based materials on standardized test prep, study skills, career development, pathways for earning advanced degrees, the cost of a college education, and more.

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Resources

Carnegie Classifications, College Tiers, and What They Mean

By Dr. Sara Austin

What is Graduate School?

By Dr. Sara Austin

How to Apply for Grad School

By AI Staff

What to Look for in a Graduate Program

By Dr. Sara Austin

Guide to the GRE

By Dr. Sara Austin

The Pros and Cons of Going to Graduate School

By Dr. Sara Austin

What is Accreditation and Why Does It Matter? College & University Accreditation Guide

By Dr. Sara Austin

Confessions of a College Prep Consultant

By David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.

How to Stand Out in Your College Application

By David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Guide to Financial Aid in Higher Education

By AI Staff

Guide to Scholarships for College and Graduate School

By AI Staff

Why Getting Into a Top 30 University Matters

By David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.

Guide to Applying for College

By AI Staff

Guide to Paying for College: The Real Cost of a Higher Education

By AI Staff

Guide to College Study Skills

By AI Staff

Guide to Surviving College

By AI Staff

Guide to Getting a Job After Graduation

By AI Staff

Guide to College for International Students

By AI Staff

The Best College Admissions Consulting Agencies

By David H. Nguyen, Ph.D.

How to Choose a College Admissions Consultant

By David H. Nguyen, PhD

Focus on the Common Application

By AI Staff

Focus on the College Admission Essay

By AI Staff

Focus on Federal Grants for College

By AI Staff

Focus on Tips for International Students in the U.S.

By AI Staff

Focus on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

By AI Staff

Focus on Work-Study Programs

By AI Staff

Focus on Refinancing Your Student Loans

By AI Staff

Focus on Repaying Student Loans

By AI Staff

Focus on Credit Cards in College

By AI Staff

Focus on the Scholarship Committee

By AI Staff

Focus on In-State Tuition Rates

By AI Staff