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From selecting schools and submitting test scores to writing your personal statement and securing letters of recommendation, from connecting with faculty members and applying for federal loans to hitting application deadlines and anticipating that acceptance letter—you’ll likely spend well over a year applying for colleges. Find out what steps you must take to find, apply to, get into, and pay for the best college for you.
Plan to earn a master’s degree or doctorate degree? Getting an advanced degree can help you enhance relevant skills and reach new career goals. With our guide for prospective graduate students, you’ll learn how to select, qualify for, and gain admission into the graduate schools or graduate programs of your choice.
International students attending college or graduate school in the U.S. face a number of unique challenges. Read our Guide to College for International Students, a comprehensive look at attending college in the U.S., for advice on applying for a student visa, getting financial aid, earning scholarships, adjusting to American culture, and much more.
Accreditation is a stamp of approval from an independent accrediting agency which indicates that a college, university or graduate school is meeting standards of quality, credibility, and currency. Find out why accreditation matters and how you can be sure your college or graduate school program has the right kind of accreditation.
When it comes to the cost of college, the sticker price is only part of the story. Beyond tuition, you’ll be paying for housing, fees, food, text books, and more. But you may be able to factor in federal student aid and scholarships. In other words, paying for college can be complicated. Use our guide to simplify the process.
The U.S. Department of Education provides more than $120 billion in federal student aid every year to help students pay for college, graduate school, or career school. Most U.S. citizens planning to attend an accredited college, university, or vocational school are eligible for some form of federal financial aid. Learn more about need-based grants, federal student loans, state-based college loans, tuition reimbursement, and other specialized financial aid programs.
Scholarships provide free money for college students and those who plan to attend graduate school. Read on to learn the difference between need-based grants and merit-based scholarships, get tips on improving your chances of earning a scholarship, and find out how to kick off your scholarship search whether you’re looking for the perfect college or preparing to earn a graduate degree.
College is difficult, expensive, and for many, can be a major lifestyle adjustment. Check out our tips on how you can survive college, get the most out of your experience, and walk away with a great degree!
To succeed in college, you’ll need to adopt effective study habits and develop critical learning skills. This includes skills like managing your time, taking good notes, conducting effective research, and more. Read on for tips on developing your learning skills, studying more effectively for your exams, and successfully adhering to the rules of academic integrity.