Average college tuition and fees range from $9,650 to $33,480 per year, according to the College Board. Add on room and board, and that increases the average annual bill up to $12,000 more.
There’s no such thing as the perfect college. Your goal is to find the best fit for you based on your needs and preferences. It sounds simple enough, but there are some common mistakes high school students tend to make when choosing and applying to their short list of institutions. Here are seven to consider.
You’ve loved animals since you were little, and now you’re thinking you may want to become a veterinarian (or vet tech). Here are some frequently asked questions about what you can expect in terms of classes and starting salary, as well as things you can do while you’re still in high school that can support your choice of career path.
It’s easy to feel like all your cylinders are firing at once when you’re in high school. There’s a lot going on in terms of academics, extracurricular activities, family, starting your college search and, of course, your social life. Even the kids who look like they’ve got everything under control may be incredibly anxious—they just hide it well.
Unlike classes required for your major or minor, electives are opportunities to explore other areas of interest, develop new skills or just have fun! Although it’s often tempting to take an easy elective to avoid stress and ensure an A, some courses can give you an edge over your competition when you start looking for a job in your field. Here are six classes to consider.
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It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about college, your career path and what city you’ll live in after grad school, but constantly focusing on the future leaves no room to enjoy the present. Teen angst aside, high school can—and should be—one of the most fun times of your life. Many students have no bills to pay, no mouths to feed and at most, a part-time job at Chipotle. Enjoy it while you can!
You’ve got your eyes set on a good college, but your grades aren’t exactly dean’s list material. Don’t worry. There are things you can do to improve your grades—starting today. Here are some strategies to consider.
Although there’s no magic formula to ace the SATs, ACTs and other standardized tests, there are tried-and-true tips that can help you increase your chances of scoring well. Here are some of the best.
Many teens make the mistake of assuming college will simply be an extension of high school. Sure, you’ll be attending classes and making friends, but that’s where the similarities end.
Most high school students know that STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. But knowing what STEM stands for isn’t the same as knowing what it could mean for you in terms of a career, so we’re breaking it down for you.
How would you like to read through a stack of 2,000 application essays all titled “Why I Want to Go to This College”? It’s easy to see why admissions officials are chomping at the bit to get alternatives to the traditional format. Knowing your options can help you stand out in the application slush pile. Here are a few ideas to consider, but don’t be afraid to come up with your own approach.
Social media isn’t a one-way street. Colleges can learn about you, but you can learn about and interact with them, too. So where do you begin? From finding colleges’ social media pages to boosting your own social media presence, we’ve got 10 tips to help you maximize social media tools in your college search.