Advice From a High School Student On Creating A College List

By: Beau Turner, high school student  Selecting a college to put on your list can be hard. Choosing what city or what state can be even harder. I would know. I just went through the college selection and college application process this summer. While selecting colleges I was able to come up with a few […]

Why You Should Double Major

My first reaction is why not?  It’s an awesome idea with very few if any drawbacks, so let’s break it down.  When you double major you focus on two subjects in college, instead of just one.  The subject you major in college is the subject you get your degree in.  So if you are an […]

College Advice For Hard of Hearing Students

Colleges and universities are equipped to handle every sort of learning challenge today’s students face and this certainly includes students who are hard of hearing or deaf. These students often grow up learning great skills to use in the classroom, but all the same, being at a college where you feel supported is super helpful. […]

2014 Step-by-Step Guide to the Common App Webinar Slides

Thanks to everyone who joined us for August’s webinar, 2014 Step-by-Step Guide to the Common App. We’ve posted the slides here so anyone who missed out can see them and anyone who just couldn’t get enough can see them again.

Meet our Monthly Scholarship Winner: Daniel!

Say congratulations to Daniel! Our monthly scholarship winner! Daniel is a Junior who recently turned 16. What better birthday gift than a CollegeMapper Scholarship? In his free time, Daniel likes to run, play sports with his siblings, and play the saxophone.   After school, he is very involved and participates in marching band, cross country, and soccer. He also […]

What To Do Now To Ensure Success After College

Success after college doesn’t just happen.  There are things that the smart college student does to MAKE it happen!  It’s never too early to start learning these skills and thinking about these action items, so let’s get started on your plan to a great career, lifelong happiness, prosperity, and winning good looks! (You’d actually have […]

What You Need to Know About Class Rank

Things to know about class rank!  Most high school students don’t know much about class rank, and in my opinion, most of you don’t exactly need to worry about it.  It becomes really important for a handful of students in each school–the top 10%, to be precise.  But it is interesting, and an oft’ discussed […]

"Get Ready to Crush the Common App" Webinar Slides

Thanks to everyone who joined us for last week’s webinar, Get Ready to Crush the Common App. Below are the slides so those who missed it can catch up and those who were there can brush up. Now that the Common App is live, college app season is swinging into full gear! Don’t miss August’s webinar, […]

2014 Guide to the Common App: Part 2

Hey kiddos! If you made it through the Common App Guide Part 1 and are now about to tackle Part 2, you’re doing GREAT. Let’s talk about each of these sections now. Fill in each section carefully until you get a green check Do not submit the Common App until it’s “that time of year”, […]

2014 Guide to the Common App: Part 1

It’s August 1, 2014, and you Seniors know that that means–the Common App is live!  Let’s walk step-by-step through this beast and help you make sure yours is AMAZING!! Log onto www.commonapp.ORG (NOT .com, those guys are posers trying to lure stressed teens to a bogus site!) Create an account and use proper capitalization and punctuation!  Do […]