Quiz: Am I a First Gen College Student?

By Susanna de Chenonceau, M.Ed. Answer these simple questions to know if you are a first generation college student or not. I receive many requests on my blog post about this topic, so I decided to create a short quiz to help all of you figure out if you are a first gen. Did you […]

What Are Pre-College Programs?

Pre-college programs are awesome!  They are typically held on a college campus during the summer,  and they can last from a few days to several weeks. Colleges often offer these programs to provide extra educational opportunities to high school students, opportunities that you cannot get at your high school.  In this way, you can learn about […]

What Are Student Support Resources?

Student Support Resources are programs that exist on every community college and college campus to help you in any way that you may need help.  Broadly, these resources can help you physically, academically, emotionally, socially, career-wise, financially and even spiritually. Not all schools will have a separate office for each of these; some of them […]

Meet the 25 Most Diverse Colleges

If you’re a diverse student in any sense of the word, looking at schools where diversity is highly valued is a great idea. Not only will these schools be more likely to accept you, but they will also probably have great resources for underserved students. These 25 schools who accept the most ethnically diverse students […]

What Are Community Outreach Programs and How You Can Get Involved

If you’re a student who likes to give back, you need to know about community outreach programs. These programs match college students with local high school students, often from low-income areas.   The college students act as mentors for the younger students and provide them with information and guidance throughout the college application process.   […]

Best Colleges For Students With Physical Disabilities

Approximately 6% of college undergrads have a physical disability, according to US Census Bureau data from 2010. When physically disabled high school students are looking for a college, they need to do some homework and start well in advance, certainly during Junior year and possibly during sophomore.   There are many services that colleges can […]

10 LGBT Friendly Colleges

Many colleges work to foster campus atmospheres that are very supportive of LGBT students, through initiatives such as student housing, counseling services, recruiting efforts, campus safety measures, and academic programming. As more and more US colleges do a great job of focusing on this issue, there are a few schools that are already well known […]

7 Resources For First-Gen College Students

There are great resources these days to help students get to and through college. (CollegeMapper wink wink.) However, what you might not know is that a whole set of resources exist to support first-generation students.   Awareness about first-gens is growing and colleges are listening. Take a look at these 7 resources that were designed […]

What’s a Fly-In Program and Are You Eligible

By: Mia Myklebust One of the most crucial parts of deciding where you want to apply to and attend college is the college visit. It is one thing to imagine what the college will be like and how it will feel when you’re there, and it’s quite another to see and feel it yourself.   […]