How To Improve Your High School GPA

Many students don’t realize that you only have three years to build your GPA for college. Because you apply to college early in your Senior year, you don’t have Senior grades yet, so you apply with your end-of-Junior-year GPA. This gives you three years to work hard for the GPA you want, to get into […]

Things Not To List On Your College Resume

As you prepare your resume to apply to college, it is good to think about all of the things you do and list them all at first.  Ask your family and friends to help you, and don’t be shy about including everything.   Once you’ve got a full list of all the ways you spend […]

Where To Find A Summer Internship

By: Caitlin Heikkila, GoEnnounce Sure, you could spend your summers and extra time playing video games or hitting the beach, but we suggest going for an internship instead. Why? Internships are a great way to gain some (as-close-as-you-can-get) real-life work experience and meet people in your field. Filling your resume with internships is a surefire […]

Pre-College Summer Programs [VLOG]

  When we picture summer break the image that comes to mind is one of the sun, friends, outdoor activities, and relaxation. However, as you get ever closer to high school graduation, you may want to think about doing something productive with your time off. Many colleges and organizations offer great summer programs where you […]

Applying to Summer Programs [VLOG]

  In this week’s vlog, Susanna talks about the benefits of applying for and completing a summer program while you’re in college. To get ideas, visit our list of summer programs in the Resources of   Transcription:   Welcome to another edition of the CollegeMapper vlog. Today we are talking about applying to competitive […]

Why To Study A Foreign Language

By: Joseph Bennett   It’s no secret that learning a new language takes up a lot of time and energy. If you’re looking toward a college career you’ve probably spent at least a few years learning one. Upon graduating high school, many students find continuing foreign language study an impractical use of valuable time in […]

Get College Credit in High School [VIDEO]

  Getting college credits while you’re still in high school might sound like an awesome option. You get to challenge yourself and get ahead while doing it. However, there are pitfalls that you need to be aware of! Watch this week’s video to weigh out the pros and cons of getting college credit in high […]

Consider Independent Research [VIDEO]

  With so many students earning stellar grades, getting impressive test scores and building well-rounded resumes, it can be difficult to stand out from the pack if your goal is to apply to very selective schools. One awesome way to impress admissions officers is to choose a topic you’re passionate about and spend some of your […]

Volunteer Your Way to College

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Volunteering is the #1 COOLEST way to spend your summer! It is always the right time to help someone else, and what better time to do that than the summer when you’ve got time to spare? Volunteering your time and talents means so much to other people, and it always […]