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 […]

November College To Do’s

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Hello, high school students!  I am writing to you from the Toronto airport on my way to Oxford for part of my graduate studies program there. Sometimes we love college so much, that we are willing to fly halfway around the globe to get there!  OK, Team CollegeMapper, it’s November, […]

An Overview of a College Application

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Organizing college apps can be confusing, and often students just want to know what a college application consists of.  Here is a clear breakdown of what goes into one college app:   1. Application This might be a Common Application (which 488 colleges use) or the college’s own app.  Check […]

Social Media and Your College Applications [VIDEO]

  If you’re the type of kid who doesn’t think twice before uploading that picture of you mooning your little sister, it’s time to think twice. The world is growing increasingly small with the advent of new technologies and more specifically, social media. The online world is more easily accessible than you may think. Even […]

What to do at the College Fair [VLOG]

The College Fair in your area is a definite go-to event if you’re serious about attending a university. At every fair, there are between 400-500 colleges represented. Each of these schools has a booth that is manned by the admissions representative for your area. This means you will be face to face with the men […]

20 Things You Didn’t Know About College Admissions

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   1. A UCLA study shows that 76% of students get into their first choice college.   2. Colleges pay the Common Application $4 per every application they receive.   3. Lots of kids who don’t need financial aid get it.  State schools give 50-55% of financial aid to attract affluent out […]

Welcome to CollegeMapper!

By: Susanna Cerasuolo M.Ed   Applying to college can be a pretty overwhelming process, but after all of these years of shepherding kids (and parents) through the labyrinth, I think I’ve got it down to a science (with some art thrown in). The CollegeMapper site will guide you step by step through every moment of admissions, and […]