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 […]

Plan Your College Courses To Graduate On Time

Whatever degree you are seeking or program you are in, it’s important to plan out which courses you need to take to graduate so that you can see exactly how long your schooling will take you.   This will help you to know hhow much money you need to pay for school and how much […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Best College Admissions Essays I Have Ever Read

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   In 20 years of reading college essays and giving students advice on this monumental teenage rite of passage, I do have some standout favorite essays of all time.  These are essays that I would go back and read today.  But why?  What was it about these essays that made them […]

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 […]