College Admissions

High School Is Stressful: A Mom Expresses Concern and Our Community Responds

High School Is Stressful: A Mom Expresses Concern and Our Community Responds

A Stressed Mom Speaks Out (A version of this story was first published anonymously by a mom in our Paying

How to Choose a College: A Grandmother Tells All

How to Choose a College: A Grandmother Tells All

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and flow. 

PROOF POINTS: Why elite colleges won’t give up legacy admissions

PROOF POINTS: Why elite colleges won’t give up legacy admissions

This story about legacy admissions was written by Jill Barshay and produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused

A Community Member Shares HBCU Scholarship and College Application Tips

A Community Member Shares HBCU Scholarship and College Application Tips

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and flow. 

PROOF POINTS: Colleges that ditched test scores for admissions find it’s harder to be fair in choosing students, researcher says

PROOF POINTS: Colleges that ditched test scores for admissions find it’s harder to be fair in choosing students, researcher says

This story about test optional admissions was written by Jill Barshay and produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused

Engineering Colleges: My Son’s Admissions Journey

Engineering Colleges: My Son’s Admissions Journey

This story was originally published in our Paying for College 101 (PFC 101) group. It has been edited for clarity