Whenever we publish content about accreditation, we receive hundreds of comments asking: How do you know which schools are accredited? And what exactly does “accredited” mean? Accreditation means that a college, university or school meets basic standards to teach and educate. Those standards are agreed upon by multiple educators. They are updated at least once a decade. You…

Breathing easier after November college admissions deadlines have passed? But wait … here are a few actions you can take to further improve your chances of acceptance! 1. Check that everything has been submitted. Of course, you’ve requested submission of your transcripts, recommendations and scores. However, our worthy guidance departments are inundated this time of year. A…

A recent study says that many students who attended for-profit colleges were worse off financially than they were before going to these schools. Students who attended for-profit private colleges in the United States to learn a trade made less money than before they enrolled. Also, the report by the National Bureau of Economic Research found there were lower…

One of the better-known ranking services has released their university “bests,” including best place to party and the best place to get financial aid.  Princeton Review, a private corporation that specializes in testing, admissions and rankings of colleges, released its 25th edition of “The Best 381 Colleges” in August. Elon University in Elon, North Carolina…