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QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

By SparkLifeSeptember 12, 2018
Choosing an essay topic for the Common App is one of the hardest things ever. It's right up there with... More  →
QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

100 of the Best Colleges Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieAugust 13, 2018
Now, there are a number of reasons you might have clicked this slideshow, including but not limited to: You want to scope out... More  →
100 of the Best Colleges Summed Up in a Single Sentence

What Summer is Like, Described in Graphs and Charts

By ElodieJune 14, 2018
We have mixed feelings about summer. On the one hand, the weather’s nice and there’s no school. On the other, mosquitos exist... More  →
What Summer is Like, Described in Graphs and Charts

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Dad He's the Voice of My Anxiety?

By kat_rosenfieldJune 1, 2018
Before we get to the advice portion of today's show, a heads up: Due to editorial and budget changes at... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Dad He's the Voice of My Anxiety?

The Flirt Test

By Kurt HarrogateApril 30, 2018
How strong is your flirting game? This quiz was originally published in May 2016... More  →
The Flirt Test

The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

By ElodieJanuary 24, 2018
Writing a good college admissions essay is a mixture of luck and just straight-up sorcery. If you're having a hard time, you're not... More  →
The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Try Therapy?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 19, 2018
Hi Auntie, Me and my boyfriend "Tim" are currently in our fourth year of college. This is my last yea,r but he... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get My Boyfriend to Try Therapy?

Auntie SparkNotes: It Is Okay to Crush on My TA?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 15, 2018
Auntie is out today, so we're bringing you a vintage post from the Auntie vault!—eds  Dear Auntie, I have a question concerning the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: It Is Okay to Crush on My TA?

How to Email Your College Professor Without Making a Fool of Yourself

By ElodieNovember 1, 2017
I myself could never be a teacher, but I have friends who have taken up the challenge heroically. Friend #1 teaches kindergarten;... More  →
How to Email Your College Professor Without Making a Fool of Yourself

Auntie SparkNotes: My Advisor Found My Instagram

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 13, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is on vacay this week, so we're publishing a few of her vintage gems! Dear Auntie, So I'm a third-year... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Advisor Found My Instagram