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How to Avoid Racking Up Massive Student Loan Debt for College

By Titus WillisJuly 13, 2017
If the ever-increasing price of college education in this country has broken your spirit and left you with nothing butMore  →
How to Avoid Racking Up Massive Student Loan Debt for College

How to Fill Out Your FAFSA (Without Having a Nervous Breakdown)

By Emma GordonMay 17, 2017
You did it! You got that acceptance email, or that letter in the mail, or that scroll by owl, if you'll be... More  →
How to Fill Out Your FAFSA (Without Having a Nervous Breakdown)

Where the Hogwarts Gang Would Go to College

By Janet and EmilyMay 2, 2017
Would Hermione really go to Brown, or is the system too rigged to let a frizzy-haired mudblood into its WASPy halls? Is... More  →
Where the Hogwarts Gang Would Go to College

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Trust My College Judgment?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 2, 2017
Hi Auntie! Like most high school seniors in the U.S., I am very stressed about college. I tried talking to a therapist... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Trust My College Judgment?

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Transfer to a Pricier College?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 1, 2014
Dear Auntie, I'm going to be a sophomore in college. I wasn't very happy with my current school, so I decided to apply... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Transfer to a Pricier College?

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Leave My Dream School to Avoid Debt?

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 26, 2013
Dear Auntie, I'm currently enrolled in a wonderful college. I've been here for almost a quarter and love my friends, the campus, and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Leave My Dream School to Avoid Debt?

Surviving Senior Year: What to Do in January

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 9, 2013
Winter Break is over, or ending, and it's time to come back to the real world. You know, the one where you... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: What to Do in January

Which Extracurriculars Will Impress Yale?

By ContributorJune 20, 2011
Laura (aka rosefan42) is a British Sparkler applying to college in the US. In this post, she asks... More  →
Which Extracurriculars Will Impress Yale?

Should Students Get Paid for Good Grades?

By Chris_DikenFebruary 24, 2009
You've probably heard the expression, “Learning is its own reward.” And you probably laughed, because while this old chestnut may be true,... More  →