Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

How to Get Into College
College Search Roadmap:
Step Four

How to Get into College(Without Losing Your Mind) Really, that's what this step is about. You've already determined what college is right for you. You've come up with a list of schools that might be your perfect college match. You've ranked them to your own specifications according to your own specific needs. Now comes the […]

Is that college degree worth it? Read this, then write the check.

Is a college degree worth it? Don’t answer that. Not if you’re about to dive into the college admissions piranha tank. Pretend that you haven’t fallen for the hype. Pretend you haven’t been seduced into believing that Awesome U. is your ticket to the show. Take a deep, calming breath. And we'll answer the question for […]

College Application Fee Waivers: Just ask.

College application fees. They’re high. And going higher. Stanford University, with its $19 billion endowment, wants you to pay $90 for a chance at a slot in next year’s freshman class. Boston University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Villanova, USC, and the University of North Carolina will charge you $80 for the same privilege. George Mason […]

Learn to code.

Learn how to code. If you can fog a mirror, you can learn a computer coding language. You're not too old to learn, and you're definitely not too young. In fact, if you're a teen, even a tween, now is the time to start. Need a reason to get going? We've got three: Reason #1 you […]

Forbes "30 under 30":
Colleges they don't talk about.

Forbes "30 under 30" is an annual celebration of the United States' most incandescent twenty-somethings. An amazing group—inventors, artists, moguls, dreamers. Doers of the new generation. It's no surprise to find graduates of the world's most prestigious and competitive colleges within the ranks of Forbes' "30 under 30". (Forbes names 30 honorees under 30 years of age […]

Isaac Kinde turned down Stanford and lived to tell about it

How many high school seniors turn down the chance to attend college at Stanford University for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County? At least one. Yes, Isaac Kinde turned down Stanford. He rejected a coveted admissions offer from one of the world’s great universities for a ticket to a mid-Atlantic state school. And if you’re thinking […]

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