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Tyler Epps

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Tyler Epps is an editor for BestColleges. He writes and edits content about higher education, specializing in student life, college planning, and test prep. He is passionate about helping students prepare for college and navigate their educational journey. He holds a BSBA in management and a minor in human resources from Appalachian State University, and has a background in online research and writing.

Contributions

Blog
D1 vs. D2 vs. D3 Schools: What’s the Difference?
Kim-Ling Sun
September 21, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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What Is a Good MCAT Score?
Blake Weil
September 21, 2022 • ~0 Min Read
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The 12 Best Books for College Students to Read in 2023
Kim-Ling Sun
September 20, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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College Foreign Language Requirement: What Is It and How Does It Work?
Kim-Ling Sun
September 16, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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What PSAT Score Do You Need for a National Merit Scholarship?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
September 16, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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What Is the National Merit Scholarship Program? How Do You Enter?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
September 16, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What Is a Teaching Assistant? How to Become One
Kim-Ling Sun
September 15, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
8 Tips to Get Through General Education Courses
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
September 13, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
GMAT vs. GRE: Which Should You Take?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
September 7, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Bootcamp
8 Best Tech Jobs for 40-Year Old Career Changers
Stefanie Grodman
September 7, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
8 Best Places to Study on Campus
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
September 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What Is a Good LSAT Score?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
September 2, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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7 Benefits of Joining a Club in College
Staff Writers
September 2, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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8 Essential Books to Help Prepare You for Graduate School
Kim-Ling Sun
September 2, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Is the SAT Hard? An In-Depth Analysis
Kim-Ling Sun
September 2, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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PSAT Registration: Sign Up in 3 Easy Steps
Nancy Parode
September 1, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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12 College Application Books to Help You Get Into Your Dream School
Kim-Ling Sun
September 1, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
What Is the Common Black College Application?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 30, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Ask a Professor: Is It Ever OK to Skip a Class?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 29, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Can You Take Graduate Courses as an Undergrad? Should You?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 26, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Can a College Revoke Your Acceptance?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 23, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Ask a Professor: How to Ask Your Professor for Research
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 23, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
What Does It Mean to Be Undeclared?
Kim-Ling Sun
August 23, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Bootcamp
Should I Choose a University-Affiliated Coding Bootcamp?
Bethanny Parker
August 19, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Bootcamp
How to Find a Tech Mentor
Nalea Ko
August 19, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Bootcamp
A Day in the Life of a Software Engineer
Nalea Ko
August 18, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
Is the ACT Hard? 4 Factors That Make It Tricky
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 12, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Ask a Professor: How to Ask Your Professor to Be a Reference
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 11, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What Is a Concentration in College?
Kim-Ling Sun
August 9, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Bootcamp
8 Low-Stress Tech Jobs Without a Degree
Marisa Upson
August 9, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Does Your GPA Matter in College?
Kim-Ling Sun
August 9, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
What Are Night Classes? 6 Tips to Help You Succeed
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 8, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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How to Choose Your College Professors
Kim-Ling Sun
August 8, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
10 Things to Do During Your Break Between College Classes
Kim-Ling Sun
August 8, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Bootcamp
9 Fun Coding Projects for Beginners
Stefanie Grodman
August 5, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Bootcamp
What Is Day of the Programmer?
Christina Payne
August 5, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Bootcamp
15 Beginner-Friendly Hackathons
Marisa Upson
July 29, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Bootcamp
8 Ways to Celebrate National Coding Week
Christina Payne
July 29, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
When Do College Applications Open?
Kim-Ling Sun
July 28, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Bootcamp
The 12 Best Crypto Newsletters
Nalea Ko
July 25, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
College Move-In Day: 8 Tips to Help You Prepare
Kim-Ling Sun
July 22, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
10 Best Online Websites and Resources for Academic Research
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
July 15, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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College Orientation: 5 Things You Need to Know
Kim-Ling Sun
July 15, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Ask a Professor: What to Do If You’ve Been Expelled From College
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
July 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Bootcamp
10 Top Tech Influencers to Follow
Sharon Wilfong
July 14, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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The 14 Best GMAT Practice Tests to Help You Earn the Score You Need
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
July 14, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Bootcamp
The 15 Best Coding Podcasts in 2022
Stefanie Grodman
July 13, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What Is a Syllabus?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
July 11, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Should I Go Back to College to Finish My Degree?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
July 8, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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The 19 Best MCAT Practice Tests to Help You Earn the Score You Need
Blake Weil
July 7, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
A Complete Guide to GRE Registration and Fees (With Pictures)
Thomas Broderick
July 5, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
Should You Take Morning, Afternoon, or Evening Classes?
Kim-Ling Sun
July 2, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
What Is Programmatic Accreditation?
Sharon Wilfong
July 1, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Ask a Professor: What to Do if You Have a Bad Professor
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
July 1, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Ask a Professor: How to Pull an All-Nighter in College
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
July 1, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
How to Send SAT Scores to Colleges: Step-by-Step Guide
Thomas Broderick
June 29, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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What High School Classes Do Colleges Look For?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 27, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Ask a Professor: How to Survive and Succeed in Early Morning College Classes
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 24, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Should You Take the SAT/ACT Over the Summer?
Emily Gillespie-Lord
June 23, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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The History of Public Universities in the U.S.
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 23, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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How to Prepare for the GRE: Test Day Checklist
Thomas Broderick
June 22, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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What Is a College Placement Test?
Thomas Broderick
June 21, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Greece
Thomas Broderick
June 20, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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How Long Is the GRE? Tips to Manage Your Time Wisely
Alison Plaut
June 20, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Are Pre-College Summer Programs Worth It? The Pros and Cons
Staff Writers
June 20, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How Long Is the SAT? Tips to Manage Your Time Wisely
Nancy Parode
June 20, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Physics C: Mechanics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
June 17, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
How to Register for College Classes: 5 Essential Tips
Sharon Wilfong
June 15, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
Tips for Touring Out-of-State Colleges
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
What Is the National Honor Society?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 13, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
15 Weird Majors You Can Pursue in College
Lauren Mack
June 13, 2022 • ~0 Min Read
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How to Send ACT Scores to Colleges: Step-by-Step Guide
Thomas Broderick
June 9, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
The Pros and Cons of Staying on Campus During the Summer
Staff Writers
June 8, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Should You Bring Your Pet to College?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 8, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
How to Write a Dissertation: Step-by-Step Guide
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 7, 2022 • ~0 Min Read
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11 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Students
Staff Writers
June 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
June 6, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
When Do ACT Scores Come Out? Full 2022-23 Schedule
Jackalyn Beck
June 4, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
Got Waitlisted? How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 3, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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Ace the ACT With These 19 ACT Practice Tests
Sharon Wilfong
June 3, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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18 SAT Practice Tests to Help You Ace the Exam
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 2, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
What Is a Research University?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
June 2, 2022 • ~1 Min Read
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Top 9 PSAT Practice Tests to Use in Your Prep
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
May 31, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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PSAT Test Day Checklist: 7 Tips to Help You Prepare
Staff Writers
May 27, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
How to Register for the ACT: Step-by-Step Guide (With Pictures)
Staff Writers
May 27, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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SAT Sign-Up: A Complete 7-Step Guide (With Pictures)
Jackalyn Beck
May 27, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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SAT Test Day Checklist: What to Bring and How to Prepare
Staff Writers
May 26, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Top 16 GRE Practice Tests to Use in Your Prep
James Mielke
May 26, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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What to Expect on the ACT: Test Day Checklist
Staff Writers
May 24, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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How Long Is the PSAT? Tips to Manage Your Time Wisely
Jackalyn Beck
May 13, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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The 50 Best Gifts for College Students
Staff Writers
May 13, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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The 51 Best College Graduation Gifts for 2022
Staff Writers
May 10, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How to Make the Most of Your Internship
Juliann Scholl, Ph.D.
May 6, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Comparative Government and Politics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
May 6, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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The 11 Best Laptops for College in 2022
Staff Writers
May 3, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How Long Is the ACT? Tips for Managing Your Time Wisely
Nancy Parode
April 22, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Physics 2 Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
April 22, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Music Theory Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Nancy Parode
April 22, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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How Lo-Fi Music Can Help You Study in College
James Mielke
April 22, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Computer Science A Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
April 20, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Is AP European History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
April 14, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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What Does Campus Mental Health Services Do?
Sharon Wilfong
April 12, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Art History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Nancy Parode
April 7, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Calculus BC Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
April 4, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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Why AP Classes Lack Diversity — and Why We Need to Change This
Ciera Graham, Ph.D.
March 30, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Expanding Access to Advanced Placement: Overcoming Barriers to Equity
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
March 29, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
The Parent’s Guide to College Planning
Christina Payne
March 28, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
How to Help Your Child Choose a College
Staff Writers
March 15, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Physics 1 Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
James Mielke
March 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Microeconomics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Staff Writers
March 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Macroeconomics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Marisa Upson
March 14, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Chemistry Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
James Mielke
March 14, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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Is AP Environmental Science Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Staff Writers
March 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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Is AP Human Geography Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Meg Whitenton
March 14, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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Is AP Statistics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Meg Whitenton
March 11, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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Is AP Biology Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Meg Whitenton
March 11, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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Is AP Calculus AB Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Whitney Sandoval
March 11, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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Is AP U.S. Government and Politics Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Christina Payne
March 11, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Psychology Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
March 10, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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What Is Room and Board?
Staff Writers
March 10, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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9 Fun Ways to Announce Your College Decision to Friends and Family
Staff Writers
March 4, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Is AP U.S. History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Kasia Kovacs
March 4, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Is AP World History Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
March 3, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Is AP English Language and Composition Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Whitney Sandoval
March 3, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Is AP Computer Science Principles Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Ellery Weil
February 24, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
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The 12 Biggest College Football Rivalries
Ellery Weil
February 16, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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14 Companies That Pay Off Student Loans
Kat Tretina
February 16, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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What Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Student Loans?
James Mielke
February 16, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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How to Choose a College
Staff Writers
February 16, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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What Is a Good SAT Score for the Ivy League?
Stefanie Grodman
February 15, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Resource
Is AP English Literature and Composition Hard? A Complete 2022 Guide
Stefanie Grodman
February 15, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Japan
Ellery Weil
February 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Should You Get a Second Bachelor’s Degree?
Staff Writers
February 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
When Do SAT Scores Come Out? Full 2022-23 Schedule
Steve Bailey
February 14, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
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The 7 Best Online LSAT Prep Courses
Staff Writers
February 12, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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The 7 Best Online TOEFL Prep Courses
Staff Writers
February 12, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
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Where 10 Super Bowl MVPs Went to College
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
February 11, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
The 10 Best Colleges for Dating in 2022
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
February 11, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Resource
How Does Online College Accreditation Work?
Staff Writers
February 8, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
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What Is Federal Work-Study?
Anne Dennon
February 7, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Academic Programs
The 10 Cheapest and Most Affordable Online Colleges
Staff Writers
January 24, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
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How to Appeal Financial Aid to Get More Money
Tyler Epps
January 14, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Should You Get a Student Credit Card?
Lindsay VanSomeren
January 13, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Bootcamp
What Is a Coding Bootcamp Like?
Tyler Epps
December 13, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Program Guide
Bachelor’s in Human Resources Program Guide
Meg Whitenton
December 9, 2021 • ~0 Min Read
Resource
The Student’s Guide to Financial Aid and the FAFSA
Chinh Ngo
November 11, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Bootcamp
How to Get Into a Coding Bootcamp
Tyler Epps
November 8, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
FAFSA Deadlines Rundown for 2022-23
Tyler Epps
October 27, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
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Admissions Experts’ Top 7 College Essay Tips
Tyler Epps
October 21, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
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Should You Send SAT/ACT Scores to Test-Optional Schools?
Tyler Epps
October 20, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
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What Are the Hardest Colleges to Get Into in 2022?
Tyler Epps
October 11, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
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How to Avoid the Freshman 15
Tyler Epps
September 28, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
The Student’s Guide to Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters
Staff Writers
September 28, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D., Doug Wintemute
September 24, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
Writing About COVID-19 in Your College Essay
Tyler Epps
September 21, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
When Is the PSAT?
Danika Miller
September 20, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
Is a Computer Science Degree Worth It?
Tyler Epps
August 12, 2021 • ~0 Min Read
Blog
What Is the Common Application? A Complete Guide
Tyler Epps
August 3, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Bootcamp
Flatiron School Review
Sharon Wilfong
July 27, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
The Ultimate Guide to Internships
Staff Writers
July 27, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
Bootcamp
Tech Talent South Review
Christina Payne
July 27, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Bootcamp
Codesmith Review
Bethanny Parker
May 14, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
Bootcamp
NYC Data Science Academy Review
Marisa Upson
May 14, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Bootcamp
Woz U Review
Alison Plaut
May 14, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
Celebrating College Graduation During Coronavirus
Tyler Epps
April 8, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
ACT vs. SAT: Which Should You Take?
Hannah Muniz
March 8, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How to Make Friends in College
Tyler Epps
February 26, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
What Is a Good GRE Score?
Tyler Epps
February 22, 2021 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How to Find a Job Outside the Big City
Jonathan Wlodarski
February 15, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
Blog
Private vs. Public Colleges: What’s the Difference?
Tyler Epps
February 14, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
College Board Modifies SAT Amid Pandemic
Tyler Epps
February 2, 2021 • ~1 Min Read
Blog
The 30 Best Study-From-Home Essentials for Students in 2022
Staff Writers
February 1, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
Is Greek Life Worth It?
Tyler Epps
January 19, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
What Is College Burnout?
Tyler Epps
January 13, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
The 6 Best Note-Taking Apps of 2022
Kasia Kovacs
January 6, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How to Prepare for a College Interview
Tyler Epps
November 25, 2020 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
The 10 Greenest Universities of 2022
Staff Writers
November 13, 2020 • ~1 Min Read
Resource
The Student’s Guide to Nutrition
Staff Writers
October 27, 2020 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How to Calculate Your GPA in College
Tyler Epps
October 27, 2020 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
The Big Ten’s Decision to Resume Fall Football
Tyler Epps
October 22, 2020 • ~1 Min Read
Blog
Top 5 Jobs for Nature Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Stephen Gaffney
October 21, 2020 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
What Is the NCAA?
Tyler Epps
October 14, 2020 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Learn Spanish Online: Free Courses to Get You Started
Tyler Epps
September 17, 2020 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
Top 10 Jobs to Help Fight Climate Change
Kasia Kovacs
April 22, 2020 • ~6 Min Read