Technology is breaking down the barriers between colleges and students. From current students to alumni, it’s easier than ever to connect schools to students, answer questions, and help out your fellow prospective students.
But what about applicants? How are admissions offices, organizations, and companies around the world using tools like blogs to connect with applicants? Is it working? See for yourself thanks to research done by Schools.com into 50 different admissions blogs being used right now.
These blogs are the cream of the crop. They provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of the college admissions process. From financial aid to testing tips to sanity savers, chances are you can find what you need here. Each also offers a collection of resources that provide in-depth coverage on almost every aspect of selecting a school and applying for college.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get expert advice from professional college counselors about what to do when? You can with these blogs. Offering posts from guidance counselors and admissions professionals, the entries on these websites cover details such as how to address a low GPA and what to do if your admission has been deferred.
There is no doubt a degree opens the door to more employment possibilities and greater earning potential. However, not everyone knows what they want to study or how to select the right career path. These sites offer career-minded advice for the prospective college student.
Standardized tests can play a key role in admission decisions at some colleges. These blogs take a closer look at the merits of testing as well as provide practical tips for test takers.
Getting accepted into college is only half the battle. Once admitted, you need to figure out how to pay for tuition. These blogs provide details about grants, loans and other ways to cover college costs.
The world of higher education is evolving. New education programs are unveiled while government spending is always a hot topic. Those preparing to enter the college admissions process need to be aware of how new initiatives and laws can affect their education plans. These blogs help you stay on top of the latest developments.
Earning a MBA can take your career to new levels. However, it is a whole different ballgame than applying for admission at the undergraduate level. These blogs specifically address the opportunities and challenges facing business students.
Like business students, those interested in law school face a different set of criteria than undergrads when it comes to the admissions process. These blogs discuss the LSAT, law school news and how to fine tune your application.
Other blogs are available for medical students and those pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree. Check out these offerings for advice on test-taking, interviews and how to leverage your credentials to get into your preferred program.
Some college admissions blogs focus on just one school system or a regional area. Check the websites of your top school choices to see if they have an official blog or sponsor student blogs. In the meantime, poke around these websites to see what a good regional blog looks like.
Of course, any of the above-mentioned blogs are great resources for students. However, the ones listed below stand out for being particularly user-friendly for new students. They provide a straightforward assessment of the college admissions process and, in many cases, offer student perspectives regarding the transition from high school to the college years.
Finally, applying for college is often a family affair. For useful tips and a humorous take on the college admissions process, parents should make a point to visit the following sites geared just for them.