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50 best college admissions blogs

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If college is on the horizon, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done. Not only are there campus visits to be made and application essays to be written, but you may need a crash course in terms such as SAT, early action and FAFSA. Fortunately, the power of the Internet brings everything you need to navigate the college admissions process right to your fingertips.

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College admissions blogs offer students and parents expert advice, personal insight and insider tips. Don't think you have to navigate the application process alone. Instead, tap into the wealth of knowledge that is waiting at your fingertips. Here are 50 of the best college admissions blogs on the web to get you started.

 

Best of the best blogs

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.

The Choice: New York Times

The Princeton Review

The College Insider

College Admission Blog

 

Best college counseling blogs

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.

Get Into College Blog

GPS College Guidance

How to Get In

College Admissions Partners

College Admission

The Admission Game

 

Best career blogs

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.

College Surfing Insider

College Prowler

 

Best blogs on testing

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.

Application Boot Camp

Rethinking Admissions

The Insider's Guide to Admissions

Test Prep Success

Bell Curves

 

Best financial aid blogs

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.

Go Financial Aid

Student Loan Network

College Search Game Plan

 

Best college news blogs

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.

The Quick and the Ed

Education Week

Admitted

College Inc.

The College Puzzle -- Stanford University

 

Best blogs for business students

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.

Clear Admit

Expartus

Business Because

Ellipsing My Way…to Business School

 

Best blogs for law 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.

Law School Expert

LSAT Blog: Ace the LSAT

The 180

 

Best blogs for grad students

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.

Gradshare

Graduate Admissions Guru

Med School Pulse

 

Best regional blogs

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.

Ms. Sun's UC Admissions Blog

The Ivy Coach

UCLA Life

 

Best blogs for new students

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.

My College Guide

College - U. Got It?

Educated Quest

Prep Talk

 

Best blogs for parents

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.

Video College Advisor

The College Solution

Parents Countdown to College Coach

Educational Advocates

The Neurotic Parent

College Mom Minute

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