College & Career

From standardized testing to packing for your freshman year of college, this section covers all college-related topics.

Why I’m applying to women’s colleges College & Career

Samantha English explains why she's drawn to this type of education

October 24, 2014

4 steps to college-proofing your social media
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October 16, 2014

Time to clean up your social media

What’s the difference between EA and ED?
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October 13, 2014

We help you understand the basics of early action and early decision

Ask me anything
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October 3, 2014

College faculty take your questions every month

Home sweet homesick
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September 30, 2014

A college care package with a taste of Chicago

WATCH: How not to write a college essay
College & Career

September 22, 2014

Mash reporter Samantha deals (or tries to deal) with the college writing process

Getting it write: Rock your college essay in 6 steps
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September 15, 2014

Experts shared their do’s and don’ts for writing the best possible essay

Illinois grads made progress on ACT, but numbers troubling
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August 20, 2014

Chicago Tribune The state’s high school graduating Class of 2014 scored an average of 20.7 on the ACT college entrance...

ACT college entrance exam no longer a required state test
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July 21, 2014

After nearly 15 years, free exam for juniors will become 'optional' in 2015.