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5 Reasons to Consider Community College

Community colleges are increasingly becoming a primary option for many high school graduates and adult learners ready to return to school. Regardless of what career field you are interested in, here are the top reasons you should consider exploring t

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Saving for college expenses is a tough undertaking, but by doing so, you have the opportunity to help the children and grandchildren you love succeed. Knowing your options and getting the facts can help make the task easier. CollegeCounts is a 529-qu more

Nov 17, 2015 1:04 PM money matters

So your student athlete is being recruited by a few colleges. Great! But what factors should he or she consider when making their decision? Ensuring they’ll work well with the school’s coach is a good place to start. more

Nov 17, 2015 1:23 PM the college view

Whether you’re participating in extracurricular activities to land a spot in your dream school, to spice up your resume or you’re just joining to get the t-shirt, we’re here to bust a few myths about extracurricular activities and share just how muc more

Aug 20, 2015 2:28 PM admissions

Applying for scholarships can be a pain — especially when you’re not passionate about the essay topics or tasks at hand. To help spice up your scholarship search, we found the following hobbies that can help fund your way through college. Here’s just more

Aug 21, 2015 12:52 PM money matters

Mark your calendars: October will be here sooner than we realize, and that means a redesigned PSAT. Yikes! But fear not, we’ve done the legwork to answer any questions you may have so that you and your teen won’t be blindsided by the changes and will more

Aug 26, 2015 9:54 AM admissions

They’ve taken their last exam, donned the cap and gown and walked across the stage to accept their diploma. Congratulations, you have a high school graduate, and they likely feel ready to take on the world! This summer will fly by and soon it will be more

Jun 9, 2015 2:38 PM the college view

Many local colleges and organizations in Alabama offer a wide variety of scholarships for the creative and performing arts. Most require auditions, while some focus on the portfolio or application. more

May 14, 2015 10:33 AM money matters

Community colleges are increasingly becoming a primary option for many high school graduates and adult learners ready to return to school. Regardless of what career field you are interested in, here are the top reasons you should consider exploring t more

Jun 9, 2015 12:41 PM admissions 2 Comments

Making sure your teen attends a college that best suits all of their needs ultimately falls on the backs of parents. There is a lot of information about college acceptance that parents and teens should know upfront—and some of this they won’t hear fr more

Mar 26, 2015 11:11 AM admissions

Everything you need to know about finding the right school for you! more

Jan 19, 2015 9:08 AM the college view

Although single-sex colleges have been around since the origin of universities, currently only about 2 percent of women in America attend women’s colleges. But graduates of women’s colleges make up more than 20 percent of the women in Congress and 30 more

Jan 21, 2015 9:27 AM admissions

Students should look at college as an opportunity to prepare not just for a career but also for the rest of their lives. more

Nov 17, 2014 12:48 PM the college view

Even though the College Level Examination Program, better known as “CLEP,” isn’t a mandatory exam like the ACT or SAT, it’s still considered a highly important test that can prove beneficial to a student’s future. more

Nov 19, 2014 11:18 AM admissions

Mark your calendars: October 2015 will be here sooner than we realize, and that means a redesigned PSAT and SAT. Yikes! But fear not, we’ve done the legwork to answer your questions so you and your teen won’t be blindsided by the changes and be bette more

Sep 19, 2014 10:28 AM admissions

As you may know, the option to opt into the Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) program has been closed since 2009 due to its near collapse following the economic recession of 2008. That, in addition to the steady increase in tuition ra more

Sep 16, 2014 2:50 PM money matters

On Monday, Sept 15 – the College & Career Night hosted by Junior League will take place from 6-8 at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center. With parents shouldering over 50% of the cost of college, it is advisable that you attend with your teen. more

Aug 7, 2014 10:10 AM admissions

The competition to get into college and score sought-after scholarships can be fierce. So how can your teen get ahead of other applicants? We asked college admissions officers what they look for in prospective students and here's what they said. more

Jun 4, 2013 9:53 AM admissions

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