The Old College Try

It's more difficult than ever to get accepted to a top college; those applying now have likely dedicated their high school years to this very moment. Here's how to give it your best shot without losing sight of broader life goals.

If At First You Don't Succeed

By Alexander Spradlin
Conquering the graduate school application process

Why It's Worth Taking Intro Psych

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How psychology can help you improve your life

The College Rejection Letter

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Ways to keep college rejection, and acceptance, in perspective.

How "Legally Blonde" Got Me into Notre Dame

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
"You got into Harvard law? What, like it’s hard?"

Midterms and Finals: Making it through without falling apart

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Reduce your stress and raise your grade

Striking a Balance Between Ivy League or Bust

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Obama becomes president: Genius or rigor?

10 Failsafe Test-Taking Tips

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Psych out your tests with these 10 simple tips

Maybe You Only Need to Be Good at One Thing

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
I have a problem with GPA and other overall evaluations

Teenage Girls Are Succeeding, But At What Price?

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
21st century Athenas: Girls struggling with stress on the heels of success.

Back to School Psychology

By Sam Sommers
Why the right mental outlook should be at the top of your back-to-school list.

50 Tips for College Students

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn how to have a happy and successful college career.

Writing the Perfect Resume: A 5-Step Guide

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Make your credentials stand out from the crowd’s

The Six Best Ways to Decrease Your Anxiety

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Research-based coping strategies that can help you get through it.

Preparing Your Child for College: One Professor's Perspective

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Ways to help your child succeed in college, and in life.

Realities of Studying Philosophy at a Non-elite School

By Michael Bruce
Could a state school student get into a top ten philosophy graduate program?

Writing a compelling life story in 500 words or less

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
From college applications to CEO cover letters, how to nail the personal essay

How to make recommendations work for you

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Getting (and writing) great letters of support

Out of Thin Air, Part I

By Sam Sommers
The threat of unspoken expectations.

How Brainy Is Your Major?

By Jonathan Wai Ph.D.
Where does your major rank on smarts?

A Daughter Tries to Heal Her Parents

By Sonia Taitz
I was wound up and wanted to spring out heroically.