What You Need to Know About College Aid
This article explains different options for financial aid, including both need- and merit-based aid.
Gear Teens Up Early for Summer Programs
Sara Zessar was interviewed for this article about what students and parents should do to plan and prepare for summer programs.
How to Write an Outstanding College Essay
This article offers tips on how to write a college essay that will make you stand out from other applicants.
How to Get the Most Out of College Fairs
How to Make the Most of College Fairs and Other Advice on the College Search
Should You Hire a Private College Counselor?
Help Your High School Senior With College Applications While Maintaining Your (And Their) Sanity
This article offers advice to parents on helping their children with college applications.
Independent College Consultants Can Help Teens Apply to College
This article explains the role of an independent college consultant, offers advice for working with a consultant, and suggests things to consider when hiring one.
Helping Your Teen Navigate the College Admissions Process
This article provides advice on how parents can offer their kids assistance and guidance with the complicated college search and admissions process.
Approaching the College Search and Admissions Process with Ease
This article offers advice to help students approach the college process in a way that will reduce stress and result in better outcomes.
Get In! The High-Success, Low-Stress Guide to College Planning
Sara Zessar wrote about the University of Rochester in the “Secret College Gems” chapter of this book.