How to Research and Select a College Major

Choosing a college major is a life-changing decision. You are going to spend a lot of money becoming educated in your chosen field, so you will need to find a good job to make it worthwhile. Here are a few tips for researching and selecting a college major that won’t leave you with regrets after […]

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Strategically Selected High School Courses to Impress Admissions Officers

You have many options when it comes to taking classes in high school. How can you choose your courses strategically so that you have a competitive edge when it comes to applying for college? Here are a few quick tips. Select the right college prep courses – If you know your intended major, definitely choose […]

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Career Research Tips for High School Students

Are you tired of people still asking you what you want to be when you grow up, as if you’re not just a year or two away from graduating high school? The other reason you may dread the question is that you honestly don’t have an answer. That’s what we’re going to help you with […]

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3 Things to Do the Summer Before College Starts

Every year, students graduate high school with the prospect of college beginning in the Fall. You should already know where you are going by the time summer arrives, but what can you do with those last few months? Here are a few suggestions for high school seniors who are thinking about how to spend their […]

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The Three Dreaded Questions Every Student Gets Asked About College

The frequent and annoying questions that parents, relatives, neighbors, and even teachers ask high school students regarding college can take an exciting part of life and make it frustrating. Here are three of the most dreaded questions you’ve probably heard over and over again: Are You Going to College? – You probably hate this question […]

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Congratulations Class of 2017 – College Acceptances!

Congratulations to Our Seniors!   Congratulations to the Class of 2017 College Planning Source students on your college acceptances! Your hard work is paying off. We are proud to announce that our seniors in the class of 2017 received admission to the following colleges:   The University of Alabama Arizona State University The University of […]

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UC, CSU, and Common Application Changes/Updates

Hello Class of 2018! The 2017-2018 application cycle will soon be upon us! Here are some changes that will be made to commonly used applications of California Students.: UC Updates The new Personal Insight (essay) questions: the questions were chosen evenly during the 2016-2017 application cycle (no certain questions were answered more often than others) […]

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What Standardized Tests To Take For College and When to Take Them

What Standardized Tests to Take and When to Take Them Understanding standardized test type and timing is critical to the college application and planning process. It is important to ensure that your student has all of their tests planned so they can ensure that they will meet application requirements and get a sense of where […]

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Parents with Juniors in High School – Less than a year and counting!

Hello Parents! In less than one year, your Class of 2018 student will be done with their college applications and will begin receiving their early action application results. Here are a few things that you’ll want to start focusing on to ensure that they’ll be ready to begin the applications! Project their GPA Schools will […]

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Juniors: Start the Common Application now!

Great news: the Common Application has confirmed that juniors can create a Common Application account now and fill out the basic information, which can be rolled over for the 2016-2017 application cycle. Think about how great it will be to have that part of the application done, leaving you time to focus on essays! The […]

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