Understanding College is about…

Cutting through the jargon and the marketing to provide straightforward, detailed information, resources and advice to help you navigate college and know how to succeed.

You’ll find more than college admissions advice here, because getting into college is only half the goal:

Just about 55 percent of students have completed their degrees six years later. Starting college isn’t enough–you want to finish college. 

Don’t just think about where you will get in; think about what that college has to offer  once you’re enrolled. 

Understanding College is about what happens in college and how to get the most from the experience;  

How to pick the college that’s right for you– not just what’s high on the rankings;

How to know what to look for in a college– what characteristics matter;

What happens in financial aid and scholarships and what to know about student debt;

What’s happening on college campuses and why it’s so important to engage;

….How to make college worth the investment.