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A User Update

Dear College Application Wizard User, Thank you very much for using CAW. We hope it has made the arduous process of applying to college just a little bit easier. Unfortunately, at this time, College Application Wizard will not be updating […]

Reduced College Application Requirements Bad News for Students

As someone who scours college application requirements, I am keenly aware of changes in application requirements, and without a doubt, a new trend has emerged. High school seniors will initially be grateful for this trend, but will eventually curse the […]

Tips for Freshmen part 2 of 5-The Importance of Construction Work

Whether you want to major in nursing, theater, neuroscience or history, you should be well skilled in construction, but you only need to build one thing…! – Don’t just use college to build on the version of yourself that you […]

5 Pieces of Unconventional Advice for College Freshmen

5 Pieces of Unconventional Advice for College Freshmen

You don’t need someone else telling you to stay organized, study hard and control your social behavior at college…you’ve heard it repeatedly. There are, however, some morsels that upperclass students may tell you as you enter the hallowed halls of […]

What the Extinction of the H.S. Guidance Counselor Means to You

What the Extinction of the H.S. Guidance Counselor Means to You

Time Magazine painfully quantified what many of us know intuitively: the number of guidance counselors in public schools is woefully inadequate and getting worse. Due to radically contracting budgets, counseling jobs are being cut and those remaining must assume additional, […]

Lessons from a Waitress on College & Career Success

When a three-time Pulitzer Prize winning, bestselling author talks, we would all be smart to listen carefully, and that’s exactly what I did as New York Times Journalist Thomas Friedman spoke to almost 5,000 college admission and high school guidance […]

Why one student said no to the Ivy League

Why one student said no to the Ivy League

Ashlie isn’t going to change the world…she already has, and her story is an important one for college-bound students. Ashlie is bright, witty, intellectually curious, generous and much more.  She’s incredibly talented and this was recognized by the Ivy League […]

No Nagging, Less Stress – The Perfect Way to Apply to College

No Nagging, Less Stress – The Perfect Way to Apply to College

We created College Application Wizard to save your sanity!  If you are a college bound teen or work with one, College Application Wizard will eliminate stress by organizing and managing the multitude of deadlines and requirements in the college admission […]

Tips, Trials & Tribulations of a Young College Wizard

Tips, Trials & Tribulations of a Young College Wizard

My name is Matt Stewart and I’m a summer intern for Lynell, Kelly, and College App Wizard. I have known Lynell since the beginning of my senior year of high school, when I was in the stressful midst of my […]

What you Need to Know about College Search you Learned in Kindergarten

What you Need to Know about College Search you Learned in Kindergarten

Prom is done, finals are over, and your brain is officially on summer vacation, but somewhere lurking in the far recesses of your mind looms that which you can only deny for so long…you must begin the search to pick […]