Articles by Sally Wood

Introduction: Step-by-Step College Search

Walking around campus on your own is as important as taking a guided tour

The college search and admission process can be overwhelming. Follow the steps here to help your students transition to college smoothly.  Read More…


Get Your ACT Together

The ACT & SAT are used by colleges to determine academic potential. Learn how to perform well on these entrance exams by visiting

The ACT & SAT are used by colleges to determine academic potential. Learn how to perform well on these entrance exams by visiting  Read More…

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Going to the College Fair

College fairs expose you to many different schools

During your junior and senior years you’ll probably have the opportunity to attend a college fair. The fair you attend may be small—perhaps at your high school or one nearby—and involve representatives from area colleges. Or it may be a  Read More…


Helping Your Students Prepare for the Exams

How can you help your students prepare for the tests?

Helping Your College-Bounds Students Prepare for Entrance Exams

You can help your college-bound students prepare for the ACT and SAT by encouraging them to following the advice shared in this article.  Read More…


How to Write a College Admission Essay

College admission essay advice to help you stand out

Many colleges and universities require a college admission essay as part of their admission application, and scholarship applications often include one or more essays in addition to such objective information as grades and test scores.


Key Milestones

College Admission Recruitment Steps to Get Into Top College on List

Follow this handy college admission recruitment calendar to help make sure you get into the top college on your list.   Read More…


Help Writing a College Recommendation Letter

An important part of the application process

Help Writing a College Recommendation Letter — An Important Part of the Application Process

College recommendation letters are an important part of the application process. Review this advice in writing a college recommendation letter today.  Read More…


Prepare for College: Planning Ahead Pays Off

How to prepare for college early in your high school career

Get tips on how to prepare early for college and avoid missing out on valuable opportunities. CollegeView offers information, advice and recourses for college-bound students.  Read More…


The Quick Timeline

A short reference guide to make sure you're on the right track

Plan out your freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years  Read More…


Step-by-Step College Search

How to Find the Perfect College for Your College-Bound Student

Visit for a free college search tool and a wealth of great information about how to find the perfect college, adjusting to college life, dorm life, and many other topics.  Read More…



Sally Wood is a freelance writer and editor from Marionville, Missouri. She worked as a high school counselor in the Aurora R-VIII School District in Aurora, Missouri, from 1980–2000.