College Admissions Guidance

Blog posts about college admissions topics such as essays, extracurriculars,  planning, mental health, etc.

Finding and Applying for College Scholarships and Financial Aid application strategy financial planning future planning senior year Apr 10, 2023

The cost of attending college can be a major barrier for many students, but scholarships and financial aid can help make college more affordable. In this article, we'll explore tips and strategies...

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How to Stand Out in a Competitive College Admissions Landscape application strategy colleges list demonstrated interest essays extracurricular activities future planning senior year Apr 10, 2023

With so many qualified applicants applying to college each year, it can be difficult to stand out in the competitive admissions landscape. Here are some tips for making your application stand out:

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Overcoming Adversity in the College Application Process application strategy essays senior year Apr 10, 2023

The college application process can be challenging and stressful, and for some students, it can involve overcoming adversity. Here are some tips for students who are facing adversity in the college...

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Applying to College as an International Student: Challenges and Strategies application strategy future planning senior year Apr 10, 2023

Applying to college as an international student can be a complex and challenging process. In this article, we'll explore the unique challenges international students face and strategies to navigate...

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The Role of Demonstrated Interest in College Admissions application strategy demonstrated interest senior year Apr 10, 2023

When it comes to college admissions, demonstrated interest refers to a student's level of engagement with a particular college or university. Demonstrated interest can play a role in the admissions...

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The Pros and Cons of Early Decision Admissions application strategy future planning senior year Apr 10, 2023

Early Decision (ED) admissions is a process that allows students to apply to a college or university early in the admissions cycle, typically in November, and receive a decision from the school in...

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Understanding the 3 Different Types of College Admissions application strategy future planning senior year Apr 10, 2023

When it comes to the college admissions process, there are several different types of admissions options for students to consider. In this article, we'll explore the three most common types of...

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12 Resources to Help Your Personal Essay application strategy essays senior year Apr 10, 2023

Skip to the links at the bottom for the resources - before that, though, here is some advice in greater detail on the personal essay writing process.

 

Here’s some material that can help...

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A Guide to Writing a Standout College Essay application strategy essays senior year Apr 10, 2023

The college essay is an important part of the application process. It's an opportunity for students to showcase their personality, interests, and writing skills to admissions officers. Here's a...

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How to Demonstrate Intellectual Curiosity in Your Essays application strategy senior year Apr 10, 2023

Admissions officers often value intellectual curiosity above all other traits. Intellectual curiosity is the desire to learn because of genuine interest or passion. An intellectually curious person...

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How to Improve Brainstorming for Your Essays application strategy essays senior year Apr 10, 2023

The main purpose of brainstorming:

  • Generate creative ideas for your essay. AOs look for patterns and values behind each of the student's answers. Brainstorming is the first step to any writing...
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How to Choose the Right College: Tips and Strategies for High School Students application strategy colleges list future planning senior year Apr 10, 2023

Choosing the right college can be daunting for high school students, especially given the numerous options available. Here are some tips and strategies to help you make the best decision:

  1. Identify...
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