College Admissions Guidance

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

Schools that offer NO MERIT Scholarships application strategy colleges list financial planning future planning Apr 21, 2021
The list of colleges NOT offering merit scholarships include many of the most well-known in the United States.
 
  1. Amherst College
  2. Dartmouth College
  3. Reed College
  4. Bernard College
  5. Goddard...
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Five interesting facts about college admissions application strategy colleges list future planning Apr 21, 2021
  1. UCLA is the #1-most-applied-to college, with nearly 114,000 applications (pre-COVID).
  2. It's possible to write a college essay about something as mundane as showering...and get into Yale! (Someone...
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College interview questions planning application strategy junior year networking senior year Apr 21, 2021
Try to relax and be yourself, and make an effort to avoid common interview mistakes. The interview should be a pleasant experience, and you can use it to show off your personality in...
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The 10-critical mistakes of college admissions application strategy essays future planning junior year senior year Apr 21, 2021
  1. Starting late
  2. Put off college visits
  3. Only apply in-state $$ concerns
  4. Getting essays critiqued by a language expert
  5. Read on below.. :-) 
 
1. Starting late: Not giving themselves...
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Your success regimen for college admissions application strategy extracurricular activities freshman year junior year mental health senior year sophomore year Apr 21, 2021
Whether you're a freshman or a senior, developing the following skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life. 
Manage Your Time - You know the deal:...
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5 REASONS TO STILL TAKE THE SAT/ACT academics boost future planning Apr 21, 2021

What does the recent increase in test-optional colleges mean for current high school juniors and other students planning to apply to college in 2021-2022? Will these students get to skip the SAT...

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Post high school plan: college, university, gap year? career options future planning Apr 21, 2021
In summary
  • Many career paths can lead to a happy life.
  • College, vocational programs and the military are just a few of the possibilities.
  • The right career path should meet your child’s needs...
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COVID impact on college admissions application strategy covid future planning Apr 21, 2021

1.  The vast majority of colleges and universities are now test-optional. That includes more than 90% of all highly selective and elite schools.
2. Because two-year-old tax returns are used...

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Don't use COVID-19 experiences for your Common App essay application strategy covid essays senior year Apr 21, 2021
College essays are to help you differentiate over other students. If your topic is common, one that many others will be writing about, you are already fading into the crowd. It’s simply...
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Five ways to get merit scholarship at state universities financial planning future planning junior year senior year Apr 21, 2021
Here are five things to keep in mind about obtaining a merit scholarship from a state university:
  1. Merit money is plentiful.      
  2. Understand what it takes to win a scholarship....
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