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How do I get started on my college essay?

How do I get started on my college essay?

The college application essay, or personal statement, can be the deciding factor in getting into an elite college. With such a monumental and significant task at hand, it can be overwhelming to think about where (or how!) to begin, but it won’t be any easier to deal with once school starts up again in the fall! College applications aren’t due…

What should I do on my college visit?

What should I do on my college visit?

Why should I visit potential colleges? Will it help me get in? College tours and visits can be an incredibly valuable resource for gaining an understanding of a college. There are many other factors that determine a student’s success and happiness in college. It is important to consider what factors are important to you and research which schools are the best…

Why should I take Advanced Placement courses?

Why should I take Advanced Placement courses?

For the amount of stress and hard work that they necessitate, people often question the utility of AP courses. See our reasons for taking them below. Admittance to Top-Tier Universities For top-tier and Ivy League schools, you will need to take the most rigorous course load available to you as a high school student. The correlation between high school students…

How can I stand out with my summer plans?

How can I stand out with my summer plans?

It’s that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer, the last day of school is on the horizon . . . and  it’s time to begin thinking about summer plans. When it comes to career advancement, we are proponents of trying to get as much experience as possible to understand how to tailor skills for certain jobs and…

What do I need to know about scholarships?

What do I need to know about scholarships?

Need Level When considering whether or not to spend your time applying for scholarships, the first detail to get into order is your exact level of need. We recommend doing this well before your college acceptances — it’s never too early to apply for free money! Don’t be too shy to ask your parents for their level of income so…

How do I cope with college rejections?

How do I cope with college rejections?

So college admissions decisions are out, and you didn’t get in. How do you deal? Remember that rejection isn’t specific. Many students think their rejection can be traced back to a specific part of their application. Maybe that B in freshman year Spanish was why I didn’t get into Yale, they think. If I had only missed one less question…

How do I choose a college?

How do I choose a college?

It’s tempting to attend the most well-known school that accepted you, but it’s just as easy to be miserable at an Ivy League if it’s not the right fit for you. Most people know to some extent that the best school varies based on the individual; a pre-law student may not be best suited for MIT, for example. Yet it…

What do I do if I get waitlisted?

What do I do if I get waitlisted?

1. Don’t take it personally. The admissions game is partially a game of chance, not skill – maybe too many people from your home state applied this year, or your application was read after there were already too many students accepted into your intended major. There is also the slim chance that the university received your supplemental materials (transcript, counselor…