How to make a Senior Year Roadmap

How to make a Senior Year Roadmap

You’ve made it! It’s senior year and you can finally apply to college. Step one, you created a Common Application account. Now all that’s left are steps 2-100… There are a lot of moving pieces you need to keep track of throughout the college application process, and...
Personal Statement Do’s and Dont’s

Personal Statement Do’s and Dont’s

If you’re about to enter senior year, you’re probably looking for college advice around every corner. There can be a lot of conflicting and confusing advice out there, coming from your college advisor, various books, websites, as well as family and friends who have...
Common App 101: Letters of Recommendation

Common App 101: Letters of Recommendation

Scoring high test scores, writing a compelling personal statement, and maintaining a high GPA are all challenging tasks, but at least you have the comfort of having control over these critical components of your college application. A letter of recommendation, on the...
Looking beyond school stereotypes

Looking beyond school stereotypes

When you’re looking at colleges and compiling the list of schools you want to apply to, it seems like just about everyone has an opinion. Your aunt went to Miami back in the day and says it’s a party school, but your cousin just graduated with an engineering degree...
How long does it take to apply to college?

How long does it take to apply to college?

Every year, we see students who underestimate the amount of time and attention applying to college actually takes. On the other end of the spectrum, we have students who begin thinking about their applications during their freshman year of high school (or even before...
Does senior spring matter?

Does senior spring matter?

Congrats! You’re done with applications, chosen your school, and now you’re wondering if you can take your foot off of the gas petal, put your car in cruise control, and coast through the rest of your senior year. After getting that acceptance from a top-tier college...