Setting Test Prep Goals for 2020

Setting Test Prep Goals for 2020

Earning high exam scores in school and on standardized tests is an important component of a strong college application. They show that you are a good student and that you push yourself to succeed. Strong scores are also a great way for you to demonstrate your academic...
2020 Goals For Students

2020 Goals For Students

Now that the holidays have ended, it’s time to get back into a productive groove. Winter can be long, and early nightfall can easily diminish your motivation and productivity. Setting goals for the new semester might help you avoid a winter slump. They’re also a good...
What to Do if I’m Deferred?

What to Do if I’m Deferred?

When you apply to a college early action or decision, there are three possible outcomes. The majority of applicants fall into the first two categories: accepted and denied. However, for some, the answer isn’t so straightforward. Students who are deferred have...
What do I need to do to get into an Ivy League school?

What do I need to do to get into an Ivy League school?

There’s no magic formula for gaining admission into an Ivy League school. Perfect grades won’t guarantee acceptance, and neither will a perfectly well-rounded activities list. Countless valedictorians are denied admission to Ivy League schools, while their less...
How to write college supplements

How to write college supplements

You’ve already spent weeks crafting the perfect personal statement… and then you realize that most of your top choice colleges also require supplemental essays. You’ll find these hiding in different nooks and crannies of the common app, usually under “Writing...
Demonstrated interest in the age of the internet

Demonstrated interest in the age of the internet

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reiterated what many of us already know to be true—colleges and universities commonly track what prospective students are up to online. However, the article shed light on a specific practice that few of us were previously...