How to wait – a guide for students and parents

How to wait – a guide for students and parents

The shortest month of the year is quickly drawing to a close, which means March—and the hotly anticipated college admissions results that come along with it—are just around the corner. For students and their families, this time is at once exciting and...
Work experience in college admissions

Work experience in college admissions

As soon as school is back in session after the holidays, many students begin to consider their options for summer. Elite college hopefuls should take care to craft a summer break agenda that will build upon the “hook” they have established during the school year. A...
Demonstrated interest in the age of the internet

Demonstrated interest in the age of the internet

A recent articlein the Wall Street Journalreiterated what many of us already know to be true—colleges and universities commonly track what prospective students are up to online. But the article shed light on a specific practice that fewer of us were previously aware...
Why it’s never too early to become a good writer

Why it’s never too early to become a good writer

It can be tempting to think that you should only worry about getting better at the essay format once the mountain of supplementary essays loom during college application season. But if that’s the first time you start to realize how tenuous your grasp of basic sentence...
How to become a person colleges want

How to become a person colleges want

As admit rates for elite colleges and universities across the country continue to plummet year after year, you might find yourself wondering (particularly if you’re a college-bound high school student yourself), what exactly it is that these schools are looking for,...
Are SAT IIs important to colleges?

Are SAT IIs important to colleges?

For decades, the SAT General Test (now just referred to simply as the SAT) has ignited fear and anxiety in the hearts of college-bound high school students across the globe. There are countless news articles and op-eds about everything from the well-documented...