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The College Application Process

We know that approaching the college application process may seem daunting. Under the guidance of our senior counselors, all of whom are Ivy League and top tier universities graduates, we work diligently with students to help them succeed in all aspects of the college application process, from writing personal statements to asking for letters of recommendation. Check out our guide and resources to approaching each step of the college application process below!

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.

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation While Everyone is in Quarantine

Letters of recommendation can be one of the best ways to convey the energy, curiosity and dedication you…

Common App 101: Letters of Recommendation

A letter of recommendation, requires you to put trust in a teacher or advisor to advocate for you and help you get into your top choice…

How to Transfer into Your Dream School

So college isn’t what you dreamed it would be. You like some parts of it – like your quirky calc professor and…

What is rolling admission?

It’s college application season already, and even if you don’t plan on submitting your applications until their due dates at 11:59 pm, you…

How do I write a letter of continued interest?

So you’ve been deferred or waitlisted from a school you had your heart set on. Take heart! There’s still…

When Should I Apply to College?

Between early action, restrictive early action, early decision, rolling admission, and regular decision, it’s…

How to Handle College Rejections

Even the most qualified candidates might open their inbox to find an “I regret to inform you…” email. Those…

What to Do if I’m Deferred?

The majority of applicants fall into the first two categories: accepted and denied. However, for some, the answer isn’t so straightforward. 

How do I choose a college?

It can still be incredibly tough to pick which college to attend, much less apply to. Those amazing alumni networks and stellar classmates…

What do I do if I get waitlisted?

The admissions game is partially a game of chance, not skill – maybe too many people from your home…

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…

Can I back out of Early Decision?

Hooray! You’ve been accepted into college! You applied a month and a half ago, and now you’re being forced to go to the school you were…

Help! Early Decision results are almost here and I’m freaking out

Once the “submit” button has been pressed, we also spend quite a bit of time coaching students through the…

Am I better off applying for a more obscure major?

If you talk to most students about applying to colleges, you’ll likely get similar responses regarding their chosen major: Economics,…

5 Things To Do Before You Press “Send”

It’s the eve of your early application deadline, and you’re starting to panic (okay, let’s be honest–you’ve been panicking since August).

Is Early Decision Right For Me?

Applying to colleges under their Early Decision program (ED) can be both alluring and scary for prospective applicants.

Why your GPA isn’t as important as you think

When we talk to students about applying and gaining admission to top-tier colleges and universities, we talk a lot about grades. 

Are “test-optional” schools easier to get into?

While most of these test-optional policies are too young for there to be a backlog of helpful data indicating what exactly they mean, it’s pretty…

What should I expect from a college admissions interview?

The only real information they have on you is a big folder of documents — your personal statement and any…

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