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...
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...
How do I write a letter of continued interest?

How do I write a letter of continued interest?

If things didn’t exactly go your way in the increasingly competitive EA/ED round (i.e. you got deferred), you still have options — and only one of them involves simply waiting around with your fingers crossed until March. At Command, we are proponents of a short and...