Category: School Admissions

Parents: College Planning is About You Too

The college application process is stressful for not only students but for parents too. As a parent, there are likely a myriad of questions running through your head at any given moment during the entirety of the college application process. How involved should parents be in the process of creating a list? How much input […]

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How To Plan a Campus Tour

Campus visits are a vital part of your college research, and there’s no substitute for putting your feet on the ground and trying a campus on for size. A good fit is made in the details. So, when planning a campus tour, and moving through your college visits, remember to check out everything: academic programs, […]

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“What Are You Doing for Others?”

Community service has been on my mind a lot lately. When January rolls around, we have two huge opportunities to think about the role that service can play in our lives. On the third Monday in January, we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A few weeks later, on the third […]

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Private School Admissions Student Essays: What Do I Say?

One of the most stressful parts of the private school admissions process is the looming idea of writing an essay, or even multiple essays. In many ways, the essays make this process feel much like the dreaded college admissions process, even though you may be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade now. I work with […]

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Private School Admissions Parent Essays

Sometimes they look a little sheepish when they ask. “Katy, do you have any advice for us about the parent questions?” The private school admissions process is often one that seems to throw unexpected curveballs every step along the way. And right when it feels like you are rounding third base, you notice that the […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on “Why Us?”

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about diversity, creativity, community, and activities. The “Why Us?” essay is the college essay prompt that asks you to explain why the given school is […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Creativity

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about “why us?,” diversity, your community, and your activities. I have been asked about my creativity. What do I do now? Creativity is a key […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Diversity

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about “why us?,” community, creativity, and your activities. Supplemental college essay prompts that ask about diversity have been around for years, but they are starting […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Your Community

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about “why us?,” diversity, creativity, and your activities. What’s the Point of the Community Essay? Many colleges will ask you to write about a community […]

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