Tag: college applications

Authenticity and Your College Applications

The college search process can be both exciting and anxiety-inducing. I believe this to be especially true now, during the age of COVID, when schools have revamped their respective websites to provide copious amounts of information in place of in-person visits. Among the various pages that you’ve read during your search, I am certain that […]

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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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Early Decision II: What’s the Scoop?

So, it’s November, and perhaps after researching which colleges are a good match for you and visiting some schools on your list, you identified your first choice and decided you were willing to submit a binding Early Decision (ED I) application. Great! Now you’re waiting for a response, which will come by mid-December. If that’s […]

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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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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Your Activities

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 community. Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities. Discuss its significance or why it’s been meaningful to you. […]

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What to Make of the Test-Optional Movement

What to Make of the Test-Optional Movement (2022 edition) One of the biggest question marks in college admissions has become, “What does ‘test-optional’ really mean?” And the answer, like many things in the higher education landscape, seems to be rapidly evolving as we get further from the pandemic-linked rush towards test-optional pilot programs. In this […]

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College Applications: It’s All in the Details

College applications are work, plain and simple, no doubt about it. You’ve got to fill in the form details on top of writing all those essays and getting letters of recommendation. You have to manage deadlines and document your activities. Almost all students are aware of these requirements, but what often gets overlooked — whether […]

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