6 College Admissions Myths

6 Common College Admissions Myths There’s a lot of stress, pressure and confusion surrounding the college admissions process, so it’s only natural that people develop a lot of theories about how it actually works. The college admissions process is always changing, so something that used to be accurate a long time ago, might not be … Continue reading 6 College Admissions Myths

Demonstrated Interest & College Admissions

The Dating Game: Letting Colleges Know You're Really Ready to Commit College visits are just one small piece of a pie that we, and admissions officers across the country, call “demonstrated interest,” and it has an impact on your chances of admission. You wouldn't go on a date with someone who doesn't want to get … Continue reading Demonstrated Interest & College Admissions

Last Minute Tips for Your College Essays

Dot Your "I"s and Cross Your "T"s: Put the Finishing Touches on Your Essays Fall deadlines college applications are quickly approaching, and for those students applying for early decision or early action, that deadline is just a couple of days away. For those of you putting the finishing touches on your applications and admissions essays, here … Continue reading Last Minute Tips for Your College Essays

The Value of Community Service

Giving Back is Just as Important as Getting In When discussing the different elements of a college application, we often bring up the significance of the “brag sheet.” I can’t stress enough how important a complete and comprehensive brag sheet is to the admissions process. Your brag sheet lists all of your extracurriculars, employment, summer experiences, … Continue reading The Value of Community Service

Letters of Recommendation Tips: Freshmen to Senior Year

Recommendation Letter Roundup One of the most critical elements of a stellar college application is a collection of glowing recommendation letters from counselors, teachers and other administrators you have interacted with during your four years of high school. Recommendation letters play a critical role in painting a picture of how you relate to and interact … Continue reading Letters of Recommendation Tips: Freshmen to Senior Year