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

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

How to Choose Which Colleges to Apply To

Choosing Which Colleges to Apply To The first and perhaps most important step in the application process is deciding which schools to apply to. Hopefully, you’ve already started researching and visiting colleges and have an idea of which factors are important to you when creating your balanced college list. In addition to looking at majors, courses, and professors, there … Continue reading How to Choose Which Colleges to Apply To

Narrowing Down Your College List (Again)

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your List of Colleges So many colleges, so hard to find the best fit. As rising seniors create their college lists this summer, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. Here are some tips to … Continue reading Narrowing Down Your College List (Again)

Resume & Activity List

Creating and Updating Your Activity List/Resume When it comes to your college applications, you will likely need to submit a resume or activity list. Colleges are not admitting facts and figures, they want living, breathing human beings with likes and dislikes, passions and aversions. Your "soft factors," your essays, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular involvement, will … Continue reading Resume & Activity List