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
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
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)
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
College Applications: How to Address Red Flags Students finishing their junior year may be looking to get a head start on the college application process. Almost every student gets nervous about college applications, but for students who have to explain an infraction, grade dip, or extenuating circumstances, there's an even higher level of anxiety. Are … Continue reading College Apps: Addressing Red Flags
Five Don'ts for Parents in the College Admissions Process College admissions has changed a lot since parents applied and students and their families are often unsure of what role everyone should play during this exciting (and sometimes confusing) time. Here are some tips to keep the peace and perspective. Don't write essays or edit too … Continue reading College Admissions Tips for Parents
5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. As juniors embark on the college admissions process (and visit schools over Spring Break), now is … Continue reading Developing your College List!