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!
Creating a Balanced College List Previously, we looked at how students can use some of the criteria that they are looking for in their reach schools to choose target and likely schools that they would be equally excited to attend. There is no one right school for anyone! One of the most important parts of the college … Continue reading Getting into the Ivies – Part 4
Creating a Balanced College List Many students get their hearts set on one school, and if they don't get in, it's the end of the world – that’s exactly the wrong attitude to have! It is important for students to have a balanced college list of schools where they will be happy and successful. Remember, … Continue reading Getting into the Ivies – Part 3
What Makes a School "Ivy League"? Though there are nearly 3,000 4-year colleges and universities in the US, the eight Ivy League colleges are some of the most well known institutions in the world, causing students from all over the globe to obsess about getting into an Ivy League college. Despite this frenzy (the Ivy … Continue reading Getting into the Ivies – Part 2