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August 8, 2022
Tips for completing the college application

Tips for Completing the College Application

As we launch into (or continue) college application and essay writing season, I know you may have questions galore about how to fill out the college […]
June 19, 2022
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College Application Advice From Former Admission Officers 

The college admission process is more than a little mysterious. We all know that it happens, but we don't always really know how or why it […]
June 9, 2022
Tips to Brainstorm Admission Essay Topics

10 Steps to Brainstorm Admission Essay Topics: Part 1

There are infinite ways to brainstorm admission essay topics. But each strategy isn’t created equal — what works for one person may not work for another. […]
April 30, 2022
Tips and Strategies for Writing an Effective Persuasive Essay for the TSI Test

Writing the TSI Essay: Strategies for Success

Writing a persuasive essay isn’t difficult, but writing an effective one does require thought and strategy. And when there’s some pressure to write that essay, like […]
April 25, 2022
6 Tips for Navigating College Admissions — From the Class of 2021

Navigating College Admissions: 6 Tips

Amelia Byrd is a first-year advertising student at the University of Miami. She shares what she learned from applying to college and offers 6 pieces of […]
April 25, 2022
Answering Students' Top College Admission Essay Questions

The Admission Essay: Top Questions, Answered

The college admissions process can be overwhelming even under the best of circumstances. Chances are, you’ve got questions about your admission essays. I may not have […]
January 15, 2022
12 Tips From Parents to Ease the College Admissions Process

12 College Admission Tips From Parents

Hindsight may be 20/20 (or is it 2021?), but it isn't all for naught. Others can learn from what we did (or didn’t do). I asked […]
December 13, 2021
How to Write a Letter of Continued Interest for Your College Applications

Steps for Writing a Letter of Continued Interest

You worked on your application for months, perfecting your essays, crafting your activities list, and getting stellar letters of recommendation. Then, you waited. And waited. In […]
November 10, 2021
Should I Hire Someone to Review My College Admission Essay?

Should I Hire a College Essay Reviewer?

In a college admissions-focused Facebook group I’m in, a parent recently asked if it’s necessary to hire a college essay reviewer to go over all your […]
June 11, 2021
Getting Started With Writing Your College Admission Essay

Get Started With Writing Your Admission Essay

Admissions counselors want (and need) to get to know you better — and that means learning about more than just your grades, transcripts, activities, and test scores. By […]
March 24, 2021
The Challenge (and Opportunity) in Writing Your Admission Essays

Adding Value to Your Admission Essays

Writing your college admissions essay (often called the “personal statement”) is hard. I get it. (More than you know.) You’ve spent your high school career writing […]
December 16, 2020
Top Tips for Getting Awesome Letters of Recommendation

How to Get Awesome Letters of Recommendation for College

Letters of recommendation for college are important  —  and maybe even more so than you thought. According to a National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) survey, […]
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