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

Reading time: 8 mins. You worked on your application for months: perfecting your essays, crafting your activities list, and getting stellar letters of recommendation. Then, you […]
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, […]
July 13, 2020
32 Things Admission Officers Want You to Know About Your College Essay

32 Things Admission Officers Want You to Know About College Essays

The admissions process is stressful under the best of circumstances. In today’s uncertain environment, it’s even more so. So when you’re writing your admissions essays, wouldn’t […]
June 6, 2020
COVID-19 as a College Admission Essay Topic: Should You Write About It?

COVID-19 as a College Admission Essay Topic: Should You Write About It?

Every facet of everyday life — from studying to shopping to traveling to socializing — has been impacted by COVID-19 during the last few months. As […]
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