Category: college admissions

The Value of a Strong Letter of Recommendation

One thing that’s easy to forget about is the value of a strong letter of recommendation. But who better to show a college what you’re like as a student than...

College Application Options – How Should You Apply (part 1 of 3)

Now that you’ve narrowed your college list down and decided where you want to apply, the next big question is: how to apply. In general, there are three options to choose between when deciding how to apply...

The Activities Section – Your College Application Depends on it

Make sure your using the activities section in your college applications wisely. It can be the difference between being accepted or denied at your dream school.

How Personal is too Personal in an Admissions Essay?

The Common Application is your chance to set yourself apart from other applicants. Make sure you're putting your best self out there for admissions officers to see.

The Case for Safeties

Now let me tell you what a safety school is not. A safety school is not a ‘last resort.’ A safety school is not a bad school. A safety school is not the end of the world. Adding safeties to your list means adding options, opportunities, and choices.

Biggest Mistakes Students Make When Writing Their Admissions Essays

Nothing is worse for an admissions essay than a "cookie cutter" essay topic.

Why Use a Private College Admissions Counselor?

Did you know, the average caseload for a high school guidance counselor is anywhere from 250-500 students? Many students feel their high schools cannot offer enough time or energy to helping them choose a major or college to match their preferences and abilities.