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Getting Started On Your College List

March 29, 2016

Creating a best-fit college list is a process that you must commit to.  It takes time, reflection, and research. As you begin creating your list, remember that you want to find a college that will help you grow academically AND personally.  Asking some core questions about yourself during this process and answering honestly is essential for you to zero in on the range of schools that appeal to you. Ready to begin exploring colleges in more depth?

College Admissions Planning Tips For Juniors

February 8, 2016

The following are a few tips to help you prepare for your college application process ahead. These tips cover a lot of ground. It can seem daunting at times, but take a deep breath and look at this as a challenge that your are up for and that you have lots of resources to lean into.Student Planning

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College Essay Example & Why It Works

January 21, 2016

The essay is a crucial element of your college application and we expect its influence to grow as colleges are increasing efforts to review applicants more comprehensively. While you may have similar grades, test scores, and activities as other applicants - the essay is the one place where you can let colleges know what makes!  It is an opportunity for them to learn about your personality, values, and goals. Below, we have shared with you a favorite essay written by one of our students.

Demonstrated Interest: Getting the attention of your top-choice college

April 14, 2015

Once you have an idea of where you would like to apply, it’s time to start building a long-term relationship with these schools far in advance of the application season.  Meaningful contact with multiple school reps over time helps you authentically “demonstrate interest” in attending.  Your established and documented interest differentiates you from other equally qualified applicants and could very well be the difference between a yes and a no!

NEW Common App Essay Prompts - What You Need to Know

April 5, 2015

The Common Application has just released updated prompts for the class of 2016 and now is the perfect time to start preparing for your essay!

In this post we will break down each prompt and help you:

(1) Understand what the committee is really looking for from each type of question.

(2) Brainstorm to jumpstart the writing process and