Grit, determination and resilience to overcome difficult circumstances, is a quality many college admissions counselors should consider more in its application review process.
When filling out college applications, remember this is the time to present yourself in the best possible light while still using your actual past record. Colleges want to know the following things about you.
It's almost Thanksgiving. Are you one of the scores of students who has already turned in an early college application? If yes, good for you. Even if you haven't, it's time to begin thinking about college admissions interviews.
It is no surprise that the ACT Reading section can seem a bit daunting. But here is the simple, reassuring truth: it's not.
College counselors share other, unexpected suggestions that may help you impress colleges and stand out from your competition.
By Schuyler Van Amson Theatre rescued me from my own insecurities which developed after one traumatic moment, one week before starting second grade...
The best advice I can give is to start early, make a plan and follow it. Use the tools that are available to you and the process will be painless.
If you beef up your application to gain admittance, you should consider that being admitted is only the first step. Once admitted you have to be able to keep up in class and with assignments.
So without further ado, here we go with (hopefully) the last round of Common App FAQ's, based on recent, actual student/parent questions.
by Imani Graham I feel guilty not wanting to be the space aviator Daddy always wanted. In his stories, I was Commander Imani and my little brother wa...
Just two of the 14 kids who applied to Dartmouth from Jeff's high school last year were accepted. So why is Dartmouth beckoning him with bi-weekly emails and come-hither glossy fliers?
What if you applied for a job and were told, "Sorry, your zip code, previous salary, and shoe size make you ineligible for this position?" You'd be angry, right?
by Ian Batts Two friends became enemies. Eric claimed I fouled him in a basketball game during recess. He pushed me. I pushed back. Blows followed....
The way in which universities admit students can seem like a bit of a mystery -- even after completing the process yourself. Misguided assumptions and well-circulated rumors litter mainstream thought. Don't allow yourself to fall for them!
Stand up for yourselves -- say NO to a common application, and design one that is specific to your college. And while you're at it, let students send it via post if they so choose.
Too many kids tragically miss out on a shot at the top-notch education that every last one of them deserves, the kind of education that allows kids to reach their full potential and build better lives. This excellent education for all -- not just for a select few fighting over limited resources -- is what a just, equitable, and globally competitive society must demand.