Some students are not quite prepared for an often overlooked, yet critical component of the medical school application -- the activities and extracurriculars section.
Grit, determination and resilience to overcome difficult circumstances, is a quality many college admissions counselors should consider more in its application review process.
In an effort to recapture a personalized and humanistic process, schools like Tufts and George Mason University are increasingly accepting video essays and statements in lieu of in-person interviews.
Well-intended efforts to change the general education curriculum have foundered on the shoals of academic politics. As a consequence, students are leaving college insufficiently prepared to be the kinds of leaders our world desperately needs.
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....