There are things you can do right now, both to increase your chances of acceptance at your top choice school, and to strengthen your regular decision applications.
Write for the Future essayists Anton Kliot (left) and Calvin Thompson (right) Amherst Supplemental Essays By Anton Kliot Amherst gave applicants t...
Almost all of the juniors and seniors who come to me with high hopes of getting into an elite university are involved in too many activities.
A deferral means that you are qualified and that the admission officers will take another look at your application file during their regular admission period. So, what to do?
Students can do a great deal, both before and after applying, to ensure that they maintain their sanity, embrace colleges' decisions, and actually increase their chances of getting into their favored schools.
While getting deferred is disappointing, the students are still under consideration. The deferring college just wants to look at them in the regular admission pool. While chances of ultimately getting accepting are somewhat less than regular admissions, they still have a chance.
By Laura Telfer I take a deep breath, close my eyes, and unlock my imagination. I allow my mind and body to become one, harmonize with my surroundin...
As I write this, students I know are waiting to hear from dozens of schools, and many have already heard from a vast array of colleges and universities, from Arizona State to Temple and the University of Pittsburgh.
Applying to college is a big deal, and there are a lot of people who love you for who you are. They hope it all works out for you when college decisions are announced. Whether it works out or not, they'll still love you for who you are.
Please use the rest of December to help seniors finalize their college applications essays and apply for scholarships by helping them promote themselves powerfully. Use their selfies, tweets, and videos as starting points for powerful celebratory essays.
By all accounts there is an increase in gifted applicants to performing arts college programs, and an increase in the level of preparedness. This speaks well for the students themselves, and the families who support them in pursuing their dreams of a career in the performing arts. Good work!
In recent months, news has emerged from universities around the country indicating that a significant level of skepticism remains about online education.
Writing the college essay is easier said than done so I went ahead and asked current college students and College Admission Mentor for Peers (CAMP) Philippines mentors for advice on writing the dreaded college application essay.
By June Liu As I adjust my tutu backstage and stare down at my bare feet, the combination strikes me as odd. Doesn't a performance of "La Esmeralda"...
When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.
The best way to gain acceptance to a school where you will be happy and successful is to be yourself on your application and do enough research that your list contains only colleges that are genuinely a good fit.