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Use Changes to the College Admissions Process to Earn Admission

Greg Kaplan | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Greg Kaplan

In the face of skyrocketing competition, your child should use changes to the college admission process to increase her odds of earning admission and ...

The College Application Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty

So your high school senior is in the throes of preparing his college applications. He’s retaking the SATs for the umpteenth time, hoping to squeeze ...

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

How to Email Professors for Research Opportunities - College Counseling 101

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Many high school students interested in science would love the opportunity to research in a scientist's laboratory over the summer. Getting an interns...

Do You Need a College Counselor For College Admissions?

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

College admissions is a complicated process and it has been reported that at some schools almost 75% of students take tutoring and college counseling help.

10 College Application Tips: How to Write for Tired Eyes

Ruth Starkman | Posted 08.17.2016 | College
Ruth Starkman

Be in the spotlight. Avoid long descriptions of others, or lists of heroes. A brief mention is fine, but keep yourself center stage. We are eager to meet you, so don't bring a crowd. We only have enough focus for you.

Surviving the College Admissions Hype

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Over the next several weeks, thousands of high school students will hear back from colleges with one of three results: accepted, waitlisted or rejected. High school seniors and their parents are anxious for the fated emails from universities.

6 Ingenious Ways to Save Money on College Applications

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Paying for college doesn't just begin in your first semester freshman year. Rather, prospective college students can expect to start funding their higher education in high school--when they send in their college applications.

College Admissions: A 'Game' Everyone Can Win

Josh Stephens | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

If college is a "game," this is how you win.

Clueless About College

| Posted 09.29.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

How Many Colleges Should Students Apply to?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 11.04.2013 | College
Maura Kastberg

There may be 20 colleges you want to attend, or you could have your heart set on just one. When you are applying to college be practical. Most students should apply to somewhere between 5-7 colleges.

Do-It-Yourself College Applications: 10 Steps to the Common App Essay

Ruth Starkman | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Ruth Starkman

You might be relieved to know that as "complex" and "confusing" as the college application process may sound, putting together your own application and writing your essay without paid advice may, in fact, give you better results.

5 Things You Shouldn't Do When Applying To College

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 07.17.2013 | Teen

Applying to college is stressful -- but you knew that. Students have a million things to worry about, from researching different programs to choosing ...

How to Use Facebook to Get a Leg Up in College Admissions

Scott Weingold | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

You might not be surprised to learn that almost a full 25 percent of today's college admissions officers use Facebook when judging applicants.

Look Out High School Juniors: Changes Are Coming to the Common App

Billy Wheelan | Posted 04.26.2013 | College
Billy Wheelan

Beginning August 1, 2013, students will no longer be able to select "topic of your choice" for their personal statement. Instead, students will choose from 4-5 new essay prompts that are set to change each year.

The Art of the Recommendation Letter

Randy Miller | Posted 01.25.2013 | College
Randy Miller

While test scores and grades can vouch for your intellect and memorization skills, they cannot vouch for your character. A recommendation letter can; and while a great recommendation may or may not achieve the desired goal, a poorly intended letter will do a disservice to any student.

How to Apply to College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

As the Class of 2013 begins the next round of dream sculpting, we would all do well to think of this understated wunderstudent. Her path to college was pretty interesting.