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The Challenges of Transfer Application Essays

Josh Stephens | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

Transfer applications, often due March 1, pose challenges that students did not face the first time around. Some supplemental essays are so redundant it's as if the schools' admissions staffs have never read the personal statement prompt.

What Every Aspiring Doctor Should Know About in High School

Arianna Yanes | Posted 02.23.2015 | Teen
Arianna Yanes

For a high schooler determined to pursue a career in medicine, a combined medical program can provide the freedom to pursue activities during the undergraduate years without thinking of how they look on a resume.

Like Uncle, Like Brother

Write for the Future | Posted 02.16.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

Through Dan, I have learned that compassion isn't inherited, or taught at school, but rather something that is gained through experiences with people. My experiences with him have formed my appreciation of others and my ability to see the unique gifts of individuals.

Applying To College Saved Me From Senioritis -- And Making A Terrible Decision

Khushi Suri | Posted 02.09.2015 | Teen
Khushi Suri

Unfortunately, many high school students are continually looking to the future for new opportunities and don't spend enough time introspecting and self-evaluating. Whether it's once a day, once a week or once a month, that time spent looking over the past is invaluable.

The Football Way

Write for the Future | Posted 02.01.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

Whether I'm creating campaigns for Marriott to reach Generation Y, or selling solar water heaters in impoverished African villages, I view the challenges in my life as if they were playing out on an imaginary football field.

The Real Cost Of Getting Into College

Posted 01.29.2015 | Teen

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Valerie Asimacopoulos, M...

The Life of a Commute

Write for the Future | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

When I bound out of my house to begin my 75 minute commute every morning, the neighborhood is dreary and empty. I find comfort on my tree-shaded block of well-kept row houses. Since birth, I have lived in the house Mom has called home since she arrived in Brooklyn from Panama 45 years ago.

How To See Exactly What Admissions Offices Think About You

College Candy | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

Want to know what your university thought about you? It’s kind of terrifying, like if there was a Lulu for ladies… but at the same time, aren’t ...

How To Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

| Posted 01.20.2015 | Teen

“Dear Pre-collegiette, Congratulations! On behalf of Awesome University…” Phew! You can breathe a sigh of relief, because you’re in. Now...

Introducing: The College Essay Project

The Huffington Post | Taylor Trudon | Posted 01.15.2015 | Teen

Applying to college is more competitive than ever before. With elite schools rejecting up to 95 percent of applicants, there's a lot of pressure to ge...

The Essay About My Sexuality That Helped Me Get Into College

Posted 01.15.2015 | Teen

We believe your college essay is more than just a Word document saved on your desktop and deserves to be shared. That's why HuffPost Teen is featuring...

How Did Applying For College Become Such A Nightmare?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.13.2015 | Teen

You've FINALLY finished your college applications and now you wait patiently until you find out which schools have deemed you worthy of attendance. *I...

The Colleges I Do (Or Don't) Get Into Don't Define Me

Isabel Song | Posted 01.09.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

Yes, I went into the application season with anxiety and stress, but I didn't going in with fear. I'm not going to be intimidated or afraid of any college. The colleges I do or don't get into don't define me. I define myself.

New Year's Resolution: No More Helicopter Parenting

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Why not take this new year's opportunity and resolve to back off? Trust your child to do the driving. Relinquish the temptation to take charge in matters concerning college applications, deadlines, coaching and audition schedules. Instead, let your student take the lead.

Deferred? 5 Powerful Tips to Getting Accepted at Your Top Choice School

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

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.

College Rejection Doesn't Have to Mean Frustration

Josh Stephens | Posted 02.12.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

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.

The Powerful College Application #Selfie

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

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.

10 Steps to a Better College Application Essay for the Procrastinator

Dori Jones Yang | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Dori Jones Yang

The reality is this: For many high school students, writing a college application essay is intimidating. The stakes are high. At the very least, it will influence where they will spend the next four years of their lives.

Advice from College Students on Writing the College Application Essay

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

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.

How to Write a Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.06.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

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.

College Applicants Should Seek Inspiration, Not Imitation, in Others' Essays

Josh Stephens | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

Should students seek inspiration from others? Of course they should. But they need to know what to do with it once they find it.

6 Ways To Stand Out In Your College Interview

| Posted 12.08.2014 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton Even though the college application process is probably wearing you down at this point, it’s no time to slack off! There’s ...

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

How Many Colleges Should You Really Apply to?

John Katzman | Posted 02.04.2015 | College
John Katzman

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.

Aiming for Harvard? A Perfect SAT Score Can Actually Backfire

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.04.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

These 5 steps will lead your child directly into a path of unstoppable success -- and significantly boost the chance of acceptance into a top choice school.