College applications should not be immune to the improved productivity that results from smartphone apps; they can easily help any student safely fair the stressful process in today's technology-driven world.
Avoid the "I was lost, and now I'm found" confession, and don't try the "I have a complicated past" essay prompt unless you can really pull it off. College admission officers don't want to read about highly vivid descriptions of illegal substances.
Believe it or not, it is not within teachers' job descriptions to write college recommendation letters! So, once your teacher has agreed to write a letter on your behalf, take the time to thank him or her for agreeing to write the recommendation.
Being a recruited athlete is an easy way to "get to the front of the line" in the admissions process. However, the recruitment process is tedious and requires a significant time commitment on the part of the athlete -- to say nothing of the time which must be committed to the sport itself.
The topic changes should not be entirely surprising, as these were announced in February -- although the lack of freedom for a student to compose a topic of their own choice will still be hard to swallow.
Not only do today's high school seniors apply to as many as 12-15 colleges, they seem surrounded by adult "handlers." As we move into the highest anxiety phase of the annual college application cycle, I offer a few words of advice.
My laptop became my best friend, accompanying me everywhere I went: on the car ride to San Diego with my family, on trips to the grocery store. I didn't want to waste any opportunity to edit and improve my essays.
This summer, my phone has been ringing more than usual with rising seniors looking to get their college application essays "saved" and out of the way. So here's 5 reasons why those smart, motivated students definitely have the right idea.