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The College Essay That Got One Student Accepted To All 8 Ivies

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.30.2014 | Teen

Long Island high school student Kwasi Enin will enroll at Yale University this fall after being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. Here are e...

The College Application Mistake That Will Kill Your Chances

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Colleges never ask for information they don't find useful. If a college really didn't care about what you see in their school, they wouldn't ask -- yet you just answered the question as if it didn't matter.

5 Things You Shouldn’t Put In Your College App Essay

usa | Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen

By Jon Fortenbury, USA TODAY College College application essays scare most of us. Even if you consider yourself a pretty good writer, the though...

Zen and the Art of Writing Your College Application Essay

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

Often, writing short is harder than writing long: the word limit forces us to get to the point, which is hard to do if you're not sure what it is. I know that even now, without these tricks and guidelines, I'm lost.