One of the most daunting parts of the college application process can be the search for financial aid. The question of how you/your parents will be able to afford college often seems difficult to answer. It doesn’t have to be if you arm yourself with knowledge! Start by finding out which types of financial aid […]
3 Reasons to Start Your College Applications Now!
In a lot of ways, applying to college is like going to the dentist. It’s something you know you should do and you know is good for you! But it’s also something you really, really aren’t looking forward to. Which is why many high school seniors put off college applications until the last minute. Some […]
Is Your GPA or SAT Score More Important?
In the battle between SAT scores and GPA, many students wonder which matters most to your college application. Though many college admissions departments say your GPA delivers the biggest punch, these same admissions officers are secretly showing scorecards that declare the SAT the winner of the match. So why the secrecy and denial surrounding the […]
5 Bad Reasons to Choose One College Over Another
It’s almost here! That wondrous time when you start getting acceptance letters and congratulatory emails from colleges, and you finally get to pick where you want to go to college. It’s exhilarating! And it needs to be something you take seriously, lest you end up choosing a school for all the wrong reasons. If you’re […]
Thinking About Going to Law School?
We answer a lot of admissions questions throughout the year. One of the most prevalent is about going to law school. Kudos to all of you pre-planning future law students! With that in mind, here are some pointers for you looking to get your JD. The Basics These are the two basic requirements to be […]
Admission Tips: What Makes You Unique?
Many college hopefuls fret about how to make themselves stand out during the application process. Some of you may be a part of as many extracurricular activities as possible and some of you are taking an all-AP curriculum. Some of you focus on volunteering or establishing yourself in rare or unique fields. You may even […]
Don’t Be Afraid of College Application Essays!
College application essays tend to make everyone fearful and hesitant. What do you write about? What should you write about? Are there things schools want to hear? When these questions come to mind, embrace the fear and use it to write memorable essays that make you stand out. Stop worrying and get writing. Whether we like […]
College, Tech School, and Grad School. What’re the Differences?
You’re on the last leg of your high school education. The world is your oyster and you’re about to head out on your own and take it on. Understandably, you feel powerful. You’re finally going to live life the way you want it! You’re going to start forging your own path. However, with great power […]
How to Tell if Your GPA is Inflated
On ACT and SAT score release days, there’s a phone call that never fails. A distraught student or student’s parent is on the other line, distraught and confused. Why did they, with a 4.5 GPA, receive an 18 on the ACT? Teachers and administrators may be quick to jump on the test anxiety bandwagon. They […]
3 Common Myths About College Admissions
When applying to college, you’ll inevitably run into myths and misconceptions. From what schools look for, to the importance of participating in every extracurricular possible, to who should write Recommendation Letters. All of them have a story attached to it. One of the most important things you can do to get ready to apply to […]