TP’s Guide to Self-Promotion in the College Application Process

TP’s Guide to Self-Promotion in the College Application Process

Applying to college is essentially like selling a product–yourself. Think of it this way: colleges want to get to know you. That’s why they have…

Should You Double Major or Minor?

Should You Double Major or Minor?

For many college students, the hardest decision may not be deciding what to major in, but rather, what to double major or minor in. Generally,…

5 Things I Learned from the Financial Aid Process

5 Things I Learned from the Financial Aid Process

What many people don’t realize before applying to college is how stressful, time consuming, and tedious the financial aid (FA) process can be. With required…

5 Reasons Why AP Exams Actually Matter During Senior Year

5 Reasons Why AP Exams Actually Matter During Senior Year

It’s May of your senior year, and you’ve already figured out where you’re going to college. The stress of trying to balance the application process,…

A Guide to Coping with an Unsatisfactory SAT Score

A Guide to Coping with an Unsatisfactory SAT Score

It’s been six weeks since you took the SAT. You start to get anxious about your results. You’re optimistic — Maybe this will be the…

5 Reasons Why You Should Major in International Relations

5 Reasons Why You Should Major in International Relations

Interested in majoring in International Relations (IR)? Have no idea what IR, also known as International Affairs, even is? Either way, you’ve come to the…

A Guide to Going to College on the Other Side of the Country

A Guide to Going to College on the Other Side of the Country

Last summer, while most of my friends packed up for their drive to nearby colleges, I began frantically preparing for my transcontinental journey to school…

7 Free Things in College that Will Make You Richer

7 Free Things in College that Will Make You Richer

When paying for college, the list of expenses never seems to end. Besides tuition, housing, and food, there are often activity fees, insurance bills, textbook…

Alex’s Story: My College Journey to the University of Southern California

Alex’s Story: My College Journey to the University of Southern California

  “So why did you apply to USC?” As a student from Upstate New York, I was asked this question a lot throughout my senior…

The Importance of Being Yourself in College

The Importance of Being Yourself in College

The summer before my freshman year at the University of Southern California, I was anxious about a lot of things. Would I be able to…

How to Avoid Writing a “Sob Story” College Essay

How to Avoid Writing a “Sob Story” College Essay

We’re all familiar with the classic “Sob Story” essay, a narrative about some sort of tragedy — death, divorce, cancer, etc. — and how it’s…

How to Rock the “Why College X?” Essay

How to Rock the “Why College X?” Essay

Supplements. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em (probably the latter). In case you didn’t know, supplemental essays are short essays, usually ranging from…

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