Understanding Summer Student Contribution from the Start

Understanding Summer Student Contribution from the Start

After finishing a long year, are you ready to start relaxing on the beach? Not so fast, dear college students. Summer might not be as…

TP’s Quick Guide to Fee Waivers

TP’s Quick Guide to Fee Waivers

With your essays written and application filled out, you cannot wait to finally check off “Apply to college” on your to-do list. Who would have…

Navigating Language Proficiency Testing for International Applicants

Navigating Language Proficiency Testing for International Applicants

TOEFL sounds like the food tofu, but what exactly is it? For those of us who grew up in the US, TOEFL has never been…

Common App: How Many Activities Should I Really List?

Common App: How Many Activities Should I Really List?

The first part of the Common Application is probably the easiest part to complete since you already have most of the information about your scores…

Break Plans That Will Not Break Your Wallet

Break Plans That Will Not Break Your Wallet

As a college student, you are most likely living on a budget. The budget might simply be self imposed or it might be a reflection of…

3 Tips for Communicating with Your Financial Aid Officer

3 Tips for Communicating with Your Financial Aid Officer

Think you could finally relax after submitting your last college application? Think again. Although the financial aid applications are not usually as nerve wracking as…

Why Mentorship Matters: Reaching Out for Advice

Why Mentorship Matters: Reaching Out for Advice

Mentorships have been powerful resources throughout history. Meaningful mentoring relationships, such as one between Alexander the Great and his tutor Aristotle, create both a lasting bond…

QuestBridge Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

QuestBridge Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

The idea for the QuestBridge Program sprung from the Stanford campus when a couple of students felt the urge to increase outreach efforts. The scholarship…

Hello Stranger! Reaching Out to Your Future Roommate

Hello Stranger! Reaching Out to Your Future Roommate

Maybe you had to write that pesky letter to your future roommate essay as part of your college application. Now, as the start of new…

Community Service Spotlight on CGI U

Community Service Spotlight on CGI U

Turning ideas into action, the Clinton Global Initiative has long been urging leaders to make commitments to action to solve pressing world challenges. In 2007, the…

What’d You Get: Tips for Dealing with Standardized Test Score Comparisons

What’d You Get: Tips for Dealing with Standardized Test Score Comparisons

It’s lunchtime on a normal Tuesday. Then all of a sudden your peace and quiet are disturbed by a eager fellow classmate running to your…

How to Use a Brag Sheet for Teacher Recommendations

How to Use a Brag Sheet for Teacher Recommendations

With the college application season looming for you rising high school seniors, many different things may be on your mind. While you might already be…

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