How to Choose: Submitting Standardized Tests Versus Going Test-Optional

How to Choose: Submitting Standardized Tests Versus Going Test-Optional

Choosing between test optional and standardized tests can be stressful, so here are a few things to think about before making the decision. Your Prospective…

Debra’s Story: My Journey to Wellesley College

Debra’s Story: My Journey to Wellesley College

I knew since I was a sophomore in high school that I wanted to go to Wellesley. To be candid, it was first appealing due…

The College Admissions Notification Season, As Told by GIFs

The College Admissions Notification Season, As Told by GIFs

After all the trials and tribulations over the course of your high school career, it all comes down to these final months. You have done…

Add-Me-Tions Decisions

Add-Me-Tions Decisions

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

3 Things Not to Say When Your Classmates Get College Decisions

3 Things Not to Say When Your Classmates Get College Decisions

It is well-known that on this day in 1776, Paul Revere rode through Massachusetts yelling, “Decisions are coming! Decisions are coming!” Okay, that’s a lie….

An Introvert’s Guide to Asking Teachers for Letters of Recommendation

An Introvert’s Guide to Asking Teachers for Letters of Recommendation

If you were anything like me in high school, you probably panicked when you realized you had to ask for letters of recommendation upon applying…

What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year

What It’s Like to Fill Out Transfer Apps on Your Gap Year

I am not a procrastinator. Last year, I started every paper as soon as it was assigned. I got all my assignments done earlier enough…

Is It Necessary to Show “a Passion” on College Apps?

Is It Necessary to Show “a Passion” on College Apps?

You’ve probably heard of people–whether in the news, in your school, or in your friend group–who are lauded for being gifted in a certain field….

What Your AP Scores Mean for College Admissions

What Your AP Scores Mean for College Admissions

With AP scores recently released and rising seniors across the country starting their college applications, you may be wondering how much weight that number between…

Managing Senior Stress

Managing Senior Stress

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

The Thing Your College Essay Might Be Missing

The Thing Your College Essay Might Be Missing

A year ago, I began my first college essay. It was poorly worded, slowly assembled, and a mish-mash of incomprehensible ideas. It also lacked soul;…

5 Online Tools to Help You With Your College Essays

5 Online Tools to Help You With Your College Essays

College essays are on a long list of things that the admissions process requires of us that we just don’t want to do. Essay questions…

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