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…

7 Mistakes I Made During the College Application Process

7 Mistakes I Made During the College Application Process

It’s been over a year since I applied to college and looking back on the process, there’s so much I wish I would have done…

Here Are the Financial Aid Basics for International Students

Here Are the Financial Aid Basics for International Students

Colleges, especially private ones, aren’t always as aid-friendly as you think. Many colleges don’t allow international students in the Early Decision/Early Action group to request…

The 4 Tips You Need to Rock Your Scholarship Essay

The 4 Tips You Need to Rock Your Scholarship Essay

Congratulations – you got into your dream college! Unfortunately for many, this is only half of the battle. Once you have the pressure of admissions…

What to Know About Early Action versus Early Decision

What to Know About Early Action versus Early Decision

As the summer begins to wind down and school supplies infiltrate the aisles of every store, a sense of urgency is beginning to hit every…

The Ultimate Way to Organize Your College Apps

The Ultimate Way to Organize Your College Apps

I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to organizing: I live for color-coded notes and perfectly labeled folders. The purpose is, in part…

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;…

How I Made it Work Despite Limited Course Offerings in High School

How I Made it Work Despite Limited Course Offerings in High School

My high school experience was basically one giant “make it work” moment. (Project Runway fans, I hope you read that in a Tim Gunn voice.)…

3 Simple Things to Do After Writing Your College Essays

3 Simple Things to Do After Writing Your College Essays

Writing college essays can often be the most daunting and time-consuming part of the application process. Not only do you have to think of a…

5 Ways to Build Up Your Resume During the Summer

5 Ways to Build Up Your Resume During the Summer

Sure, summer is a time to relax and enjoy yourself, but it’s also an ideal time to do something productive in terms of your future….

How to Answer the “Why Do You Want to Go Here?” Essay Prompt

How to Answer the “Why Do You Want to Go Here?” Essay Prompt

The college application process is riddled with questions. Whether you’re contemplating a potential major or discussing past community service involvement, the answers you provide to…

TP’s Complete (and Honest) College Admissions Glossary

TP’s Complete (and Honest) College Admissions Glossary

There’s this moment in high school when it suddenly feels like all anyone wants to talk about is college. Feel left out of the loop, or…

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