How to Write a College Essay You Would Want to Read

How to Write a College Essay You Would Want to Read

As if essays weren’t stressful enough. As if applying to colleges wasn’t stressful enough. When you combine those two factors, you are given the task…

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…

Understanding the Coalition Application

Understanding the Coalition Application

The world of college admissions is constantly changing. I’ve only been in college for two years, but my admissions experience might have been different if…

If You Have a Medical Condition, Here’s What to Consider During the College Application Process

If You Have a Medical Condition, Here’s What to Consider During the College Application Process

The college search process is easily one of the scarier things you will do in your life. From college essays to the SATs and ACTs…

How to Brainstorm for Different College Essay Prompts

How to Brainstorm for Different College Essay Prompts

If you’ve clicked on this article, it might be because you’re tired at staring at your blank screen (or, if you’re more traditional, your blank…

An Open Letter to My High School Senior Self

An Open Letter to My High School Senior Self

Dear Senior Year You, How’s the last leg of your high school journey going for you so far? At this time you’re probably a few…

5 Things to Do if Your Scores Aren’t High Enough

5 Things to Do if Your Scores Aren’t High Enough

Fact: some people are better test takers than others. For some, standardized tests are no sweat, but for others, they are a literal nightmare. And…

5 First Steps for Prospective Transfer Students

5 First Steps for Prospective Transfer Students

Sometimes selecting a college doesn’t work out the first time. Students change their mind about what they want to major in, or discover that they…

How to Take Out Flowery Writing in Your College Essays

How to Take Out Flowery Writing in Your College Essays

College essays are different from the writing you’ve done for your English classes. In high school, a lot of kids still have trouble writing basic…

14 Fortunes to Get You Through College App Season

14 Fortunes to Get You Through College App Season

I started collecting fortune cookies during my senior year, when I was working in a Chinese restaurant as a hostess. Every day, customers would drop…

How to Pick References for Job and Academic Purposes

How to Pick References for Job and Academic Purposes

It’s the summer right before your senior year. College application season is right around the corner. Having a bunch of free time on your hands,…

How to Find and Apply for Study Abroad Scholarships

How to Find and Apply for Study Abroad Scholarships

So you’ve made the decision to study abroad, and you’re thrilled. Nothing beats the excitement of knowing that you’re going to live in another country,…

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