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…

Your Quick Guide to What You Should Be Doing for College Apps During the Summer

Your Quick Guide to What You Should Be Doing for College Apps During the Summer

The summer before senior year is the countdown. The time is ticking until the CommonApp comes out on August 1st, the SAT is taken in…

Finalizing My College List and Other Summer Activities

Finalizing My College List and Other Summer Activities

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,…

Advice from those on the Other side

Advice from those on the Other side

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,…

How to Say “No” When Considering a College

How to Say “No” When Considering a College

Summer is the time to begin compiling the infamous List. The List is the pool of colleges that high school seniors draw upon for visits,…

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…

5 Reasons You Should Prepare Your College List Before Summer

5 Reasons You Should Prepare Your College List Before Summer

Applying to college is an enormous, complicated process, and as a junior it is easy to believe that you have enough time to do it…

How to Organize Your College List

How to Organize Your College List

The Prospect has plenty of articles showing how to choose the right college from a list you’ve already made (see here) but this one will…

How Study Styles May Change Your College List

How Study Styles May Change Your College List

I think we’ve all been there at least once or twice. For me, it was every year from 5th to 10th grade. Yes, I’m talking…

4 Colleges You Need to Re-Add to Your List

4 Colleges You Need to Re-Add to Your List

There are a ton of good reasons not to apply to a school: it’s too far away, it’s too close, too big, too small, too…

5 Steps for Narrowing Down Your College List

5 Steps for Narrowing Down Your College List

The Common App is out, you’ve thought about your essays, and you’ve made a preliminary list of colleges to apply to. However, it’s WAY too…

How to Choose Your Safety School

How to Choose Your Safety School

While I did not attend my safety school, as an overly-anxious high school student, I did worry myself silly wondering what would happen if I…

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