TP’s Quick College Admissions Timeline for Rising Seniors

TP’s Quick College Admissions Timeline for Rising Seniors

Congratulations! You have made it through your junior year and soon will be going through the process of applying to colleges. It might seem a…

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…

What to Do if You Don’t Have Many Extracurriculars to Brag About

What to Do if You Don’t Have Many Extracurriculars to Brag About

Whether it is because there weren’t a lot of opportunities at your school, you had absolutely no time, or some other reason, when you finally…

Does National Honor Society Really Matter?

Does National Honor Society Really Matter?

As high school students, we should always evaluate the future importance of the things we do in school, whether they be acing/failing a test or taking/not…

Why the Common App Needs to Bring Back the Resume Option

Why the Common App Needs to Bring Back the Resume Option

Whether you’re a college student, going through the application process right now, or even a lowly high school sophomore, you’ve heard of the Common Application….

Have You Edited Your Common App Essay Too Much?

Have You Edited Your Common App Essay Too Much?

Your Common App essay has the ability to make or break your college application. You’re informed by your teachers, counselors, and peers that these 650…

How Many Reach Schools Should You Have on Your College List?

How Many Reach Schools Should You Have on Your College List?

Two years ago, in the winter of 2012, I shut my eyes and hit “Submit” on my final Common App supplement. I was done with…

How to Rock the “Why College X?” Essay

How to Rock the “Why College X?” Essay

Supplements. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em (probably the latter). In case you didn’t know, supplemental essays are short essays, usually ranging from…

TP’s Ultimate Guide to Getting Stellar Letters of Recommendation

TP’s Ultimate Guide to Getting Stellar Letters of Recommendation

Everyone remembers to study those SAT vocabulary words and edit their numerous drafts of admissions essays, but one often neglected part of the college application…

So You Want Somebody Else to Read Your College Essays…

So You Want Somebody Else to Read Your College Essays…

As you applicants are nervous to have your essays looked over by a second pair of eyes, keep these main points in mind to relieve…

TP’s Comprehensive Guide to Extracurriculars on College Applications

TP’s Comprehensive Guide to Extracurriculars on College Applications

Over the summer, I helped two friends with their college applications. While I was helping them, I was brought back to the days when I…

The Dark Side of Having a Dream College

The Dark Side of Having a Dream College

You’ve created your list of schools. There are some safeties, some reaches, some super reaches. You feel pretty good about all of them, except for…

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