The Road to Writing Your College Admissions Essay

The Road to Writing Your College Admissions Essay

As the countdown to the opening of the Common Application and other undergraduate college admission applications continues, rising high school seniors like you may still…

What International Students Need to Know about Extracurriculars

What International Students Need to Know about Extracurriculars

Oh, extracurricular activities. They are all what students seem to be talking about when it comes to college applications. There are ten slots that can…

Op-Ed: Internships Need a Common App

Op-Ed: Internships Need a Common App

When I was applying to college, I promised I would never do it again. I dreaded any essay prompt that wanted me to “tell my…

8 Horrific College Application Nightmares (& How to Deal)

8 Horrific College Application Nightmares (& How to Deal)

College application season is kind of like the First World War. You suddenly find yourself fighting with and against the entire world (of 17 and…

4 Things To Do When Your Guidance Counselor is MIA

4 Things To Do When Your Guidance Counselor is MIA

The unfortunate thing about the college admissions process is that the proper guidance is not always there for those who need it. Granted, guidance counselors…

A Musical Representation of the College Admissions Process

A Musical Representation of the College Admissions Process

Music helps us get through, identify, and celebrate significant moments in our lives.  I realized when watching the music video to Sonic Youth’s Drunken Butterfly…

The College Essay Contradiction

The College Essay Contradiction

When I would help out my friends with their college application essays, one of the most crucial pieces of advice I would always give them…

Hahvahd Really Does Make You Smartah: A College Essays Book Review

Hahvahd Really Does Make You Smartah: A College Essays Book Review

College application essays ask a lot of us. Not only do we have to somehow condense the essence of who we are into a mere…

Why You Should Consider (Or Completely Rule Out) Going Away For College

Why You Should Consider (Or Completely Rule Out) Going Away For College

Application season has officially started. August 1st was about two weeks ago, which means you most likely have already created your infamous Common App account….

Unwrapped: TP Explains The First-Year Application

Unwrapped: TP Explains The First-Year Application

The multifaceted aspects of a First-Year Application can seem like a tangled web of what-the-fluffery. TP college writer Lucas Lam wrote this comprehensive piece about the…

August 1st: Happy Common Application Day!

August 1st: Happy Common Application Day!

August 1st marks the start of college application season. Starting this day, first-year and transfer college applicants across the world can simply sign up for…

Having an Existential Crisis While Writing College Essays

Having an Existential Crisis While Writing College Essays

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

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