4 Helpful Tools to Help You Navigate the Common App

4 Helpful Tools to Help You Navigate the Common App

If you’re a senior, it’s safe to say that your search for college is in full swing. While it’s totally possible that you have already…

5 Online Tools to Help You With Your College Essays

5 Online Tools to Help You With Your College Essays

College essays are on a long list of things that the admissions process requires of us that we just don’t want to do. Essay questions…

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…

Common App: How Many Activities Should I Really List?

Common App: How Many Activities Should I Really List?

The first part of the Common Application is probably the easiest part to complete since you already have most of the information about your scores…

How to Have an Effective College Admissions Summer

How to Have an Effective College Admissions Summer

August is CommonApp month. The CommonApp opens, supplements are posted, guidance offices open their doors for the new school year, and nationwide seniors start stressing…

What It’s Like to Fill Out the Common App: A GIFs Piece

What It’s Like to Fill Out the Common App: A GIFs Piece

Welp, it’s Common App Day, which, according to Lily, our co-founder, is basically Christmas for TP. No one will get you a gold-plated iPhone 6…

Which CommonApp Essay Should You Write?

Which CommonApp Essay Should You Write?

Once upon a time, applicants could write their college essay about whatever their hearts desired. However, in 2013 the CommonApp said, “Screw it” and limited…

TP’s 12 Days of College Apps: Showing Off Your Activities on the CommonApp

TP’s 12 Days of College Apps: Showing Off Your Activities on the CommonApp

Welcome to TP’s 12 Days of College Apps series, where we’ll be helping you out with your most pressing college app questions during the remaining…

5 Ways to Combine and Reduce the Common App Activities Section

5 Ways to Combine and Reduce the Common App Activities Section

Do I love the new Common App? Absolutely. Do I hate that they took away the “upload a resume” option? Holy. Crap. Yes. The new…

State Schools and You

State Schools and You

Ah, application time. I remember it well. Fondly, even. Well…I remember Common App application time well. State applications…not so much. There was so much anticipation…

How to Write a Successful College Essay about an Emotional Experience

How to Write a Successful College Essay about an Emotional Experience

Emotional experiences are ones that have changed your life in some way, even though they caused you grief. This includes parents divorcing, being bullied, having…

Happy CommonApp Week! Now Let’s Write Some Supplements…

Happy CommonApp Week! Now Let’s Write Some Supplements…

While we’ve had the essay prompts for months, college supplements are now starting to trickle out. The last of the stragglers will be coming out…

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