5 Commencement Speeches That’ll Make You Feel Okay About Your Future

5 Commencement Speeches That’ll Make You Feel Okay About Your Future

Leaving is hard. It means you have to start a new chapter of your life. Leaving anything is hard. It’s why I never watch the…

A Guide to Going to College on the Other Side of the Country

A Guide to Going to College on the Other Side of the Country

Last summer, while most of my friends packed up for their drive to nearby colleges, I began frantically preparing for my transcontinental journey to school…

Alex’s Story: My College Journey to the University of Southern California

Alex’s Story: My College Journey to the University of Southern California

  “So why did you apply to USC?” As a student from Upstate New York, I was asked this question a lot throughout my senior…

The Importance of Being Yourself in College

The Importance of Being Yourself in College

The summer before my freshman year at the University of Southern California, I was anxious about a lot of things. Would I be able to…

How to Gain Early Entrance into College Programs

How to Gain Early Entrance into College Programs

So you want to go to college a year (or more) early? Here’s how! Over 20 colleges in the country offer early entrance into college…

AP Overload: How Many APs Is Too Many?

AP Overload: How Many APs Is Too Many?

One result of the increasingly competitive college application process is that students feel that they must overload themselves with clubs, activities, and school work—particularly AP…

Applying as an “Undeclared” Major: Does It Help or Hurt You?

Applying as an “Undeclared” Major: Does It Help or Hurt You?

Fact or fiction? Applying “undeclared” or “undecided” gives a student an edge in the college admissions process. Fact or fiction? Applying “undeclared” or “undecided” hurts…

Benjamin’s Story: My College Journey to Northwestern University

Benjamin’s Story: My College Journey to Northwestern University

I don’t remember when my college admissions journey started, but for as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to go to Yale….

Public Policy: Be the Next Leslie Knope

Public Policy: Be the Next Leslie Knope

Making the most efficient use of my summer, I have been watching hours upon hours of Parks and Recreation. While watching this hilarious show, I couldn’t…

Film Studies: Lights, Camera, Action

Film Studies: Lights, Camera, Action

Throughout high school, you were one of those kids who loved watching films. No, not only for Harry Potter or other summer blockbusters. I’m talking…

The Collegiate Enlightenment: Awakening From Past Ideals

The Collegiate Enlightenment: Awakening From Past Ideals

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,…

A Case Study: Diversity of Schools in the L.A. Region

A Case Study: Diversity of Schools in the L.A. Region

Coming from a small town in the non-Bay area region of Northern California, I found that there weren’t very many institutions of higher education around….

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