college admissions

Merit Scholarships from Colleges

As college admissions have become more competitive and the cost of a college education is high, schools are offering more and more merit scholarships to increase affordability in order to entice top-tier students to attend. Applicants now have access to a wider range of non-need-based scholarships, based instead on talent ...

What College Looks Like this Fall

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of everyday life – and higher-ed is no exception. Since the spring, school leaders have been reimagining what college will look like, trying to come up with creative solutions for residential life, student activities, admissions events, and of course, educating their students. ...

Researching Colleges During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has halted most in-person college tours, but there are still so many ways to learn what a college has to offer. In fact, it’s never been easier to research from home. Here are six ways to virtually visit a college and find out if it’s the right ...

Tips and Tricks for Tackling the Common App

The Common App streamlines the college application process for students and is now accepted by more than 900 member colleges and universities. In addition to a main application, each college has the option to include a supplementary form, which provides the opportunity to add college-specific questions and essays. New Features ...

Five Reasons to Consider a Public University Honors College

  What are you looking for in a college experience? Maybe you want small class sizes, a tight-knit community, and close relationships with professors. Maybe you’re hoping to live on a campus with loads of school spirit, big-time sports, and access to top research opportunities. Typically, you can’t get all ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Summer Plans for College and High School Students

Quarantine and social distancing have drastically changed many students’ summer plans. The inability to meet in-person for coursework, internships, travel, camp, or work may leave you asking yourself, “What do I do now?” We hope this blog will give you some worthwhile ideas for how to create meaningful experiences this ...

Grammar and Writing Style Tips

Even the most talented writers make grammatical mistakes! Whether writing is a favorite pastime or a dreaded task, if you are a college applicant then you will have to compose essays. As such, we’ve compiled a list of grammar and writing style tips to keep in mind when you are ...

Crafting Your Ideal College List

With over 3500 colleges in the United States to choose from, it’s no surprise that many students struggle to decide which of them to apply to. This blog will provide a step-by-step guide to making this process effective and even fun! We recommend that you explore and visit colleges throughout ...

A Summer Timeline for Starting Your College Applications

You’re about to finish a hectic junior year of working hard at school and participating in extracurricular activities—not to mention going on college visits, taking standardized tests, and possibly learning to drive! As your summer stretches before you, here are some ways to consider getting a jump start on your ...

Who Benefits From Early Decision?

Early Decision is a relatively new phenomenon in the college admissions landscape. But in the few decades since its inception, it’s become such a prominent feature of college admissions that many colleges fill up to half their freshman class through Early Decision applications. There is much controversy surrounding its impact ...

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