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How to Write a Resume for your College Applications

Read our tips for crafting an impressive resume for your college applications and internships. Follow these do’s and don’ts to showcase your leadership skills and experiences.

College Interviews

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about college interviews, including the role they play in the admissions process, changing college policies, how to prepare, and tips for interview day.

Tips and Tricks for Tackling the Common App

Read our tips and tricks to complete the Common Application efficiently and with less stress! Our recommendations include timing, essay writing, editing, and gathering important information in advance.

2022-23 Common Application Updates

The Common App went live on August 1, 2022, and several new schools have joined the Common App platform! Read on to find out about this year's Common App changes and updates.

Merit Scholarships from Colleges

Many colleges award merit aid to entice high-performing students to attend their schools. Find out which factors determine merit scholarships and how these funds are typically awarded.

What Is the Difference Between a Resume and a CV?

When applying to graduate school or a job, you may be unsure whether to submit a resume or a curriculum vitae (CV)—we’ll walk through how to choose which type of document to create, explain how they differ, and give examples of each.

National Creative Writing Contests

Creative writing contests can be gratifying, add to your resume, and may include awards and prizes! Find out the types of writing contests that you can participate in and earn recognition for your writing skills, as well as funds for college.

What are Your Chances of Getting off the Waitlist?

Waitlisted and not sure what to do next? Read our tips for analyzing your waitlist chances and follow our next steps to demonstrate your continued interest!

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2026

Test optional admissions policies, surging applications, over-enrollment, and increasing selectivity have culminated in a wild admissions cycle for the Class of 2026. Read more to find out how future applicants should craft a college list and maximize admissions chances.

The Impact of Superscoring the SAT and ACT

What does "superscoring" the ACT and SAT mean? Which colleges allow superscoring and how are the scores reported to schools? Read on to find out our tips for how to evaluate your standardized test scores as part of the college admissions process.

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