If you’re thinking about pursuing the arts in college, you have a lot of options! Think outside of the box and explore different cities and types of colleges. Here’s a list of different schools you might consider. Find out if the school has the right niche and opportunities for you.Read More
There are a lot of situations that might lead an undergraduate student to think about leaving their current institution. Maybe you thought you’d love a city environment, but the hustle and bustle has your stress levels higher than ever.Read More
If you’re a senior, you’ve probably started putting together your college admissions essay. You follow the standard essay format, with an introduction, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion. You have your anecdote, stories to share, and some examples of what makes you “you.” Then, you start to wonder, Is there something missing?Read More
With the Common App, it’s easy to apply to a number of schools with the click of a button. Colleges want to know that you’re not just applying to their school for the sake of applying. The “Why This College” essay prompt is your opportunity to demonstrate exactly who you are and how the specific college fits your interests and career goals.Read More
“You sound like you think you know everything. But you don’t.” It might sound harsh, but my mentor’s feedback was exactly what I needed.
We’ve put together a guide to simplify the college essay writing process. Writing your college essay is a gradual process that takes a lot of reflection and time. These steps aren’t intended to be completed in one day or even one week. By following these steps, the writing process will be less stressful. If you’ve been procrastinating, our step-by-step guide will help you get started.Read More
Common App’s new Transfer Requirements Grid provides an easy-to-read chart that helps prospective transfer students better understand the deadlines, fees, and specific application requirements for the 600+ colleges and universities who accept the Common App for transfer applications.Read More
While most student’s pay less than the full price for tuition, fees, and room and board, some U.S. city officials and school leaders are going a step further to increase access to college by offering programs that guarantee free money for college to residents that meet certain requirements.Read More
Between all the other choices you have to make (what should I study? Where should I apply?), there’s no need to add “What essay should I choose?” to your list of stressors. The beauty of having seven prompt options is that there is no wrong essay question. In the common app essays, what matters is that admissions counselors want to see your unique story and your own voice.Read More
Students transfer for a number of reasons. Perhaps you’re going from a two year college to a four year. Or your current college doesn’t offer the major you’ve decided to pursue. Maybe something in your gut is telling you this school isn’t the right fit, and you have to make a decision. No matter what your motivation might be, it is essential you do your research beforehand.
Whether you’re transferring from a community college or a four-year university, your transfer personal statement should be quite different than one written by a high school senior as a prospective freshman.Read More
As a professional admissions coach and on-again, off-again application reader for a large university, I often get asked the question: what are colleges looking for? Meaning, what kind of traits do colleges look for in the students they admit? Well, the answer is long, but not really that complicated.
As you apply for college programs at various point in your life, you’re personal statement should differ as a result. Admissions committees expect a personal statement for a transfer student to be much different than a college admissions essay from a incoming freshman student. With that in mind, here are some unique considerations to keep in mind when writing personal statements as an undergrad, transfer, veteran, graduate school applicant, or job seeker.Read More