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Admissions Insight, Personal Growth

At 4:23 pm Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
Post by Will Eichler

The college essay is one of the most important aspects of your application. It is really the only part of your application that is more than a list or a collection of numbers. It is your chance to show an aspect of your personality that…

Personal Growth

At 6:48 pm Friday, 6 December, 2019
Post by Sarahjane Hehre

Writing a well formulated and interesting essay in a small period of time is challenging and sometimes may feel impossible. There are few educationally related moments that are more stressful than sitting down to write an essay that will decipher part of your future than…

Personal Growth

At 1:19 pm Friday, 22 November, 2019
Post by Sarahjane Hehre

The last few miles of a race are always the hardest to get through. You can almost see the finish line but you still have to put in hard work and exert high amounts of energy to get there. With finals coming up around the…

Personal Growth

At 2:46 pm Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
Post by Sarahjane Hehre

You are a busy college student. Maybe you play sports or are in clubs, maybe you work or have a ton of hobbies. Point blank- you’re busy and there is only so much time in the week. So how do you accomplish all the tasks…

Personal Growth

At 3:26 pm Thursday, 7 November, 2019
Post by Sarahjane Hehre

Taking a gap year can be a liberating yet scary experience. For one of the first times, you are being exposed to an extended period of time that you are fully liable to fill with your own goals and achieve them with little guidance. How…

Personal Growth

At 4:41 pm Wednesday, 30 October, 2019
Post by Will Eichler

The college application process is made up of choices: where to apply, where to visit, what to include in your application, but one of the most important choices that you’ll make during this time is which teachers you will ask for your letters of recommendation….

Personal Growth

At 4:36 pm Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
Post by Sarahjane Hehre

Being in a new place filled with unfamiliar faces you aren’t used to can feel awkward and uncomfortable. The transition into college can be tough and sometimes it may push you to wonder if you made the right decision. More often than not, the answer…

Personal Growth, School Selection

At 2:06 pm Tuesday, 1 October, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg

In recent years, more students are rethinking the traditional path from high school to college. Malia Obama notably took a gap year before matriculating into Harvard, and in some countries such as Norway and Denmark, as many as 50% of teens take a gap year…

Personal Growth

At 1:55 pm Tuesday, 1 October, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

You’re in the final stretch. You’ve kept your head in the books, hurdled the midterms and conquered the finals of underclassmen’s past. The time is now to buckle down, get your head in the game and finish your senior year strong. Your college future awaits…

Personal Growth, School Selection

At 1:55 pm Tuesday, 24 September, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

Planning for College It’s everyone’s dream to attend one of the top brand name colleges in the country. As you start your college search, it is important to know that even though a brand name college may seem to have the winning formula for your…

Personal Growth, School Selection

At 1:09 pm Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad

You have the letter in your hand. You’re staring at your name neatly printed on the envelope, the logo of your dream college on the left-hand corner, and the envelope feels heavier than it is as if it’s holding your dreams along with the answer….

Personal Growth

At 2:54 pm Tuesday, 17 September, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

The Importance of a Brand Story The lost art of storytelling. Since 15,000 BC, humans have been telling stories as a way to connect to others and pass down important information from ancestor to descendent. It’s become evolutionary, hardwiring our DNA with the power of…

Personal Growth

At 4:27 pm Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

Remember when you had to study for tests back in high school? Everyone had different methods to get ready for the test, whether it be reading the covered chapters in a book, cramming information through repetition, using flash cards or taking notes on presented information….

Extracurricular Activities, Personal Growth

At 1:13 pm Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad

Summer is a time to relax, unwind, and prepare for the upcoming semester. But a good thing to keep in mind is that it is also a great time to take up some extracurriculars that showcase your interests as well as your strengths to the…

Extracurricular Activities, Personal Growth

At 9:23 pm Tuesday, 3 September, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

Stress Management at College There’s so much excitement during the first week of college. The busy life of a college student will often be overwhelming if you improperly juggle college classes with the demands of family, work and your personal life. In 2017, in an…

Admissions Insight, Personal Growth

At 5:59 pm Sunday, 25 August, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

We are sure you’ve heard it enough by now, but you can never stop giving when it comes to good information. It’s important to start your first year of college off right. This list has the potential to set the proper tone for success through…

Personal Growth

At 8:55 am Saturday, 17 August, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

Handcrafting Your College Experience Discovering your own independence for the first time is one of the many benefits of attending college. This benefit comes with a lot of responsibility. However, as it allows you to explore your own interests even if they fall outside your…

Personal Growth

At 5:18 pm Friday, 9 August, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

Scams Targeting College Students You are officially a college student and you’ve opened doors to all of these amazing new opportunities. However, it is important to remain vigilant because now you’re a target to one of the many scams out there in the world. There…

Grades & Academics, Personal Growth

At 6:30 pm Friday, 2 August, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

Finding the best deals on college books Fall semester is closing in. As you prepare to head back to school, you can hear the distant cries of your wallet weeping. This is because even after your loans are filled out and your classes are picked,…

Extracurricular Activities, Personal Growth

At 2:06 pm Saturday, 27 July, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman

In the previous blog, examples were given of extracurricular activities available to students and why they play such a crucial role in the admission process. In the second part of this blog, the most major advantages that a student could develop will be covered along…

Extracurricular Activities, Personal Growth

At 11:18 pm Friday, 19 July, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman
Extracurricular Activities

It’s summertime and the living’s easy but for those pursuing a college degree, it is important to stay mentally active over the summer. While it’s completely acceptable to get a little bit of R&R between busy semesters, a lack of activities leads to boredom. From…

Personal Growth

At 4:04 pm Monday, 15 July, 2019
Post by Sarah Baker
The Financial Steps part 1

Your acceptance letter has finally arrived. The thrill and exhilaration of knowing that you’ll be heading off on a new adventure is still thrumming through your bloodstream. Then reality sets in, how are you going to pay for college? An even bigger reality settles when…

Personal Growth

At 4:01 pm Monday, 15 July, 2019
Post by Adam Grossman
The Importance Of Social Media

The Importance of Social Media You’ve covered everything regarding your college application. Everything is on point; GPA, recommendation letters, transcripts, personal statements and you even covered the application fees. Then, in that moment of truth, your long-anticipated acceptance letter turned into a big fat NO…

Personal Growth, School Selection

At 5:11 pm Wednesday, 10 July, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg

THE ROLE OF 7 CHARACTER STRENGTHS IN THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS The VIA Character Institute lists seven character strengths that can make a big difference in a person’s success. These character strengths can be empowering in all aspects of your life, but become crucial during…

Personal Growth, School Selection

At 6:38 pm Friday, 14 June, 2019
Post by Admin
Your College Adventure Awaits

Preparing for college is like preparing for a long hike. There are a lot of essentials you need to survive; more than just boots and a backpack. Let’s explore how to prepare for your next adventure. Start with a plan. Plan a route of how…

Personal Growth

At 2:14 am Sunday, 21 April, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad
How do you know college is right for you?

We make decisions every day. However, one of the first major decisions that you will have to make is selecting which college to attend. Even if you have a good idea of where you want to go, it’s not a matter to take lightly. You…

Grades & Academics, Personal Growth, School Selection

At 2:20 am Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg
Sort Your Own College List

High school juniors enter the college process with a great range of knowledge about where to apply. You might have people in your life like older siblings, friends, or parents who have opinions on colleges. Many students are familiar with the schools in their city…

Personal Growth

At 2:35 am Monday, 25 March, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad
Crafting Your Extraordinary Story From Your ‘Mundane’ Life

“I don’t know what to write for my personal essay; my life is so mundane.” If this thought crosses your mind as you stare at a blank document page, hoping inspiration will strike so that you can impress the college of your dreams, you’re in…

Personal Growth

At 2:18 am Wednesday, 20 March, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad
How to Write a Strong College Essay When You Hate Writing

When it comes to the college application, it’s fine and dandy to write a college essay when you actually like to write. But how do you create a stunning essay when you hate writing? The answer is far more simple than you might think. A big problem with writing…

Grades & Academics, Personal Growth, School Selection

At 9:50 pm Saturday, 23 February, 2019
Post by Admin
Sort Your Own College List

High school juniors enter the college process with a great range of knowledge about where to apply. You might have people in your life like older siblings, friends, or parents who have opinions on colleges. Many students are familiar with the schools in their city…

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