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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…

Admissions Insight, Extracurricular Activities, Grades & Academics

At 2:47 pm Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
Post by Will Eichler

When I was applying to colleges, one of the most common things that I was told was that while my GPA was important, the factor that would truly make me stand out to my top schools was being “well-rounded.” I was told that I should…

Admissions Insight

At 3:26 pm Thursday, 7 November, 2019
Post by Will Eichler

Right now, you are probably obsessing over your GPA, test scores, and extracurriculars so that you can craft the ultimate application for your top school. However, there is one thing that you should not forget to prepare for as you put the final touches on…

Admissions Insight

At 2:15 pm Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
Post by Will Eichler

As application season is now in full-swing, one of the most pressing questions graduating high school seniors have concerning this often stressful time is whether or not they should apply for early decision. Before outlining the advantages and disadvantages of early decision, it is important…

Admissions Insight, School Selection

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

Hearing back from colleges is an exciting and nerve-wracking time. You finally see your hard work pay off, but you also have to be strong in the face of disappointment. Unfortunately, this step of the college process has its own share of difficulties. While students…

Admissions Insight, Scholarships & Financial Aid

At 1:08 pm Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad

Student loans seem like a necessary evil, one you grudgingly accept to move forward in getting your degree. While they do provide the opportunity to pursue higher education, it is extremely important to understand exactly what makes them so tricky. Taking out a loan for…

Admissions Insight, School Selection

At 5:26 pm Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg

Demonstrated interest is a term that has gained a lot of popularity in the competitive college process. Simply put, demonstrated interest consists of any interaction you have with the college outside of the official application requirements. Demonstrated interest shows that you are curious about the school…

Admissions Insight, School Selection

At 5:26 pm Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg

Recommendations letters are often a required part of college applications that cause a surprising amount of stress in high schoolers. There’s no reason to be anxious about obtaining recommendations from your teachers, coaches, or other mentors, as long as you think critically about your strategy….

Admissions Insight, School Selection

At 1:14 pm Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad

I sat down with John S, University of California, Berkeley graduate who majored in linguistics, to go over his application process. I was able to pick his brain on tips for students hoping to be admitted to top tier universities such as Berkeley.   Editor: Thank…

Admissions Insight, School Selection

At 1:11 pm Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad

“We give California community college students first priority over other transfer applicants, and many campuses offer guaranteed admission for well-prepared transfer students. Why? We know that transfer students add to the fabric of our UC community and arrive at our campuses with a diversity of…

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…

Admissions Insight, SAT/ ACT Test Prep, School Selection

At 5:15 pm Friday, 12 July, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg
The Application Process: A Timeline

The Application Process: A Timeline   If you are considering applying to community college, some schools simply require that you enroll before classes start. Other schools may require you to enroll at least two or three weeks before the term starts; in order to ensure…

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