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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, 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, 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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