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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…

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….

Grades & Academics

At 5:24 pm Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg

Your high school transcript is one of the most important parts of your college application. Colleges want to see that you earned the highest grades possible in the most challenging classes. But there are many options to choose from when it comes to high school classes….

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SAT/ ACT Test Prep

At 8:29 pm Thursday, 25 July, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad
Free SAT Resources

Free (SAT) Resources That Actually Help   When studying for the SAT, resources are necessary. Free resources are great. However, the true gems are the free resources that actually help. As you gear up to take the test, you’re already spending money on the official SAT guide…

School Selection

At 8:27 pm Wednesday, 24 July, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad
Should You Consider Online College?

Deciding on a college is a huge step. There are so many elements to take into consideration, no wonder it’s overwhelming! And with the price of admission rising, the stress is only getting worse. However, there is an alternative to attending classes in person: online…

SAT/ ACT Test Prep

At 8:26 pm Tuesday, 23 July, 2019
Post by Clara Mouawad
Setting a goal timeline for SAT can help prepare students.

SAT GOAL SETTING: WHAT YOU SHOULD DO (AND WHAT NOT TO DO)   The goal of taking the SAT is pretty straightforward; receive the highest score possible. The strategy to achieve that, however, is not nearly as clear. One way to reduce both the anxiety and…

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…

SAT/ ACT Test Prep

At 5:17 pm Sunday, 14 July, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg
Guide to Standardized Tests

Even as more colleges go test-optional, the majority of schools require applicants to submit an ACT or SAT score. What is the difference between these tests? How should you choose which test to take, or which score to submit? And what does all this have…

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…

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…

Extracurricular Activities

At 2:03 am Thursday, 18 April, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg

Your extracurricular list is a way for you to show colleges that you’re more than just a test score. What you do outside of class highlights your passion, leadership skills, dedication, and drive. High school extracurriculars can extend to your college life, where clubs and organizations…

Scholarships & Financial Aid

At 4:39 pm Friday, 29 March, 2019
Post by Admin
Understanding the Cost of College

While most aspects of attending university are exciting, there is one that is more intimidating than anything else. Naturally, this is the price tag that comes with your degree. One way to help reduce the financial stress is to understand the breakdown of the cost…

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…

School Selection

At 1:57 am Saturday, 23 March, 2019
Post by Admin
Understanding the UC Transfer System

  “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…

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…

Extracurricular Activities

At 3:26 pm Saturday, 16 March, 2019
Post by Admin
What Extracurricular Activities To Take In The Summer

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…

Scholarships & Financial Aid

At 2:09 am Saturday, 16 March, 2019
Post by Rachel Hertzberg
Understanding Financial Aid

As you probably know, college tuition has been rising steeply for the last several decades. The price of education can present a significant challenge to many ordinary families, and you may have worries about how to pay for tuition as well as other costs associated…

School Selection

At 4:34 pm Saturday, 9 March, 2019
Post by Admin
College Tips From Those Who Made It

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:…

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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