What to Do Once You’ve Received a College Acceptance Letter

“Dear ____, we are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into _____ University.” Many an acceptance letter starts off this way—typically followed by a huge smile, a tear, or maybe even jumping-up-and-down-squeals of delight. Getting a college acceptance letter is oftentimes a big moment for a student, and the first step towards …

Preparing For A Successful College Admissions Interview

Feeling nervous at the thought of your upcoming college admissions interview? You don’t have to be. Think of the interview as an opportunity to let the admissions officer get to know more about you beyond the academic and personal details you provided on their application form. These few tips will help you be more prepared …

Questions YOU Should Ask in a College Interview

Typically, when it comes to an interview you’re the one answering the questions instead of asking them. However, when the interview draws to a close most interviewers will ask the student, “Do you have any questions for me?” Your answer should always be YES! You should have a handful of questions prepared as you walk …

Tips to Help You Beat The Admissions Odds

With the number of college applications far outnumbering the number of places available every year, colleges can afford to be super picky during the selection process. They set the benchmark very high so only the best of the best meet their stringent criteria. While getting accepted into the college of your choice may seem like …

How Rolling Admissions Works

With regular college applications, the admissions authorities begin assessing applications as they come in but they finalize the list and send out acceptance or rejection letters only after assessing all applications that come in within the stated deadline. Rolling admissions work slightly differently. With rolling admissions, the admissions officers begin assessing applications as they come …

What Do Colleges Look For On Social Media?

Your carefully-put-together application and personal essay tells college authorities a lot about yourself, but it’s only what you want them to hear. It does not tell the reader much about that other side of you—the side that reserved for your friends and family. That’s what the college wants to know. Are you really who your application …

Understanding the 4 Different Types of College Deadlines

Submitting your application within the deadline is the single most important part of the admissions process. Taking the time to put together an outstanding application, complete with a brilliant personal essay and impressive recommendation letters is futile if you do not send in your application on time. Very few colleges if any will even bother …