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 …

How to Appeal an Admissions Decision

Receiving a rejection letter can be a tough blow, more so if you are very keen on attending that particular college. You know you meet all of the college’s selection criteria and more. You’ve gone to great lengths to put together an outstanding application that was sure to impress the admissions authorities. So what went …

Dealing with Rejection from Your Dream School

When it comes to applying to your dream school(s), it’s important to remember that sometimes dreams don’t always reflect reality. Every year, thousands of seniors must come to terms with not being admitted to the school they wanted more than any other. This happens for a variety of reasons, from demographics and numbers, to the …

10 College Admissions Tasks for High School Juniors

In today’s fiercely competitive college admissions scenario, it is crucial to do everything you can—and more—to create an application that will stand out from the rest of the competition. There’s plenty you can do towards this end but these 10 carry the most weight. 1. Check out testing deadlines Check out the test requirements of …

How To Balance Grades With Extracurricular Activities

Grades and extracurricular activities are both very important for development. While every high school student understands the importance of balancing both aspects, many find themselves struggling to cope. The truth is, without a proper game plan, balancing grades and extracurricular activities can be incredibly stressful. You will find yourself focusing more on one while completing …