College Application: What Good Schools are Looking for in Students

Consider this: For every space available for a student at a college, there are five applicants trying to secure it. Nowadays, applying for college is a competitive business, and you’ll need to make your application stand out if you have any hopes of going to the college of your dreams. Today, we’ll explore several aspects …

If You Want to Apply EA / ED, When Should You Start Crafting Your App?

If you know or are pretty sure what college or university you want to attend, you’re probably considering using Early Action or Early Decision to apply. However, you do have to start working on your application at a different time than Regular Decision. Early Action is Different From Early Decision Early Action and Early Decision …

How to Decide Between Applying Early Action or Early Decision

Ambitious students might be interested in submitting their college applications early, before the regular application deadlines. Applying sooner rather than later can come with a few great benefits: a boost in acceptance odds, earlier notifications of acceptance, more time to plan your finances, etc. There are two types of early applications to look into: Early …

7 of the Weirdest College Admission Essays

College application essay questions can be weird. Students’ answers? They can be weirder. Some people have a way of turning the simplest questions into unexpected essay answers. That’s called creativity. In most cases, it works. Admission essays should never be boring. To make it impressive, you have to think of an unusual answer to the …

Can You Submit Videos As Part Of Your College Application?

The short answer is yes, you can submit videos as part of your college application (for certain colleges, not all accept them). Whereas earlier, video applicants were a common a requirement for applications to art and design schools, nowadays they are being accepted by more and more 4-year colleges. This is great news if you …

Things Your High School Counselor Can Do For You

Every high school student has at least one, but when is the last time you visited your guidance counselor? Many students don’t take full advantage of all the benefits the office has to offer. Here are just three things you counselor can do for you, freshman year to senior. Academic Assistance Most students visit their …