ACT / SAT Study Tips: Manage Your Study Space and Time

There are dozens of ways to study for the ACT/SAT—using practice books, taking online practice tests, attending review sessions, hiring a tutor. Different strategies work for different people, but there are certain things that all students should adhere to: namely, their space and time. Study Space It’s important to manage your study space. Ideally, you …

How to Proofread Your College Application Essay

Proofreading is a vital part of the college application process. On your admission forms, your transcripts, essays, and scholarship apps. Submitting anything without first proofreading can cost you big time, as the smallest typos can make a big impact. So when it comes to your college application essay, here’s how to proofread. Proofread for Spelling …

Why Demonstrated Interest Is So Important

It may help to start by explaining what exactly demonstrated interest is. Demonstrated interest refers to the extent to which you show the college that you are eager to attend their school. Why Demonstrated Interest Matters To Colleges You would think that just the fact that you’ve applied to a college shows that you are …

What Can Affect My College Acceptance Odds?

The list of factors that can affect your college acceptance odds is LONG. Though there are many commonalities between schools, not all colleges factor them into your acceptance odds the same way. For example, your choice of major may affect your acceptance odds at a few schools but it won’t have any impact on your …

Myth: The More Selective A School, The Better It Is

Exclusivity always gives off the feeling of “best.” Not everyone can get in, so the more exclusive the better. Right? College Fit is More Important than Selectivity Just because a college is selective does not automatically make it a better choice for everyone. When it comes to colleges, one size does not fit all. A …

How to Write a Unique College Application Essay

One of the more stressful aspects of your college application can be the application essay. Sometimes schools give you clear directions while others allow you to explore a bit more with a generic or general question. Whichever one you’re given, there are ways to make your essay stand out and be more unique. Get Creative …

Myth: My Freshman Year Grades Don’t Matter

Many people assume that their senior and junior years are the only ones that really matter when it comes to college admissions, but that line of thinking could seriously hinder their acceptance odds. College Competition A few years ago, your freshman year grades may not have mattered all that much. But today, with the number …

What Happens if You Back Out of Early Decision?

If you applied for early decision and are having second thoughts or something major is going on in your life, you may be worried about backing out of the contract. Here’s what may happen if you decide not to accept your early decision offer. Nothing, If You Back Out With Good Reason If you have …

Myth: If I’m Deferred From a School, I’ll Never Get In

Depending on how you look at it, getting deferred by a school could be a load off your mind or extremely frustrating. You haven’t been declined, yet you haven’t been accepted, putting you in a difficult spot. You may have heard the myth that you simply won’t get into the college after being deferred. However, …

Myth: There is an “Easier Testing Date” for the ACT/SAT

The myth of the “easiest testing date” for the ACT and SAT is so ingrained and so pervasive, people are still arguing about it. But where did the myth come from? And why has it stuck around so long? Origin of the Myth People love to swear by data, numbers, and studies. There were comparative …