Category: College Essays
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Tips for Students Right Before College Applications are Due
Between family vacations and holiday festivities, it can be all too easy to put off college application work until the very last minute. While it’s always best to work consistently and strategically, even the most dedicated students find themselves working down to the wire from time to time.
Understand the Importance of College Essays in Order to Increase Your Chances of Admission
If you’re under the impression that grades and test scores are the only admissions criteria that really matter, it’s time to think again. While it is true that these types of hard factors carry significant weight throughout the admissions process, well-written essays that reveal your true personality are also extremely important.
Use These Pointers to Write an Essay You’re Confident About
Now that the Common App is officially open, many rising seniors are eager to get started on their personal statements. Writing an impactful essay can help students convey their personality to an admissions office and reveal something that may not be found anywhere else on their application.
Here Are Some of the Most Unusual and Fun College Application Essay and Short Answer Prompts for the Class of 2024
The Common Application is officially open, and many college-bound high school students are hard at work on their college applications. In addition to the main Common App essay, many schools might also require supplements that include some thoughtful – and downright quirky – essay prompts and short answer questions.
Here are the Supplements Currently Available for the Class of 2024
The Common Application doesn’t officially open until Aug. 1, but many colleges and universities have already announced their essay prompts for the 2019-20 college application season.
Take Your Writing to The Next Level With These Pointers
Compelling writing won’t only help you earn top marks in English – it’s also an important part of the college application process. In addition to grades and test scores, college applicants must submit a personal statement, which can be excellent opportunity to convey your personality, differentiating factors, and big-picture goals.
Here are Some of the Most Creative and Fun College Application Prompts
The 2018-19 college application season is in full swing, and with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 came the release of many school-specific supplements with some quirky and creative college application essay prompts and short answer questions.
Here’s What to Remember When Writing Your College Application Essays This Fall
For many students back-to-school season is already here, and with the opening of the Common Application on Aug. 1, the pressure to start on college applications is already on. While it’s smart for students to get a head start on their college applications during the summer, it can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what to write about in your essays – or how to write it.
Here are the Colleges That Have Already Announced Their 2018-19 College Application Essay Prompts
The Common Application may be a couple of weeks from opening for the 2018-19 college application season, but a number of colleges and universities have already announced their supplemental essay prompts for the next admissions cycle.
Here’s What College Bound Students Need to Do to Write a Great College Application Essay
It’s college application crunch time for high school seniors, and there are probably more than a few of you who are behind on writing those application essays. Don’t get stressed! Our team of counselors is here to help with some of their top essay writing tips.
Write A Great Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays With These Tips and Resources
As the holiday season approaches, many college bound seniors are taking advantage of some time off in order to catch up on their college applications. Essays can be the most time-consuming and stressful part of the college admissions process, however, with the right tools and resources, students can put together compelling and thoughtful essays well before the looming application deadlines.
Students Need to Get Creative With These Unusual College Essay Prompts
It’s that time of year again! The 2017-18 Common Application is open, and now’s the time for the class of 2022 to start on their college application essays and supplements – which can sometimes include weird and unusual essay prompts and short answer questions.
Many Colleges Have Already Announced Their 2017-18 College Application Essay Prompts
The summer is a great time for college-bound seniors to begin working on their college application essays, as many colleges and universities have already released their essay prompts for the 2017-18 college application season.
Students Can Get a Head Start On College Applications and Essays This Summer
The school year may be coming to a close, but the college admissions process is just starting for rising high school seniors (aka the college class of 2022). In addition to preparing for standardized testing and finalizing college lists, rising seniors also have the opportunity to get a head start on their college application essays during the summer break.
Regular decisions for the class of 2021 are far from being released, but the college admissions process for current high school juniors is already revving up with the announcement of the 2017-18 Common Application essay prompts.
Few things are scarier to students than submitting their college application only to find mistakes afterward. This can lead to panicked calls to counselors and colleges, asking to resubmit their essays or correct an error. While small grammar and spelling mistakes won’t kill your college admission chances, they can lead to a lot of nightmares for already stressed-out students. Checking essays for avoidable mistakes before submitting can save students a lot of anxiety.