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Top College Essay Tips From Admission Insiders

The college essay can help your application, or it can hurt it. You want to stand out in a good way--and these admission experts know how you can do just more

College Search Do's and Don'ts

As you tackle the college search process, some things are must do's--but there are also some mistakes that can get in the way of a successful search more

How to Choose a College When You Want to Help People

If you want to get involved with service learning, community outreach, and helping others in college, here's what to look for as you search for more

Application Essay Example #6: The Journey

This is an optional narrative essay a student submitted with her application to Southwestern University, and it helped her gain admission more

What NOT to Do in Your Application Essay

Writing a strong college admission essay can be challenging, but avoiding these common pitfalls will help you create one that stands more

How to Prepare for College Applications Over the Summer (by Grade Level)

Summer is a great time to get ahead on the college search and application process. Here's what you can do whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior, or read more

Ask The Experts

Q: What is the Common Application?

A: Think of the Common Application as the college version of "one-stop shopping." You can upload application materials to send to multiple schools when it comes to more

Q: How should I be preparing for the college search as a high school freshman?

A: Do your best in all your classes so you don't close doors for yourself. You may not think you want to do something as a freshman, but that may change once you are a more

Q: When should I apply to college?

A: The college application process can elicit feelings of excitement and anxiety. Allow yourself plenty of lead time to complete your applications before the published deadlines. read more

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