Tag: application advice

What Admission Counselors Want to See in Your Grad School Application

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Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, West Virginia University

What are graduate admission officers really looking for when they review your application? Hint: it's not all about the grades. read more

Using Dialogue in Your Application Essay

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Founder of Mint Tutors LLC

Admission officers are swamped. They want to be wowed by hopeful students' applications--including their admission essays. Try using dialogue to stand out! read more

Try Freewriting to Generate College Essay Ideas

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Independent College Counselor, Author

How can you come up with the basis for a standout college application essay when you have no idea where to start? Start with these freewriting tips. read more

The Top 10 Ways You Can Help Your Students Stand Out to Colleges

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Founder and President, College Bound Mentor, LLC

The interactions that teachers, club advisors, coaches, guidance counselors, and school administrators have with students can have remarkable, lasting impact on students and help shape their life philosophy and sense of self. read more

The International Application: An Insider's Perspective

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Assistant Director of Admissions, Caldwell College

Have you ever wondered what those international admission counselors are thinking as they review your applications? This is the international admission process from someone who's been there--on both sides. read more

Who Ya Gonna Call?

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Contributing Editor, Carnegie Communications

Everyone has questions. Not everyone seeks answers. But in your college search and those crazy first days on campus, maybe you're just unsure where to turn. That's where this handy guide comes in! read more

Insider Tips for Preparing an Art and Design Portfolio

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Former Director of Admissions, Columbus College of Art and Design

A few tips to consider when compiling a college admission art portfolio, so that you might give it the "wow factor" the admission office is looking for. read more

Second Time Around: The Transfer Admission Process

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Dean of Admission, Gonzaga University

Any college student who transfers from one institution to another has a story. Here, one university insider explains how to translate that story in your transfer application. read more

Who and How to Ask for College Recommendation Letters

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What should be at the top of your college applications to-do list? Getting your recommendations lined up. Learn more about asking for letters here! read more

College Applications: Follow the Directions

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Director of Communications, Commonwealth School

When it comes to college applications, an idea as simple as "follow the directions" can help keep you out of the "no" pile. read more