Tag: application essay

13 Ways to Improve Your College Admission Luck

Education Writer

You have more power than you think when it comes to your college applications. Follow these tips to increase your chances of admission to your dream school! read more

Steering Clear of College Application Essay Mistakes

CollegeXpress Student Writer

Keep yourself on the sunny side of your target college's radar by avoiding these simple yet costly essay mistakes. read more

The Transfer Essay: What's Your Story?

Director of Admissions, Grove City College

How do you get started on your transfer essay? Keep reading to find out. read more

The 4 Biggest College Application Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Student, Flathead High School

If you want an application that's watertight, here are four common mistakes to avoid. read more

In 250 Words...

Student, Community Academy of Science and Health

How are students supposed to condense their personality, their high school years--their entire life!--down to 250 words?! read more

What's in a Test? How to Use Your Application Essay When Your Test Scores Are Lower Than You'd Like

Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

Do not talk about your low test scores in your application essay. At all. Ever. This is why and what you should do instead. read more

Letter of Intent Do's and Don'ts

Freelance Writer

Your letter of intent should convince the graduate admission committee that you're a valuable addition to their program. These do's and don't will help you do just that. read more

"Every name tells a story..." CollegeXpress Tackles Dartmouth's Essay Prompt


Sure, we can dish out a lot of advice--but can we take it?! Some of the CollegeXpress staff decided to take a crack at one of this year's essay prompts. read more

Admission Officers' Secrets to Standing Out in Your College Essay

President, Wow Writing Workshop

These five college essay tips--straight from admission professionals--will help you and your college application stand out. read more

Take Control of Your Transfer Essay

Transfer and Military Admissions Counselor, Chatham University

Your transfer essay gives insight into your character and self-awareness in ways an academic transcript simply cannot. And, yes, admission officers read them! read more