Steering Clear of College Application Essay Mistakes

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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?

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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

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Student, Flathead High School

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

In 250 Words...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Top Tips for Writing Your College Application Essay

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CEO, Tutor.com; Independent College Counselor

While a tough part of the college application, essays are also your big opportunity to highlight your strengths and discuss material not presented anywhere else. Here, Tutor.com's writing tutors share some of their top tips here. read more