Tag: application mistakes

7 Deadly Sins for Graduate School Applicants

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Author, Enrollment Expert

With years of experience in admission, these grad school experts know what's up--including those mistakes that can send your grad application straight to the trash. read more

Top 10 College Admission Mistakes

Dean of Admissions, Saint Mary's College of California

College admission reps have seen it all, from inspiring personal essays to disappointing (and all too common) application mistakes. Lucky for you, one of those same admission VIPs is here to warn you of which mistakes to avoid on your college applications! read more

College Application Proofreading Tips From an Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief, Carnegie Communications

Grab a red pen and get ready to whip your college application into shape. 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

5 Ways to Kill Your College Application Essay

Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

Here are five omissions or errors that can lead your application essay--and your chance for admission--astray. read more

9 Errors You're Making in Your Graduate School Application

Freelance Writer

Before you begin applying to grad schools, check out this list of common application errors and, more importantly, ways to avoid them. 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

Should I take classes I know I'll do well in, or harder courses?


The one mistake I often see students making is taking an easier curriculum to elevate their GPA. What they are doing is basically limiting their ability to stretch their academic knowledge, setting them back during the first year of college. Students who take a challenging curriculum will have a better appreciation of the work required in college and adapt better. read more