Tag: applications

Words of Wisdom from Graduating Seniors, Class of 2018

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CollegeXpress student writers from the Class of 2018 share some parting advice for high school underclassmen! read more

How many schools should I apply to?

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It's not the number of schools you apply to that is important. It's the thought and care put into each application. read more

How should I prepare for my summer program?

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Program Manager for Recruitment, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Many students and parents will do research on the college to get an idea of what is happening. Search websites for faculty, facilities, and research. Come with an open mind and ready to extend your knowledge base during the summer. read more

What Do Your High School Extracurricular Activities Say About You to Colleges?

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First of all, let's clear up what "extracurricular activities" are. If you're thinking, "Hey, I play video games a lot and that's outside of school," unfortunately you're out of luck. read more

How to Write a Great College Application Essay

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Vice President of Enrollment Management, Butler University

You already know how to write an academic essay. Now, forget all that, because learning how to write the college application essay is different. read more

Which Common Application Essay Prompt is Right for You?

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Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

After sifting through thousands of Common App essays, it's clear that some prompts have more potential than others. read more

5 Legit Ways to Beef Up Your College Applications

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Founder and President, CollegePrep360; Author

Here we discuss correcting course and adding something substantial to your application, if it's otherwise looking a little barren. read more

4 Myths About Getting into the Ivy League and Other Selective Colleges

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Founder and President, CollegePrep360; Author

Here, an Ivy League insider debunks five popular misconceptions about selective college admission. Read on for tips that will help you "think like an Ivy League admission officer" and understand how the selection process really works. read more

The Essential Campus Visit Question List

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Ask the nitty gritty questions that will help you get a feel for the atmosphere, the students, and life on campus. read more

Choosing Art Pieces for Your College Application Portfolio

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Student, Emerson College

Tips for selecting your best work for your college application. read more