Tag: applications

Application Essay Example: The Surgeon

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This is a *real* admission essay a student submitted with his application to Loyola University New Orleans. Read it and get inspired! read more

Up the Mountain: The Transfer Admission Journey

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Baylor University

Just like climbing a mountain, the transfer admission process may seem overwhelming. But if you keep moving forward and taking the right steps, you will reach your goal. 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

Money-Saving Apps for College Students

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Saving for college, you probably won't have a lot of extra cash. But what you might have is a smartphone. Plenty of today's applications are devoted to saving money. These are some of our favorites! read more

Professions That Require a Master's Degree

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Freelance Writer

In the current job market, some shy away from pursuing a master's or doctorate. And not so surprisingly--it costs a lot of money and time! But what if you didn't have a choice? read more

Why an Independent Educational Consultant Might Benefit Your Child

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Requirements, expectations, and interactions have changed a great deal since you were a student, and the combination of understanding how important the college admission process is, while not quite knowing how to help your child achieve their goals, can make watching your child apply for school stressful! Here's how an IEC can help. read more

The Top Three Scholarship Myths

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Founder, Thousand Dollar Hour

There are a lot of myths floating around out there regarding college scholarships. "They're only for high school seniors." "It's hard to get scholarships." "Just go to one website." For every scholarship myth you believe, you're costing yourself money--maybe even tens of thousands of dollars! read more

Top 5 Myths About the SAT

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Director of SAT Programs, Veritas Prep

From thinking the SAT is the be-all-end-all metric of your college application to believing it's your only admission option, here are a few common myths about that venerated (and feared) standardized test. read more