Tag: applying to college

How to Motivate Yourself to Start College Applications

CollegeXpress Student Writer

You know you have to start your college applications, but you could use some inspiration or something at this point. Here's the motivation you're looking for. read more

How to Be a Competitive College Applicant

Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

More and more students are applying to college. With a larger applicant pool, students have to work harder to stand out. Here's how you can do just that. read more

5 Ways to Manage College Application Stress Effectively

College Counselor and Tutor, Moon Prep

The college application process is a lot, to say the least. But you can easily manage it without the stress. Here are five ways to get through applications stress-free. read more

5 Things You Need to Keep in Mind When Applying to College

CollegeXpress Student Writer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A college sophomore offers some key advice about the earlier steps of the college search and application process, plus what you need to remember after getting accepted. read more

Unique Ways to Stand Out on Your College Applications

Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Dartlet

No one wants to be just another piece of paper when it comes to the college admission process. Here are a few ways to make your application stand out from the crowd. read more

A Comparison of the Most Popular College Application Platforms

CollegeXpress Student Writer, Johns Hopkins University

You've probably heard of the Common, Coalition, and Cappex Applications in your college search. Here's some advice to help you choose which one to apply with. read more

When should I apply to college?


The college application process can elicit feelings of excitement and anxiety. Allow yourself plenty of lead time to complete your applications before the published deadlines. read more

How to Help a Reluctant Student With College Plans

Freelance Writer

High school is when college conversations begin in earnest, but sometimes students don't readily engage. Here's how parents can help get the ball rolling. read more

Where Should You Apply? Advice for All College-Bound Students

CollegeXpress Student Writer, Stanford University

Deciding where to apply to college can be difficult. Here's some advice to narrow your search and optimize your time researching. read more

Secrets to Writing Your College Application Essay

CollegeXpress Student Writer

The admission essay: the most daunting portion of the college application but the most important. Here are the secrets to writing your best college essay possible! read more