Tag: college admission

Why Model UN Is the Perfect High School Extracurricular

CollegeXpress Student Writer

What is Model UN, why should you participate, and how can it help prepare you for college? Find all the answers to these questions and more now! read more

How Do Colleges and Universities Track Student Interest?


How does a school know you're interested in them? You have to demonstrate your interest, and our experts know exactly how you can do that. Find out now! read more

How to Approach the New Common Application Prompt

President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common App recently added a new prompt choice to its college essay section. Here's what it is, what people think, and how you can approach it. read more

5 Things Colleges Want to Know About You as a Student

Independent Educational Consultant and Founder, The College Spy

A strong application is important in college admission, but what exactly does it say about you? Here's what schools are really looking for when they read your app. read more

Great Colleges in the West That Value Diversity


Looking for a college that supports students of color, first-generation students, and other diverse undergrads? Check out these great choices in the Western US! read more

Parents, It's Time to Communicate About College Costs

Educational Consultant

Some parents put off the money talk with their students far longer than they should. Here's why you should talk about college costs early in the search process. read more

College Planning Calendar: April 2021


Stay on top of the college planning process with our monthly College Planning Calendar for counselors, students, and parents. Happy April planning! read more

Choosing Your High School Classes With College in Mind

Educational Consultant and Founder, Grand Fit Educational Consulting

Choosing high school classes you're passionate about and that'll benefit you on college applications is crucial. Here's how you can create the best schedule! read more

Should I Avoid Cliches in My College Admission Essay?


Is it okay to use a cliche in your college application essay? The answer might surprise you. Read our expert's advice here! read more

Ivy League Admission for International Students: Part 3

Founder of Powerful Prep

In this last installment, international students can learn about essays, application details, and final things to keep in mind for Ivy League admission. read more