Tag: college admission

How to Spot Crazy College Admission Myths

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College Counselor, Collegewise

Everyone knows some crazy college admission stories about their friend's cousin twice removed. But which ones are true and what are just good yarns? Here's how to spot the difference! read more

Engaging Ways to Open Your Personal Statement

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Founder, Moon Prep

You need to write an engaging personal statement to stand out to colleges. The most important component of this is a strong opening. read more

Application Essay Example #6: The Journey

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

This is an optional narrative essay a student submitted with her application to Southwestern University, and it helped her gain admission there. read more

College Essays vs. Scholarship Essays: What's the Difference?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College application essays and scholarship essays have a lot in common. But there are a few key differences you should know about before you start writing. read more

Letters of Recommendation Made Easy: Who, How, and When to Ask

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

If you play your cards right, you won't have to stress about asking for a letter of recommendation. Follow these tips to get recommended worry free! read more

How to Improve Your Admission Chances After a Low Test Score

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You didn't receive the standardized test score you wanted...now what? Here's what you can do to make the other parts of your application shine and improve your chances of admission. read more

Understanding Standardized Tests and Scores

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Standardized testing is a dreaded part of the college application process and one not many students fully understand. Read on for a quick intro to these exams. read more

What NOT to Do in Your Application Essay

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Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions, Pomona College

Writing a strong college admission essay can be challenging, but avoiding these common pitfalls will help you create one that stands out. read more

How to Prepare for College Applications Over the Summer (by Grade Level)

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Summer is a great time to get ahead on the college search and application process. Here's what you can do whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior. read more

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