Tag: college applications

How to Write an Effective, Powerful Personal Statement

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Writing a college application personal statement is about infusing yourself into your writing. Student writer Natalie has advice to help you do just that. read more

How to Approach the New Common Application Prompt

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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

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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 Opportunities for Students to Volunteer Online

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Your volunteering efforts don't have to be put on hold during the pandemic. Check out these ways you can create a real-life impact through online action. read more

Should I Avoid Cliches in My College Admission Essay?

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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

3 College Application Mistakes You're Likely Making

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Content Writer and Marketing Executive, AP Guru

Before you submit your college applications, you need to make sure they're as perfect as can be. Here are three mistakes you may be making on your college apps. read more

What Are Common Application Mistakes Students Should Avoid?

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Students often worry about a mistake on their college application affecting their admission. Here are common things to look out for that our experts suggest. read more

How to Help Your Student Through Admission Season

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Founder and Lead Counselor, NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates

Parents want what's best for their students, of course. But here's what you should and shouldn't do to help them during the college admission process. read more

What's the Best Advice for Writing a College Essay?

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There's a lot of advice on how to write the college application essay, but you need to be careful who you listen to. Find out the best (and worst) tips here! read more

Lessons From Applying to College During a Pandemic

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Student; Creator, The Money Ed Podcast Series

The pandemic altered college admission planning for many students across the country. Here's a look at what one student learned throughout the process in 2020. read more