Tag: college applications

Getting a Head Start on the College Application Process: Junior Year

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College applications can be stressful, especially if you leave all the work for your senior year. Get a jump start while you're a junior with these tips and save your sanity. read more

7 Things to Do While Waiting for Your Admission Decisions

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You thought the hardest part was applying to college, but it turns out it's waiting to hear to hear back!. Stay sane while you wait for your admission decisions with these seven activities. read more

How to Narrow Down Your College List

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

So many colleges, so little time to apply. Consider these tips to narrow down your choices and decide where you really want to go. read more

College Search Do's and Don'ts

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As you tackle the college search process, some things are must do's--but there are also some mistakes that can get in the way of a successful search experience. read more

5 Ways to Make the College Application Process Less Stressful and More Successful

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Founder, College Shortcuts

As you navigate the college application process, here are five ways you can make it less stressful and more successful. read more

How Community Service Can Help Your College Application Stand Out

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College applications are a bit like job resumes: you want your application to stand out from the others. Community service is one way to set yourself apart from the crowd. read more

How to Answer 3 Common Supplemental Essay Questions

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Freelance Writer

Here are three common supplemental essay questions colleges might ask you to write, plus unique brainstorming material for each one. read more

Secrets to Writing Your College Application Essay

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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

How to Avoid Burnout During College Application Season

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The last thing you want to do during college application season is burn out. Here are a few ways to get ahead of things so you don't feel overwhelmed. read more

Stress Management During College Application Season

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Senior year is stressful, with standardized tests, college applications, extracurriculars, and general school work. Here are some ways to keep you calm through all of it. read more