Tag: college applications

Good Alternatives for When You Can't Find an Internship

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Sure, internships impress colleges, but they can be hard to secure. Luckily there are many other things you can do this summer to strengthen your applications. read more

Reuse or Recycle: How to Manage College Essay Material

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College Admission Consultant, Solomon Admissions

The key to the college admission process is being as efficient as possible. Here's how to be smart about organizing and reusing essay materials for multiple schools. read more

First-Gen Students: How to Navigate the College Search

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Northwestern University

Being a first-generation student makes the college search overwhelming without a parent to guide you, but you can own your admission process. Here's how! read more

Great Extracurricular Activities That Won't Break the Bank

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You don't need to have expensive hobbies to strengthen your college apps! These extracurricular activities are perfect for students looking to save their money. read more

Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Pandemic Admission Cycle

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Founder and President, College Bound Mentor

There's a lot we've learned about college admission from the pandemic. Here's a look at the top 10 lessons to carry with you from this application cycle. read more

When Should Parents Step in During the Admission Process?

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Content Marketer, ValuePenguin.com

Parents naturally want to help their students through the college admission process, but there are times to step in and times to step back. Here's when to help! read more

How to Make a Good Impression Without Any Test Scores

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Many colleges are now test-optional, yet they still review standardized test scores. But what if you didn't take the SAT or ACT? Here's what you can focus on. read more

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