Tag: college applications

What Colleges Care About in This Time of Crisis

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Worried about gaps in your college applications due to COVID-19? This commitment letter backed by hundreds of deans should give students some peace of mind. read more

Financial Tips for Disadvantaged International Students

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Freelance Writer

University can be expensive for international students in the US. Here's how economically disadvantaged students can pay for their education. read more

Why You Should Answer the New COVID Essay Prompt

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common Application is allowing students to explain how the pandemic has impacted them. Here's why and how you should write this type of college essay. read more

How Can I Trim Down My College Essay?

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Are you finishing up your admission essay, but it's just too long for the word count requirements? Our experts have advice for trimming it down! read more

How to Help Your Students Start the College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Just because students have to write their college essays themselves doesn't mean parents can't help them think about it. Here are some tips to get them started! read more

Do I Need to Submit Supplemental Materials?

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Director of Communications, Commonwealth School

Should you send in supplemental materials with your college applications? It depends--but you should definitely follow any directions given by the school. read more

5 Ways Students Can Prepare for College Applications

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College Counselor and Tutor, Moon Prep

Using this extra time you have at home to get ahead on your college applications is just smart. These five quick tips can help you prepare to apply to college! read more

Planning for College During COVID-19: Counselor Q&A

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Certified Educational Planner; Co-founder & President, One-Stop College Counseling

There's a lot of uncertainty in college admission due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some answers to common student questions from an expert counselor. read more

What Do Colleges Want in an Applicant?

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Freelance Writer

Knowing what colleges want to see in your application is key to presenting your best self to admission officers. Here are our best tips for figuring it out! read more

Good, Bad, and Unnecessary Application Advice

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Site Editor, TechTarget

You'll hear a lot of advice during the college application process, but it won't be all good advice! Here's what you should listen to and what you can ignore. read more