Tag: college applications

How Much Do College Applications Really Cost?

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Sometimes college applications cost money--who knew? Here are some of the costs you could face before you even hit submit, plus some ways to reduce those costs. read more

Submitting Your College Applications Early: How and Why?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College application season is a super stressful time, but you can make it a little easier by completing them early. Here are some reasons to hit the submit button ASAP. read more

How to Fill Out the Common Application

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Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

Applying to college got easier with the Common Application, but the application can still be daunting. Here's a step-by-step guide to filling out the Common App. read more

An Essay About You: How to Tackle Your College Essay

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Student, Washington College

Your college essay is a reflection on you and your experiences, but writing about yourself can be difficult. Here's some good advice on how to get started. read more

How to Motivate Yourself to Start College Applications

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You know you have to start your college applications, but you could use some inspiration or something at this point. Here's the motivation you're looking for. read more

How to Be a Competitive College Applicant

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Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

More and more students are applying to college. With a larger applicant pool, students have to work harder to stand out. Here's how you can do just that. read more

5 Ways to Manage College Application Stress Effectively

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College Counselor and Tutor, Moon Prep

The college application process is a lot, to say the least. But you can easily manage it without the stress. Here are five ways to get through applications stress-free. read more

Top Transfer Application Do's and Don'ts

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Freelance Writer

Transferring can be a long, hard process. But these are the things you should (and shouldn't) do to make it easier! read more

5 Things You Need to Keep in Mind When Applying to College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A college sophomore offers some key advice about the earlier steps of the college search and application process, plus what you need to remember after getting accepted. read more

Top High School Activities to Boost Your College Applications

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Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

You know that being involved in high school activities will boost your applications, but where do you start? Here are some of the top activities colleges love to see! read more