Tag: college applications

How Can I Trim Down My College Essay?


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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

So You've Been Deferred: Now What?

Partner, Turner+Turner College Consulting

Are you feeling down because you got deferred from your dream college? Improve your chances of turning that deferral into an acceptance with this advice. read more

Now Is the Time to Start Your College Essay

President, Wow Writing Workshop

It's smart to start thinking about your college application essay as soon as possible because planning it can be harder than actually writing it. Here's some advice! read more

Video: Be Prepared for Senior Year of High School


In this video, student vlogger Zenavieve brings you through all the things you need to know to be prepared for senior year of high school. read more