Tag: how to apply

What do college admission counselors look for in college applications?

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Much of the stress surrounding the college admission process occurs because students and parents possess little first-hand knowledge of what colleges actually want to see in students. read more

Who should I ask to write my college recommendation letters?

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You should have people who know you really well write your letters of recommendation. Use the following rules of thumb as a guide to asking for letters of recommendations... read more

What is your process for helping students create the list of colleges to which they will apply?

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Finding colleges that will help students thrive depends on students reflecting on and identifying their aspirations, strengths, challenges, and personal preferences. read more

Considering Public Colleges & Universities: Why Go Public?

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Associate Vice President of Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs, California State University, East Bay

Why should you study at a public college or university? In short, they offer a huge variety of experiences and unparalleled opportunities for learning, career preparation, and meaningful social and cultural development--all at an affordable cost! read more

Do admission counselors consider extracurricular activities?

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When planning for college, good grades and high test scores are important. Just as important are activities outside the classroom. read more

Build the Perfect College Application

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It's only a few sheets of paper. But when it comes to attending your dream college, they're the most important documents in the universe. read more

When and How to Apply for School

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When is the best time to apply? Should you submit an optional essay? What about test scores? There is no single correct answer to these questions. Applying for college is as individualized as finding the right school. read more