Tag: mistakes

10 Mistakes First-Year International Students Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

Freelance Writer

Going abroad for university can be stressful enough without worrying about having a bad experience. Here are 10 mistakes to avoid for a good first year. read more

5 Times I Was Really, REALLY Wrong About My College Search

High School Student

Don't let these common college search mistakes happen to you! read more

College Application Proofreading Tips From an Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief, Carnegie Communications

Grab a red pen and get ready to whip your college application into shape. read more

The 4 Biggest College Application Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Student, Flathead High School

If you want an application that's watertight, here are four common mistakes to avoid. read more

5 Ways to Kill Your College Application Essay

Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

Here are five omissions or errors that can lead your application essay--and your chance for admission--astray. read more

The Worst Campus Visit Mistakes

Student, Desert Mountain High School

Campus visits deserve time and effort so you can get the most out of them. So before planning your next trip out to State U, try to avoid making these 10 mistakes. read more

3 College Application Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

Student, Emerson College

A veteran of the college search process shares some advice so you can steer clear of these three common roadblocks. read more

9 Errors You're Making in Your Graduate School Application

Freelance Writer

Before you begin applying to grad schools, check out this list of common application errors and, more importantly, ways to avoid them. read more

Top Mistakes Transfer Students Make...and How to Avoid Them!

Assistant Director of Transfer Admission, Aurora University

Because the transfer process is fraught with unique challenges, it comes with unique potential pitfalls as well. That's why we asked a transfer admission insider to point them out for you so you can watch your step. read more