Category Archives: Common Application

10 Ways To Enjoy Summer & Do College Prep

10 Ways To Enjoy Summer & Do College Prep

Make sure you find time to relax this summer but also remain productive, active and interested…exercise, read, visit campuses while traveling, keep a journal, develop a hobby and collaborate on something meaningful.

Below are 10 ways to enjoy summer and do college prep: Continue reading

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Writing The Common Application Essay

Writing The Common Application Essay

The Common Application launched online for the coming admissions season on August 1st. The Common Application essay prompts are now available so writing can begin. Students will need to choose one of the five prompts and write up to a 650 word essay. Continue reading

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Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Based on the difficulties of the Common Application last year, so far this year, it’s been a pretty smooth ride. However, there are a few Common App details you may not know that could save you time and aggravation. Continue reading

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Are You Maximizing Opportunities for College Acceptance?

Are You Maximizing Opportunities for College Acceptance?

As high school seniors work away on their applications, questions frequently arise regarding how admission decisions are made. Here are some things to keep in mind: Continue reading

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Why Drive to Colleges When Students Can Go Online? Guest Blog

You are just starting the college search process, and don’t know whether you want to attend a school – in a major city or in the country, and you’re not sure whether a “big” school would be “too big” for you.
You’ve started drafting your common application essay, and only now realize you could use a few pointers and a pep talk. Continue reading

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Applying to College In Another Age

“It was so easy to apply to college when I did it.” This is something I hear daily from parents across the country. Sure, a generation ago, we took the SAT once with no SAT II Subject Exams. Most of us applied to just one maybe two colleges using a black pen and paper and we snail mailed it. We really didn’t give it much thought after that. College was cheap. My first semester at UCLA was $150. Students that were qualified academically were accepted. So, what happened? Population growth as Baby Boomers’ kids reach college age, influx of international students, the Internet and the complexity of the college admissions process are some factors that contribute to the admission frenzy that now exists. Continue reading

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A Frequent College Essay Prompt: Why Are You A Good Match?

Some of you will be making plans to visit colleges. Many of you will be doing web research on colleges and just about anyone applying to college will need to eventually answer a typical essay question found on most applications “Why are you a good match for ________?” These essays generally have a limited word or character count and must be concise and clear. Continue reading

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