Extracurricular Activities for College Applications

Categorizing Your Extracurricular Activities for College Applications

Categorizing Your Extracurricular Activities for College Applications Too many applicants rush through their Common App activities list. A slap-dash mention of how you’ve spent your time for the last four years is not going to get you into your dream colleges. Everything about your extracurricular activities for college applications matters: the titles, the descriptions, theKeep reading

Stanford Essays

How to Approach the Stanford Essays

How to Approach the Stanford Essays We all know that Stanford University is one of the most competitive colleges in the world. With over 44,000 applications last year, Stanford’s acceptance rate is the lowest nationally at 4.8%. Only 2,085 students got the big envelopes! So how does Stanford decide which lucky students they want toKeep reading

5 Reasons to Apply to Safety Schools with Rolling Admissions

5 Reasons to Apply to Safety Schools with Rolling Admissions Applying to safety schools with rolling admissions was one of the best decisions I made during my college application process. By October 17th of my application cycle, I knew I was going to college. Don’t underestimate what a HUGE relief this can be! Schools thatKeep reading

Additional Information on the Common App

Additional Information on the Common App: 5 Do’s and Don’ts

Additional Information on the Common App: 5 Do’s and Don’ts Spewing TMI (too much information!) on your application might seem innocuous, but exceeding limits can actually be quite detrimental to your candidacy. When I was applying to college, I presumptuously believed that admissions officers were exaggerating when they implored visiting students to follow the wordKeep reading

Early Admission

Early Admission Options: Which One is Right for You?

Early Admission Options: Which One is Right for You? With so many early admission options, it’s easy to get confused. Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, Single-Choice Early Action, Early Decision I and Early Decision II…Can you apply ED and REA? Can you apply EA to more than one school? What about ED I and EDKeep reading