Taking a Gap Year Before College

Should You Consider Taking a Gap Year Before College?

Should You Consider Taking a Gap Year Before College? If you’re a high school student now, it’s probably hard for you to remember a time when you weren’t in school. A repeating cycle of homework, tests, summer break, and repeat is all too familiar. Then by your last year in high school, you’re expected toKeep reading

How to Become a Blogger

How to Become a Blogger: A 5 Step Action Plan

How to Become a Blogger: A 5 Step Action Plan The answer to “how to become a blogger” boils down to one word: Passion.  Whenever students ask us about how to stand out in the application process, it always comes back to passion. Identifying your passion, displaying your passion through concrete achievements, and speaking passionately aboutKeep reading

Valedictorian

Valedictorian: Does it Matter?

Valedictorian: Does it Matter? With the rise and proliferation of sources ranking US colleges and universities over the last few decades, it’s tempting to reduce the admissions process to a simple game of numbers. With top schools flaunting every valedictorian they accept, it’s easy to fixate on things like your high school class rank. ResistKeep reading

Need based financial aid

Need Based Financial Aid: The Difference Between Need-Blind and Need-Aware

Need Based Financial Aid: The Difference Between Need-Blind and Need-Aware Need based financial aid lingo can be confusing, especially with respect to the terms “need-blind” and “need-aware.” These descriptors are devoid of any further context about exactly who is “blind” or “aware” to your need. To simplify the equation, there are two standpoints from whichKeep reading