You’ve finished your college applications and sent them in, so now there’s nothing to do but wait, right? Not so fast! Here are five things you should do while you’re waiting to hear back from colleges. Continue reading
Parents of high schoolers often wonder, how can I help my child prepare for the SATs in a way that’s helpful and not hovering? Continue reading
One of the hardest things for international students struggle with in compiling their applications to U.S. colleges and universities is the essay/personal statement. In many cultures, it is not appropriate to write about yourself in extremely positive terms. What does it really mean to brag or boast? Typically, to boast is to “speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself.” Continue reading
People quickly form opinions of us within seconds of meeting us, and that goes for college admissions as well. Here are some common sense steps to take to make a great first impression. Continue reading
Universities want students who do more than get good grades and test scores. They want well-rounded individuals who can contribute to their community. That’s one reason why participating in extracurricular activities is a big deal to college admissions officers. But participating in extra activities can do so much more. Continue reading
Does the idea of an interview make your palms sweat? You’re not alone. Don’t fret though. A college interview isn’t just a chance for you to make a great impression; it’s a chance for you to get a really good feel for whether a school is right for you. Here are some ways you can make the most of it. Continue reading
Writing a college essay can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process. After all, most of us were taught in school how to write about various topics, but we rarely write about ourselves. Not to worry though. Here are some tips to make the process a whole lot easier. Continue reading
We know there’s a lot of pressure on you to get good scores on the SATs and ACTs. It’s natural to feel some anxiety. But don’t let it get the better of you. Here are some quick tips to make it all a bit easier.
- Keep it in perspective. Standardized tests are important, but they’re only part of your application. College admission officers look atyour entire academic record not just your test scores.
If you’re like most students, you probably have some anxiety about writing your college essays. How do you write an essay that’s memorable and stands out from the crowd? Today we’re pleased to be joined by Carol Barash, PhD, founder and CEO of Story to College to share tips on writing an impressive college essay.