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College Essay

How Do You Build a Winning College Admissions Resume?

There are many good reasons to compose a College Admission Resume. A high school resume emphasizes a student’s academic achievements, honors, school activities, community service work, summer jobs, leadership roles, athletic contributions, and performing arts endeavors. A resume can be particularly useful when filling out college applications by providing a comprehensive listing of a student’s […]

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How Do You Leverage Extracurricular Activities for Selective College Admissions?

What you do with your free time plays a significant role in the college admissions process. Actually, right after a student’s high school GPA and standardized test scores, extracurricular involvement is the best way for a college to gain a deeper understanding of the person you are, what matters to you, and how you can […]

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For College Admissions, Self-Help Isn’t For Everyone!

PARENTS: FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, SELF-HELP MAY NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE College admissions landscape in USA has changed dramatically over the last ten years. Consider the following: a. Increased Competition: Top-tier private colleges now admit only 5% of the applicants.UCLA, a public university, attracted over 119,000 applications — the most ever for a US college. 1/3rd of […]

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How To Have a Meaningful Campus Visit

On top of writing college application essays and finishing your high school classes, it seems like there’s even less time to drive or fly to visit college campuses. A lot of students are stressed out as it is with applying to colleges, but what better way to understand campus culture than to walk through the halls of […]

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How to Be Yourself in Your College Essays

Time and time again, you will hear college admissions representatives say to “be yourself” in your college essays. I find that many of my students struggle with this because they RATHER be the student that the college wants to admit (versus being truly themselves). And, really, who can blame them? College admissions are high-stakes, and […]

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What a “Good Fit” college means to you

What does it really mean to have a college be a “Good Fit” for you? Good fit is highly subjective. That means you have to do some investigating on what you actually want and are looking for from a university. Before I knew what a “Good Fit” school was for me, I had my ideas […]

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Community College vs. 4-Year Colleges

The following post is a true personal story from one of our college counselors…. It’s a hard topic to cover because so much of this choice is based on individual situations. So, I am going to use myself as an example. I am the eldest of 4 and the first to attend college. My parental […]

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