Support your child in following their passions By Vinnie Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO, UCEazy Top ranked colleges seek “unique” or “special” students, because they desire independent thinkers. In my experience, unique students are created when parents can bring themselves to do the following: 1. Guide their children on finding their passions 2. Support children in […]
Take as many as you can handle with the consideration of the following: 1) Don’t add additional AP classes just because it looks good on a transcript. What looks good is spending your time on high-impact, meaningful activities outside of one’s high school campus. 2) Don’t add AP classes if there is a high probability […]
Among the personal statements, college visits, interviews, and more, it’s easy to tense up and stress out! There are so many to-do’s on your college admissions planner, but there is light in the tunnel. To help you get there, you’ve gotta take some steps to calm your mind and release tension so that you can […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is Shari, one of UCEazy’s college counselors. She’s been a college counselor at public high schools for over ten years. During that period, she has counseled students in the areas of college admissions, financial aid, college grants and scholarships, college essays and other application requirements.