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4 Last Minute College Application Tips Before You Press Submit!
October 25, 2016
College applications require a lot of time, energy, and thought. It is never a good idea to leave all of the work for the last minute, but there are certain parts you should be thinking about as deadlines come up. Before you hit submit, here are some last minute college application tips to help you send the best possible applications you can to your dream schools!
Should You Still Apply Early with a Poor, Last Minute SAT Score?
October 20, 2016
Every year, students are rushing to submit Early Decision and Early Actions applications in an attempt to gain a strategic advantage. Often times, these students submit early applications without regard for whether or not they proffered the best possible representation of themselves in their applications. A last minute SAT test can put these students in a tricky situation.
SAT Retake: 3 Reasons You Should Retake the Test
October 19, 2016
Retaking the SAT is pretty common, but it can also be a real headache. An SAT retake means more time, more testing fees, and a risk that you still won’t get your ideal score the next time around. So if you’re going to retake the SAT, make sure you’re retaking it for the right reasons. Here are a few reasons to consider an SAT retake.
Building a College List that is Right for You
October 17, 2016
Building a college list list is one of the most important steps in the application process. Too ambitious of a list, and you could end up with very few or no acceptances. Too uninspiring of a list, and you will feel like you did not push yourself or reach your potential.
2017 College Application Deadlines at the Top 50 Schools
October 14, 2016
The college application process is stressful and confusing and hard to wrap your head around. Which activities should you include on your application? Who should write your letters of recommendation? What story should you tell in your personal statement? What’s the best school for me? And the list of questions goes on and on…
What is a College Endowment? And Should You Care?
October 12, 2016
What is a college endowment? And why should you care? Recently, students at Harvard published an article in The Crimson in which they lambasted the poor performance of the Harvard endowment as “unacceptable” – calling on the University to make personnel changes to ensure that Harvard did not continue losing the endowment race to its chief rival. Go Bulldogs.
Debating Your Way into College: 5 Tips to Take Away from the Presidential Debates
October 10, 2016
What do the presidential debates and college admissions have in common? The need to be convincing. Election season matches up almost perfectly with college application season, and while the two things are seemingly unrelated, you can learn a lot about applying to college by watching the presidential debates. Again, the main similarity is in the ability to convince someone to do what you want – whether it is to cast a vote for your candidacy as president or as your candidacy as a freshman at your school of choice.
Preparing for College in High School: Why You Need Candidacy Building™
October 8, 2016
There are no hard-and-fast rules in the admissions game. If your strategy is to play the same game as everyone else, the odds are against you. Once you stop trying to be the best at the things everyone else does, and concentrate your efforts on the things that only you do, you will be miles ahead of your competition.
College Letter of Recommendation: How to Get a Glowing Letter
October 3, 2016
Many people feel helpless when they’re seeking a college letter of recommendation. Even if you are a stellar student and you work tirelessly on your application, your letters of recommendation sometimes seem out of your control. We have all heard horror stories about how recommenders screwed over their otherwise qualified students, either by failing to submit their letters or writing surprisingly negative letters. And if you’re a student who isn’t at the top of your high school class rank, or if you don’t have the highest SAT score, then a lot of pressure is put on your letters of recommendation. Must you just bite the bullet and say a Hail Mary?
Improve Your GMAT Score on the Retake in 5 Key Steps
September 30, 2016
Sometimes you don’t get your GMAT score to where it needs to be…not on the first try at least. When this happens, you’ll obviously want to make sure you hit your target score on the retake, so you can put the GMAT behind you and apply early on in the MBA application timeline. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you improve your GMAT score: