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Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation?
Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation? A lot of students focus so much on actually writing their college application, that their letters of recommendation become an afterthought. Some students believe that all it takes to get a great letter of recommendation is the initial ask for a letter. They often simply hope their recommenderKeep reading
SAT Sittings: How Many is Too Many?
SAT Sittings: How Many is Too Many? You study for months and months, aiming for that perfect SAT score. Finally, you take the test. But your results aren’t what you had hoped. So, what’s next? Should you suffer through more SAT sittings? Or would investing time and taking the test again actually be detrimental toKeep reading
What to Do This Summer: 5 Ways to Boost Your Resumé
What to Do This Summer: 5 Ways to Boost Your Resumé When you’re thinking about what to do this summer, keep in mind that not all activities are created equal. Especially in the last two years of high school – admissions officers will want to see more unique, independent, and impressive activities. Consequently, I can’tKeep reading
Should You Ask For an Additional Recommendation Letter?
Should You Ask For an Additional Recommendation Letter? Your letters of recommendation for college are an integral piece of your application. This part of the process is often overlooked, as it does not require work from your end. But every recommendation letter deserves thoughtful reflection! Your college recommendations are the only time that admissions officersKeep reading
Early Admission Options: Which One is Right for You?
Early Admission Options: Which One is Right for You? With so many early admission options, it’s easy to get confused. Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, Single-Choice Early Action, Early Decision I and Early Decision II…Can you apply ED and REA? Can you apply EA to more than one school? What about ED I and EDKeep reading
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
The 5 Key Steps for Putting Together a College Art Portfolio
How to Put Together Your Best College Art Portfolio Itching to show college admissions officers your inner Van Gogh? Check out the following tips on strategizing what to include in your art portfolio to make the best impression on your dream schools! But first, keep in mind the following things: The advice on this list isKeep reading
How to Build Relationships With Your High School Teachers
How to Build a Strong Student-Teacher Relationship in High School Teachers are more than just the people responsible for assigning grades. They can be an incredible resource for students, particularly in the last two years of high school as you start thinking about applying to college. This is why building a strong student-teacher relationship isKeep reading
Making the Most out of High School College Fairs
Making the Most out of High School College Fairs The benefits of attending high school college fairs are plenty. It’s a low stakes way to learn about a school without spending the time and money visiting each institution. You get face-to-face time with someone that can answer questions both about admissions data and life onKeep reading
What Should Go into the Common App Honors Section?
What is the Common App Honors Section? Filling out the Common App is hard. The personal statement alone can take months to write, so when it comes to the shorter sections, it’s easy to breeze over them. Particularly with the Common App activities and honors lists, you do not want to underestimate their impact. This is a chanceKeep reading