Articles tagged with College Applications

5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools.   You’ve nailed down your school list, have a solid draft of your Common App essay, and feel like you’re well on your way to being college bound. Now, it’s time to ask for letters of recommendation. A recommendation letter should be written by someone who knows of your strengths, personality, and accomplishments. These letters are taken seriously by admissions committees, as they are seen as candid descriptions of you and your character. Si ... Read More About 5 Steps to Ensure a Stellar Letter of Recommendation

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

So you’ve been working on your college applications diligently over the past couple of months. Now, with your senior year of high school truly underway, it’s time to finish strong! If you’ve been following Part One and Part Two of this series (it’s not too late; you can check them out now!), you may be wondering, what now? Read on for the final steps of surviving the college application process: 1. Take standardized tests and send the scores Take any standardized exams—such as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP exams, or ACT—that you’ve registered for. When you do so, be sure you arrange for your score ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Three

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. Summer is almost over, and though you probably had good intentions, maybe you’re not as far along on your college essays as you had hoped. Chances are, you’re not alone. It’s easy to spend days, or weeks even, staring at the blank page (i.e. computer screen). With just a few weeks of summer vacation left (for some of you, anyway!), we decided to put together a few tips to help you find application writing inspiration before the school year ramps ... Read More About 4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

4 Things to Know About the Common App

4 Things to Know About the Common App

The Common App is an extremely convenient way to apply to multiple colleges without having to re-enter the same info multiple times through different portals. Hundreds of American universities require prospective students to submit an application through the Common App website, or at least have it available as an option. Before you eagerly get started, however, keep in mind these four important things to know about the Common App: 1. You may be eligible for a fee waiver Aspiring college students should know that the Common App website itself is free to use; what students end up paying is the application fee(s) for the individual college(s) ... Read More About 4 Things to Know About the Common App

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One

It’s August and you’re about to dive into your senior year of high school. It’s also time to jump into the college application process (if you haven’t already) which, at times, can be a little stressful. Over the next few months, you’ll write several essays, send many transcripts, and fill out seemingly endless piles of paperwork. It’s a lot of work—but once you’re done, the payoff is so sweet: admission into college and plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of your senior year of high school. Want to learn how to make it through as painlessly as possible? This first installment of a three-part ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part One