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4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

It’s no secret that the college application process can be quite overwhelming. However, provided you plan ahead and understand what tasks you must complete, you will finish in short order. Take a deep breath and address one aspect at a time. Note all dates and deadlines Perhaps the most critical attribute of the college application process is organization. Submitting an application after its due date is simply not an option, so you must remain informed about approaching deadlines. To do so, create a chart where you clearly record the dates by which all paperwork must be received by your prospective colleges. Remember that the applicati ... Read More About 4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process

The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. Aside from the required, main college essay, many colleges and universities often ask for at least one more essay or short answer question. Though instructions for these supplemental essays can vary greatly, the essays usually have the general theme of “why are you applying to us?” The schools want to check that you are sending thoughtful, well-reasoned applications – that you are not ... Read More About The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage.   For many, October means cooler temperatures, beautiful fall foliage, and close to fall festivals and outings. But in the world of college admissions, it often means, “Yikes!” Peeling away the September calendar page to reveal that of October can incite anxiety at looming early November application deadlines. Here are some practical tips to get you through: Set measurable and ob ... Read More About Top Tips for Completing Your College Applications

How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage. His face was alight with the joy of life. Not a care in the world, he would always greet me, arms open, beaming, “I love you, Mom. Good morning. I trust you slept well.” Anything I needed, from the floors being mopped to cleaning out the refrigerator, done without pestering or even request. But all of a sudden, fall semester of senior year, he morphed into some other teenager. So, if you ... Read More About How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Zach Kwartler. Zach is a graduate of Princeton University and the Marketing Manager for Story To College, an admissions consulting service. He can be reached at zach.kwartler@storytocollege.com.   Imagine you’re applying to Harvard. You attend one of the top high schools in your area, are ranked in the Top 10 in your class, scored above 700 on all three sections of the SAT, and just returned from a 5-week immersion trip in Argentina. With these numbers, how can you not get into a great college? Now, imagine you’re on the Harvard admissions committee. You received over 36,000 applicati ... Read More About What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay