On Colleges: Hidden Gems Series

Smaller liberal arts colleges offer an enriching, top-tier education that you may not be familiar with. A new liberal arts college will be added to this post to give you a chance to read about each one. Amherst College Established in 1821 by Congregational clergy and the citizens of Amherst, Amherst is a liberal artsContinue reading “On Colleges: Hidden Gems Series”

Sample Email for Research Opportunities

Are you looking for a research opportunity but don’t know how to ask the primary investigator? We got you! Use this template to guide you when writing an email!

Non-Custodial Parent Waivers: What to expect, how to complete them, and how to get your supplementary information.

For students that only have one custodial parent, financial aid applications can be quite scary, let alone complicated. I am hoping that with this article, we can lessen the burden that first-generation and low-income students face during the college application and financial aid process. 

Enrolling in College Courses: The Do’s and Dont’s

With another semester coming to an end, many students are beginning to plan for the next enrollment period which marks the beginning of a new semester. Even if you are not in college yet, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the college enrollment process.

Dramatic Ways a Global Pandemic can affect College Admissions: What should you do?

Along with disrupting the lives of everyone around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the college admissions process. Uncertainties about acceptances, financial aid, standardized testing, and extracurriculars have dominated the conversations amidst this process.

Do you want complete freedom and control over your college experience? The Open Curriculum might be perfect for you

Does having complete freedom over your curriculum sound appealing to you? What exactly is the Open Curriculum?

3 Tips for Writing College Admission Essays

It’s that time of the year, and rising seniors are usually spending their summer months writing – or at least, thinking – about what their college essay is going to look like. I’ve previously written about ways you can find inspiration for these essays, and in this post, I’ll be talking about general tips for these challenging parts of the college application process.

Finding Inspiration When Writing College Admission Essays

When applying for colleges, many colleges ask applicants to submit personal essays. These essays answer prompts, which range from a variety of questions that allow every student to submit an essay that tells the admissions team about themselves. However, despite the choices and creativity that the prompts allow, many students often find themselves staring at a blank screen for weeks, not knowing what to write. The process is a time-taking one, to say the least, and requires much thought and revision. Colleges can place great importance in these essays, as it is often the most personal aspect of your application and the only one where they can directly hear from you.

What factors should you NEVER forget when deciding which college is right for you?

When figuring out which colleges to look at and apply to, many students consider three main factors: Academics, Financial Aid, and Student Life. However, a lot of students completely gloss over other characteristics that are equally as important and should be thought about before attending a college. 

LOOK OUT! Common Mistakes with the different College Admissions Deadlines

The college admissions process can be daunting, especially when the names of the different processes intertwine, and people seem to use them interchangeably. In order to avoid legal trouble (yes, you do sign some contracts when applying) and confusion, understand what each of these policies mean and which one works best for you.

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