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Use my guide to find colleges that matches your personality, lifestyle, hopes and dreams. With so many colleges to choose from, I can help you find a well-rounded list of college to apply to using our favorite resources.
An essential list of colleges who offer financial assistance to students who want to visit a school. These universities understand that it is expensive to visit but want to give you the opportunity to tour, wander, and explore their schools campus.
Go ahead. Geek out. Fantasize. Get excited about that Mathematical Logic or History of Mozambique Dance class. Doing so can help you show your application reader that you've done your college research, show them you're interested (bonus!), and get you excited about applying to that school.
Ever ask yourself, "what should I study in college?" Well pick a major, any major: Decide what’s most important to you. Evaluate the importance of each value. Consider your options. Is this my college major? Keep exploring.
The jigs up. The cat's out of the bag. It turns out that most hiring institutions, even medical and law schools, don't really care what you major in. So get out there. Study what you love. Decide how to choose your major based on what you, not someone else, will want.
What's that one thing that you've spent countless hour dedicated to, until late on weekday evenings? Steal these six college essay tips for writing your best extracurricular essay. Capture you.
Having a clear, concise writing style is everything when it comes to packing lots of the right details about your high school extracurricular activities into your common application. By capturing the fullness of your impact, this helps out both your application and your application reader.
Ever ask yourself, "what extracurricular activities should I do?". Bottom of the ninth. Fourth quarter. Two minutes left in the game. Only 150 characters per activity and a small section for a title. Read this guide to writing about extracurricular activities in high school that takes your application to the next level.
Don't stress about how to pick the right topic for your common app extracurricular essay. I offer four great types of extracurricular activities for capturing your passion project, from Rockstar achievements, to One-Hit Wonders.
Easily the most under-loved portion of the Common Application: the additional info section. Show your application reader more sides of you by briefly writing about grading problems, IB Extended Essay Topics, things that didn't fit on your other sections (AP scores, extracurricular activities), or even mental health issues.
Be your own college admissions consultant! Just ask yourself yourself: what special qualities do I possess that I would want to put in my college application? (I like to call them "gems"). I'll show you how to brainstorm them and then use them in your common app personal statement, additional info section, and extracurricular activities list.
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Kick things off with the two greatest brainstorming exercises ever, learn about the four types of college essays, check out some amazing example essays, and get on your way to writing your own killer personal statement.
Before starting your research on school interview questions, check to see how much your college interview really matters to the school you're applying to. Read on to learn more.
Rather than focusing on university interview questions, make a list of all of the things that you want the university to know about you--that way, you'll know how to answer interview questions with your best self.
What does rescinded mean, you ask? Don't let your senioritis give your college an excuse to reverse or to rescind the offer they've made to you. A revocation of acceptance could leave you high and dry.
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This post is for anyone who has asked themself, "should I apply for FAFSA?" Don't leave financial aid for college on the table, since billions of federal student aid goes unclaimed, when these grants for college could actually be in your wallet.
Discover what schools offer financial aid for international students, whether it be need based financial aid or a minority scholarship. Scholarships for high school seniors are only a click away.
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