The College Admissions Blog's Top Posts

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1. 35+ Best College Essay Tips from College Application Experts We asked over 30 college essay experts to answer this question: What's your favorite piece of advice about writing a college essay?
2. Twelve College Essay Examples That Worked 2018 We've compiled college essay examples from a variety of student experiences and tons of supplemental essay and personal statement topics, like the UChicago short answer questions, the "Why This College" essay, and more.
3. Four Qualities of an Amazing College Essay Not just a good essay, I've got four qualities of an amazing essay that you need to know!
4. The Great College Essay Test Put your essay up against what I think makes a great college essay. *Video Inside*
5. How to Create a Great College List Which of the 4,500 schools is right for you? If your high school counselor is too busy and you can’t afford a private counselor, this article will show you how to develop a great list online, for free.
6. How to Write Your Common App College Activities List You only get 150 characters: how do you make the most of them? Get the most out of the limited word count of the Activities List by following my guide for translating the hundreds of hours you've spent on projects and activities into your Common App.
7. A Brief Guide to Using the Common App “Additional Information” Section What on earth are you supposed to write in the additional info section? Take advantage of the most ethereal section of the Common App: learn what the Additional Info section should and shouldn't be used for.
8. Six Techniques for Writing Your 150-Word Extracurricular Essay December is approaching. What are the most important parts of the 150-word extracurricular essay?
9. "Why This College" Essay Guide + Examples This guide will provide clear guidelines and tons of Why This College examples that will help you stand out in your essay and even help you decide what kind of school you want to go to.
10. How to End a College Essay: Guide + Examples Find out my best advice for making an outstanding ending to your college essay.
11. How to Write a Resume for Colleges Using Your Common App + Examples While many college applications do not require a resume (and many outright ban them), knowing how to write a resume for college using your Common App is an incredible time-saving move for a high school senior.
12. Demonstrated Interest: A Brief and Practical How-To Guide In this blog post I’ll share with you a list of potential Action Items that can increase your chances of standing out to admissions advisors.
13. College Interview Tips and Strategies: The Ultimate Guide Interviews can be scary. But no fear here! I'll give you my best strategies for navigating the college interview. *Podcast attached*

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Blogs from the admissions experts

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1. Addressing Difficult Topics in Your Application Here are thoughts on how to address parts of the college application that may bring up struggles that are difficult to write about.
2. College Admission Essays: I’ve heard that one before… Find out what parts of an essay really matter to this college admission administrator (hint: it isn't the topic).
3. Essay Advice for UVA College of Arts and Sciences Applicants Learn the three most important tips for writing an application essay to the UVA College of Arts and Sciences.
4. How To Write A College Essay This MIT admissions director has some great advice for writing a college essay, including some work from George Orwell
5. Tips for Writing Your College Essay Here are a few of the tips I always share with students when talking about the application essay at Vanderbilt University.
6. Application Essay Tips and Tricks Hannah's top 5 tips for writing the application essay.
7. Inside Admissions: Tufts University This blog brings you behind-the-scenes with Tufts admissions officers.
8. College Explorations Blog In this blog, Nancy Griesemer addresses a variety of topics or trends in college admissions. The information should complement one-on-one counseling by providing answers to frequently-asked questions
9. All College Application Essays: News and Tips Dr. Rebecca Joseph is the founder of All College Application Essays, and her News and Tips webpage will help you stay up to date on all things college admissions.
10. Essay Hell Blog The hottest writing source for college admission essays brings you the hottest blog posts around!
11. Pwn Test Prep Blog Funny Name. Serious Blog. Learn all about admissions test prep from Mike McClenathan, founder of PwnTestPrep.
12. Testive Test Prep Blog Conquer The SAT And ACT With These Resources from Testive.com
13. Kaplan Test Prep Blog and Resources Check out Kaplan's bank of resources for every test you can think of.
13. The Blog of Coach Mira Mira Simon is a professionally trained coach from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), who specializes in helping high school students who are bright but may feel overwhelmed about their future. Check out her personal, inspiring blog here.
14.College Greenlight College Greenlight focuses on connecting first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.
15. ACM College Consulting Blog ACM is an international college consulting firm located in Fort Myers, FL dedicated to helping students and their families through the US college search and admissions process.
16. Higher Scores Test Prep Blog Higher Scores Test Prep is a family-owned and operated company, and this is their personal Blog for helping students score the best they can on The SAT and the ACT.
17.Parenting for College Blog This blog focuses on how parents can best help their students apply for college.
18.College Basics Blog College admissions tips and insider secrets about planning for college, applying for college, financial aid, admissions essays, college interviews, and much more.
19.JLV College Counseling Blog JLVCollegeCounseling.com is a free resource for prospective and current college students, as well as their parents and guardians. Jessica believes that college admission and financial aid information should be available to all students and families, no matter their financial circumstances.
20.College Confidential Blog Welcome to The World's Largest College Forum. College Confidential has a huge blog, including forums, school searches, and expert advice.
21.The Blog of Brennen Barnard Writer and high school college admissions director Brennan Barnard writes about all things college admissions, from mental health impacts to social equity.
22.College Express College Express has everything students need to find scholarships, research schools, and read about the college application process.
23.Perfect Score Project Blog The blog of a former publishing executive whose career spanned over two decades, Debbie Stier, who is the author of The Perfect Score Project: One Mom’s Journey to Uncover the Secrets of the SAT.
24.Going Merry Financial Aid Blog Going Merry has everything you need to know about finding financial aid for college, and her blog is full of inside tips on the FASFA, Scholarships, and more.

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Resources and Online COurses

  Get the Book: College Essay Essentials

Get the Book: College Essay Essentials

  Video Course: How to Write a Personal Statement

Video Course: How to Write a Personal Statement

  Video Course: How to Write Your College Application + Supplemental Essays

Video Course: How to Write Your College Application + Supplemental Essays

  Video Course: How to Answer the UC Application Prompts

Video Course: How to Answer the UC Application Prompts

  E-Book: The Complete Guide to the “Why Us” Essay

E-Book: The Complete Guide to the “Why Us” Essay