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Why planning early for college leads to success

November 9, 2010, Posted In College Admissions
Stephen

The hype this time of year seems to center around high school seniors – and why wouldn’t it? Some seniors have already submitted their applications – and some have even heard back from colleges. Others wait… and wait… and wait… until mid-December, for early decision and early action responses, and others wait even longer, and […]

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Six tips for making the most of college fairs

November 9, 2010, Posted In College Admissions
Marc

As college fairs continue throughout the fall and into next spring, here are six tips from EqualApp’s admissions experts about making the most of them: • Get ready to talk! Admissions officers and college reps want to know about you – your year in school and which high school you attend, if you have visited […]

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Seven common essay mistakes to avoid

October 20, 2010, Posted In Application Essay
Stephen

When driving in your car (or riding a bus or taking a taxi), do you like red lights? Speed bumps? Traffic? Slow drivers in front of you? We don’t either. We’re not advocating road rage, but it isa much more pleasant journey from Point A to Point B when there are very few – or […]

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Four tips for approaching your activities list

October 12, 2010, Posted In Activities List
Stephen

College admissions is a holistic process – when evaluating your application, admissions officers consider many factors, such as GPA, standardized test scores, essays, recommendation letters and extracurricular activities. But which activities should you include? Maybe you’ve been involved in a variety of activities throughout your four years of high school. Whether you’ve been a JV […]

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Act now! Or don’t.

October 8, 2010, Posted In College Admissions
Stephen

It’s early October. Do you know when your applications are due? Around this time of year, there tends to be a lot of confusion about exactly when to apply to college. Early action, early decision, early decision 2, regular decision, rolling decision, early admission, single choice early action … Ugh! Stop the madness! Now, the […]

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