As high school students look for ways to differentiate themselves in the college admissions process, many overlook community service as a means to do so. Volunteering is a great way for you to give back; it’s also one way that you can help to improve your chances of getting into college. Volunteering is important because … Continue reading How important is community service in your application?
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College midterms have, thankfully, come and gone for the most part. For the last week, life here at BU has been kind of hectic. I’ve had presentations, group project meetings, a midterm essay, a ten-source annotated bibliography, a research proposal – and all my other usual classwork. There wasn’t much time to eat or sleep, … Continue reading How staying organized can help you get into college
The National Association for College Admission Counseling(NACAC) has published its annual “State of College Admission.” This report provides a snapshot of the college admissions landscape – as well as trends to be on the lookout for. Here are the highlights: The number of high school graduates has peaked. An estimated 3.28 million students graduated in … Continue reading Five trends in college admissions you need to know
One of the things that I considered when evaluating colleges was their proximity to my hometown. In doing so, I spent a lot of time worrying that if I stayed close to home, I was going to be too near my parents, never get to “spread my wings” and all that sort of stuff. Looking … Continue reading Priorities when picking colleges
The college essay! What should you write about? More importantly, what should you not write about? Did you just break up with someone you were dating? Colleges don’t want to know about it. Are you a waiter who spit in a rude customer’s food? First, that’s gross. Second, there’s no need to tell colleges about … Continue reading College essay topics: What (not) to write about