John has done well in classes. He’s taken a rigorous curriculum to show colleges that he’s not afraid of academic challenges. He’s a well-rounded student who has demonstrated leadership and has had diverse experiences. But he didn’t do well (or as well as he had hoped) on his standardized tests. Sound familiar? Does that describe … Continue reading Ten great colleges that don’t require the SAT or ACT
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If you’re a rising senior, you have lots to think about this fall. One important part of the application that’s often overlooked by high school students is letters of recommendation. How many will you need? Whom should you ask and when? What should they say about you? For most private colleges and universities, you’ll likely … Continue reading Who should write your letters of recommendation?
The scores are in. How did you do? Scores (no pun intended) of students took the ACT in April and the SAT in May. (And thousands more sharpened their No. 2 pencils for the June exams.) Regardless of test date, you’ll get the results this summer and have to decide whether to retake the exam … Continue reading Should you retake the SAT or ACT?
For most families looking at colleges, there’s more to consider than just location, student population and majors offered. There’s the cost. Is college affordable? What is financial aid? And how can you get in on the act? Financial aid programs began in the mid-‘60s; today, financial aid is – for most – the only way … Continue reading Can you afford college? A primer on financial aid
Kristin Tate is a rising junior at Emerson College and an EqualApp intern. There is only one word to describe my tour of Emerson College last year: unforgettable. As I strolled around the quaint campus on the Boston Common, I felt inexplicably inspired and stimulated. I immediately knew I was at home; Emerson, the tight-knit … Continue reading Why I didn’t pick the right college