This year the Common Application is providing students with a dedicated space to discuss their experience and time spent throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. The prompt reads: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those impacts. Colleges care about … Continue reading How to write the COVID-19 Common App essay
This time of year usually finds high school students on college campuses across the country learning what they do and don’t like in a university. The college search process looks very different this year, but that doesn’t have to stop students from conducting useful research. A good starting point is learning the different types of … Continue reading What is a Liberal Arts College?
The summer is an excellent time to begin your scholarship search. You can find money for college from a variety of sources. While many colleges award merit scholarships, you’ll want to be sure to investigate what sort of merit scholarships are available from each institution. Also, check out the net price calculator at each school … Continue reading How to get a scholarship to college
Families often ask us what the correct extracurricular strategy or path is for their student. However, the best route for one student may look very different from another student. The reality is there isn’t one way to create a unique profile. In fact the very idea of a singular path to a distinctive extracurricular experience … Continue reading Creating an extracurricular strategy
I regularly get questions from families asking “what should my daughter/son do to stand out in the admission process?” While I’d love to give an answer like “75 hours of community service, become captain of a team and vice president of your class,” admissions just doesn’t work like that. Instead, when working with students, I … Continue reading How to stand out on your college applications