Handling Denials – How Parents Can Help – Denials are inevitable in an atmosphere of increasingly selective admissions, so how can parents help ease the pain when their child is not chosen, for many reasons relating to the
Considering a Gap Year – With the advent of effective vaccines and with colleges beginning to announce on campus programs for the fall of 2021, should you still consider a gap year? Here are some things to think
Making Sense of College Rankings – For many students and parents, one of their many early college research options is to go directly to those famous lists of college rankings. Tread carefully here; rankings may not tell you what
Interviewing Tips – Colleges want you to like them, even if they don’t accept you. This means that the interview is not a test. Read this for tips to shine at your college interview.
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Taking a Deep Dive into a College Website – In the age of COVID, everything about college research has changed and teens must focus their efforts on online resources, the college website being the primary focus of that research.
How Will Colleges Make Decisions This Year? – With so many colleges going test optional/test blind, an important metric for admission decisions will be unavailable. How do colleges plan to distinguish between similarly-looking students from different parts of
Making the Most of Virtual Learning – Assuming that your fall semester will be either 100% online or a hybrid form of online and in-person classes, how can you make the very best of this new way of learning?
Overused Essay Topics – Many applicants do themselves a disservice by taking on topics that don’t resonate well with the admission readers, thus giving a false or incorrect impression of the writer. Learn which topics to avoid.
Choosing a Gap Year – With the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of colleges in the fall of 2020, a greater number of students than usual are contemplating taking a gap year. Read here about the pros and cons of
What to Do When Campus Visits Are Out – With campuses closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and with students sent home to complete the semester online, high school juniors and seniors need to go to their back-up