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Check out the Essay of a Student Who Was Accepted Early Decision at NYU

Check out the Essay of a Student Who Was Accepted Early Decision at NYU

As part of College Confidential's essay series, we're sharing personal essays from students who have already been accepted to col…

The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter

The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter

Good news for anyone deferred Early Decision/Early Action: It turns out that Harvard gets enough applicants with perfect GPAs to …

3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft

3 Easy Steps for Improving your Admissions Essay Draft


You've gone and got yourself a pumpkin. It wasn't easy, but you did it. Now if only you could wave a magic wand to turn it into a…

COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season

COVID had a Big Impact on Early College Applications: What It Means for Next Year’s Application Season

Well, that was awful. 2020 decided to end on-theme with a huge increase in rejections for early applicants.

Here's the chain of ev…

Is Your College Essay The Right Place to Mention Low Test Scores?

Is Your College Essay The Right Place to Mention Low Test Scores?

It always seems like there's never enough time. On top of all your homework, extracurriculars and social time, the deadlines for …

Should You Consider Working With an Independent College Counselor?

Should You Consider Working With an Independent College Counselor?

Your school counselor is there every year you're in high school, but many students don't start relying on them until their junior…

Crafting an Unforgettable College Essay

Crafting an Unforgettable College Essay

Most selective colleges require you to submit an essay or personal statement as part of your application.

It may sound like a chor…

College Application Essays Vs. High School Essays

College Application Essays Vs. High School Essays


High school typically does a great job preparing you for college. But when it comes to applying to college, there's one thing tha…

3 Ways Juniors Can Prep for College Over Spring Break

3 Ways Juniors Can Prep for College Over Spring Break

Many students find junior year of high school to be their busiest. Perhaps it's because they're preparing for more standardized t…

Beyond Grades and GPA: What Are Colleges Looking for?

Beyond Grades and GPA: What Are Colleges Looking for?

While your grades, class rank and test scores are important, they aren't the full picture of who you are. College admissions offi…

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