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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…

3 Extracurriculars To Help You Stand Out

3 Extracurriculars To Help You Stand Out

To stand out among the candidates applying to your target school, it's important that you have a good story to tell. Your GPA, re…

3 Tips for Choosing Extracurriculars in High School

3 Tips for Choosing Extracurriculars in High School

When applying to college, your high school grades and the rigor of your course load are essential. And if you want to stand out f…

After-School Jobs Vs. Extracurricular Activities on Your College Application

After-School Jobs Vs. Extracurricular Activities on Your College Application

I get to meet tons of college applicants at the talks I give on the college admissions process. Students with responsibilities ou…

Smart Admissions Tips for Student Athletes

Smart Admissions Tips for Student Athletes

Planning to play a sport in college? If you're a student athlete, finding the right school is still about best overall fit. Make …

5 Skills You Can Gain through Volunteering

5 Skills You Can Gain through Volunteering

A big concern for many students is how to show employers they have what it takes to persevere, succeed and deliver value when eve…

Did the Order of My Activities List Cause My College Rejection?

Did the Order of My Activities List Cause My College Rejection?

I was just denied from my first choice and I'm trying to piece together what happened. One thing that sticks out to me is that I …

Get the Most out of Your Extracurriculars With 4 Key Tips

Get the Most out of Your Extracurriculars With 4 Key Tips

Having a well-rounded college application starts long before senior year. As soon as freshman year of high school starts, you sho…

How to Find Your Best Fit Volunteer Opportunity During COVID

How to Find Your Best Fit Volunteer Opportunity During COVID

In the wake of the pandemic, many organizations have been required to suspend or limit the opportunities they would normally prov…

How Does a Student Do Standout Extracurriculars During a Pandemic?

How Does a Student Do Standout Extracurriculars During a Pandemic?

I am the mother of a high school junior. Many of her extracurriculars have been cut off, and I know everyone else is in the same …

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