How Much Do Extracurriculars Really Factor into a Student’s College Application?

Today’s article was submitted by Erica Cirino. A college application is composed of several parts: a student’s grades, test scores, essay or writing sample, letters of recommendation, and of course, list of extracurricular activities. It’s well known that academics matter most in terms of college acceptance. Yet, high school students often hear over and over again…

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How Do Graduate Admissions Differ from Undergraduate Admissions?

Today’s article was submitted by Brian Witte. After completing your bachelor’s degree, you may debate whether or not to continue on to graduate school. Before you commit to an advanced degree, it is important to recognize that some graduate programs are markedly different from undergraduate college, in terms of both expectations and admissions. Did you know,…

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Top 5 Common Application Mistakes

The story of your life is fixed: GPA, awards, activities, classes. You are applying for college. Did you differentiate yourself from the pack? Will your profile get you into your dream school? Acceptance rates are at an all-time low; Harvard accepted just 5.3% last year. Everyone applying has a great story and a great profile….

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Still Unsure About Your College at Midterms? Know This About Transferring

Today’s article was submitted by David White. Making the decision to go to college—or, more specifically, where to go to college—is a major milestone for traditional and nontraditional students alike. College is a privilege, something for which a person should be grateful and apply themselves vigorously. Indeed, these things are true; however, such emphasis on commitment…

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Will You Graduate on Time? A Comprehensive Guide to Find Out

Today’s article was submitted by David White. You’ve successfully navigated through four years of assignments, classes, extracurricular activities, and possibly even sports, all culminating in your graduation from high school. This is a big achievement and absolutely something of which you should be proud. Nevertheless, it would be wise to avoid assuming that your college experience…

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