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Real Talk: I Didn't Get Into Any Colleges I Wanted To Go To

By Kurt HarrogateApril 18, 2016
Now that I'm in grad school, I usually try and block out the overwhelming stress that was senior year of high school: prom,... More  →
Real Talk: I Didn't Get Into Any Colleges I Wanted To Go To

How to Write a Creative College Essay That Stands Out

By Amelia BienstockJanuary 8, 2016
You might have a "great" admissions essay about the time you volunteered in Haiti for five days stuffed in your cannon, ready... More  →
How to Write a Creative College Essay That Stands Out

25 Questions We Hope College Interviewers NEVER Ask

By Andrew TavinOctober 21, 2015
Once you've filled out all your college applications, it sure would be nice to just plop down on the nearest recliner, brush... More  →
25 Questions We Hope College Interviewers NEVER Ask

DOs and DON'Ts for When Your Friend Gets Into Their Dream College and You Don't

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 28, 2015
It's that time of year: colleges are sending out offers, and for some of us out there it means watching as our... More  →
DOs and DON'Ts for When Your Friend Gets Into Their Dream College and You Don't

Surviving Senior Year: April!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 8, 2013
Guys, it's April. You know what that means? YOUR SENIOR YEAR IS ALMOST OVER. You know what else it means? You have... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: April!

Will "Being Yourself" Get You Into College?

By Lauren PassellApril 3, 2013
On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed from Suzy Lee Weiss, a high school senior who was not... More  →
Will "Being Yourself" Get You Into College?

Applying for College Just Got Worse: Admissions Officer Mocks Essays Online

By reidfaylorMarch 1, 2013
It’s already difficult enough applying to college—writing essays, taking standardized tests, touring campuses, and requesting scholarships. But a University of Pennsylvania admissions... More  →
Applying for College Just Got Worse: Admissions Officer Mocks Essays Online

10 Signs That a College is Perfect For You

By ShivaniDecember 20, 2012
For some people, college acceptance and rejection letters are already starting to arrive. For others, there are still applications to fill out,... More  →
10 Signs That a College is Perfect For You

College Essays: The World I Came From

By Lauren PassellDecember 20, 2012
The Prompt: Describe the world you come from, for example, family, friends, school, city, etc., and describe how that has shaped your dreams... More  →
College Essays: The World I Came From