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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

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

College Applications: Tricks to Stay Within the Word Limit

By Valerie BurnDecember 19, 2012
Word limits! They are the worst. Here, user dreberad struggles too make her essay 500 words. Fortunately, we have some... More  →
College Applications: Tricks to Stay Within the Word Limit

College Essay: During Chemistry Class

By Lauren PassellDecember 12, 2012
Prompt: Describe one attribute of your personality that you are proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? This could... More  →
College Essay: During Chemistry Class

College Essays: The Recital

By Lauren PassellDecember 4, 2012
Our Sparkler's essay: I wipe my clammy hands on my skirt as I listen to the last notes of the Rondo alla turca by... More  →
College Essays: The Recital

College Essay: Painting the House, and Growing Up Fast

By Lauren PassellDecember 3, 2012
The Essay: Pressed against the house, I felt it bringing me closer. The sun beat across my back as I painted on my... More  →
College Essay: Painting the House, and Growing Up Fast

College Applications: The Trusty 5-Paragraph Essay

By Valerie BurnDecember 3, 2012
This prompt is a pretty typical one: describe a significant experience. Basically, the school wants to know a little more about you,... More  →
College Applications: The Trusty 5-Paragraph Essay