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5 Tips for Writing a Standout Personal Statement

By Emma GordonMay 12, 2017
Ah, the personal statement—or as we like to call it, "the 500-word essay upon which your future happiness rests, in which you... More  →
5 Tips for Writing a Standout Personal Statement

The Top 25 Worst College Essay Topics

By Jon_SkindzierApril 17, 2017
If getting into college is like applying for a job, and your grades are like your resume, then your college essay is... More  →
The Top 25 Worst College Essay Topics

Nine Phrases You Should Never Use In a College Essay

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 19, 2017
Little things count for a lot in your college essay. You only get about 500 words to knock the socks off an... More  →
Nine Phrases You Should Never Use In a College Essay

What Club Should You Start?

By Kelly HoffmacherSeptember 7, 2016
Fall is here. You’ve always wanted to take initiative and bring your school what it’s lacking—extra-curricular-ly speaking. But which activity void are... More  →
What Club Should You Start?

How to Write a Personal Statement

By Kelly HoffmacherApril 26, 2016
Writing a personal statement is undoubtedly the worst part of filling out an application for—anything. I absolutely hate writing them and no... More  →
How to Write a Personal Statement

Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Know What I Want to Do with My Life!

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 10, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm 16 years old and a junior in high school, and yet I still don't know what I want... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Know What I Want to Do with My Life!

Where You Go to College Doesn't Matter

By Emma W.March 8, 2016
I write this piece with no small amount of trepidation, because I write from a place of great privilege. I went to... More  →
Where You Go to College Doesn't Matter

5 Perfectly Reasonable Reactions To A College Rejection

By Brit McGinnisFebruary 3, 2016
You've applied to your flavorite colleges and universities, and now you're starting to hear back. The first letter arrives, you tear it... More  →
5 Perfectly Reasonable Reactions To A College Rejection

How to CHILL When You're Stressed About College Apps

By Emma W.November 19, 2015
I got my wisdom teeth out in early December during my senior of high school, i.e. immediately before college app crunch time.... More  →
How to CHILL When You're Stressed About College Apps