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The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

By Audrey MurrayOctober 30, 2014
If you’re like most people, sitting down to write your college essay is a great way to get some serious flossing done.... More  →
The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

College Application Pickup Lines!

By Andrew TavinMarch 26, 2014
You may be waiting to hear back from your college of choice, or taking the SATs or making college visits, but you... More  →
College Application Pickup Lines!

How to Approach a College Application Essay

By Anthony DeVitoMarch 24, 2014
Should I make it personal? What font should I use? Should it be hand written or an audio recording? Writing a college... More  →
How to Approach a College Application Essay

How to Get Over a College Rejection

By Brandon SpecktorMarch 10, 2014
Being rejected by a university feels a lot like being dumped, except your ex is the size of a small village, smells... More  →
How to Get Over a College Rejection

What We Learned From Writing College Admissions Papers

By Janet ManleyJanuary 21, 2014
For those of you tackling your college applications, we've rounded up some of our fav sploggers to find out what they wrote... More  →
What We Learned From Writing College Admissions Papers

The DOs and DON'Ts of Writing a College Admission Essay

By Jason SaenzDecember 12, 2013
If you're a senior, this winter break is the perfect time to write that college essay you've been putting off for weeks—to... More  →
The DOs and DON'Ts of Writing a College Admission Essay

Your Dream College Is Following You on Twitter...and They're Horrified

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 18, 2013
If you recently tweeted out a picture of yourself in the nude, high on Cheez Whiz, and punching a baby in the... More  →
Your Dream College Is Following You on Twitter...and They're Horrified

Would This Essay Get Us Into Columbia University?

By Lauren PassellApril 25, 2013
Getting into Columbia University is no picnic. How is it done? What’s the secret? Much of it, obviously, has to do with... More  →
Would This Essay Get Us Into Columbia University?

Surviving Senior Year: AGH! It's March!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiMarch 13, 2013
March snuck up on us like nobody's business, and now it's already mostly over. Okay, half over. But still, we can't believe... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: AGH! It's March!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Parents I'm Going Away for School?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 6, 2013
Hi Auntie, I'm a junior in an online high school. My folks are pretty cool most days, until we start talking about college,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Parents I'm Going Away for School?