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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

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

The Geeky Things You Should (and Shouldn't) Include on Your College App

By Andrew TavinSeptember 21, 2015
If you're starting your senior year of high school, you may already be freaking out about your college applications. Actually, even if... More  →
The Geeky Things You Should (and Shouldn't) Include on Your College App

What to Do if You Maybe Kind of Haven't Even Started Looking Into Colleges Yet...

By Andrew TavinNovember 17, 2014
Some people are extremely organized type-A sorts and want to get everything done as quickly and efficiently as possible without procrastination. This... More  →
What to Do if You Maybe Kind of Haven't Even Started Looking Into Colleges Yet...

Everything We WISH We Could Write in Our College Applications

By Andrew TavinNovember 13, 2014
Right now, you're probably several hours into trying to figure out how to make your performance as the first ever female Peter... More  →
Everything We WISH We Could Write in Our College Applications

Nail That College Application Essay Using Only Your Brain Nugget and a Superhero Narrative

By Sean McCarthyNovember 6, 2014

You have locked yourself away in the attic for four long days, and all you have to show for it is

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Nail That College Application Essay Using Only Your Brain Nugget and a Superhero Narrative