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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

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