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5 Things to Know When You're Applying to an Ivy League School

By Titus WillisJune 16, 2017
When I applied to Princeton and Columbia, I wasn't sure whether or not I would make the cut (since there was no... More  →
5 Things to Know When You're Applying to an Ivy League School

How to Get Great Recommendation Letters for Your College Application

By Titus WillisJune 1, 2017
If you're like most high schoolers, it's entirely plausible that your greatest career accomplishment so far is something along the lines of, "I... More  →
How to Get Great Recommendation Letters for Your College Application

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!