Tag Archives: College Search

Application Essay Composition Guide: Part III

(In order to keep things bite-sized, this application essay composition guide will be in three parts! This is part three.) After you have gained an understanding of the function of the application essay (see part I) and considered how you should or shouldn’t approach the prompt and topic selection (see part II), you are ready […]

Application Essay Composition Guide: Part I

(In order to keep things bite-sized, this application essay composition guide will be in three parts! This is part one.) Firstly, let us indulge in some debunking. There are couple of common misconceptions about the purpose of the college application essay: some students believe the essay is meant to be a complete biography while others […]

Applications Done, Now What?

It is February: you’ve taken the standardized tests, you’ve written the essays, you’ve triple-checked your common application information, and now it is out of your hands. Unless you applied early decision, you are probably waiting for acceptance letters or some word from your college choices. First of all, congratulations on finishing the applications, that is […]

Applying for Scholarships

‘Tis the season for scholarship applications! No, that isn’t something to get terribly excited about… As someone who hates competition, competing for money with other students has never been one of my favorite things to do, but it is, nonetheless, a great way to pay for college! Scholarships range from less than a hundred dollars […]

Planning College Visits

Before you choose a college, you need to visit it! Planning a college visit is as simple as can be, and often quite a bit of fun too. What do you need to do to prepare for a smooth and educational turn about campus? Here are a few things to consider. Register for a Visit […]

College Application Timeline

Juniors and seniors, are you on track with this College Application Timeline from the College Board? Make a New Year’s resolution to get into the perfect school by being a proactive applicant.  

Infographic of the Week #6

Extra-curriculars are the greatest, here is an infographic to tell you just a few reasons why.

Infographic of the Week #5

‘Tis the season for…FAFSA (sorry for the let down). Here is an infographic to help you through the process.  

Infographic of the Week #4

College Applications, they are due now, like right now. This infographic is here to save the day.

What Are the Odds? Know Your Probability of Acceptance

I recently found this fine bit of advice on the William and Mary English Department’s site: My correspondent Michael Blum advises: “Decide where you want to apply. If you can, visit campuses and talk to students already in the programs you are thinking about. Then pick four schools you have about a 30% chance of […]