College rankings are not all that they’re cracked up to be. In fact, most undergraduate rankings are based on criteria that won’t directly affect you or your experience while in college.
By President Seamus Carey – In her recent column, DuPont Manual High School student Allison Tu provides valuable insight into the challenges many students face as they prepare to apply for college. She clearly relays the cultural biases frequently reflected in students’ ACT scores. It is no surprise that students who can afford to take…
On behalf of application readers everywhere, we can assure you that there is not one magic formula or a perfect essay. But, we do have some tips that will get you going in the right direction.
What’s more exciting in the life of admissions than the holidays, our birthdays, and perhaps even (dare I say it) Rafinesque Week? The Early Action Deadline!
“It’s not you, it’s me.” Typically used in an awkward break-up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, this phrase can also work on breaking up with a college.
EA, ED, FAFSA, FERPA….With dozens of acronyms, abbreviations, and definitions needed to make a successful transition from high school, today’s admissions process can be very overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide to help make your transition a little easier.
One of the most telling aspects of any student’s application outside of the essay is the page devoted to extracurricular activities and community service.
“Miss Morgan, what do you see yourself offering to Transylvania?”
“What are you involved in in your high school?”
“Well, Miss Morgan, what do you do in your free time and why?”
So. Many. Questions.