College Admission Essay Strategies

Although the entire college selection and application process is stressful for most students (and parents!), the admissions essays often prove to be the most overwhelming part of the process. While most of the application requires filling in blanks and boxes with short, straightforward, and easy-to-answer responses, the essay demands extended writing, reflection, and thought, with…

The Common Application Essay for 2016-2017: What’s New

  Good news for future college applicants: The Common Application now allows completed 2015-2016 application information to roll over to the 2016-2017 application, including the essay. Students can also familiarize themselves with the application from 9th grade forward, making the process more user-friendly and less intimidating and stressful by the time senior year “crunch time”…

The Common Application Essay Changes and Admission Essay Tips

With the onset of fall and back-to-school comes the start of the stressful college admissions process for incoming high school seniors. However, the process can become much less stressful when you know what to expect and are in control. Rather than letting the application essay and other written responses worry you, think of them as…

College Admission Essays: Ease the Anxiety with These Pointers

Perhaps the most stressful part of the nerve-racking college admissions process proves to be the college application essay. Once students due diligent research on universities and decide upon their top school choices, most of the admissions process simply involves gathering paperwork and filling in blanks. Although these tasks may be time consuming, they are clearly…

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