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College Application Essay DO’s: Part 1

Tuesday, June 28, 2016  Read More

Application Essays: For Openers (Part I)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Outstanding College Counseling Services for Private School Students

Monday, September 21, 2015

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A Half-Dozen Ways to Find Your Application Essay Voice

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Summer – and Your Future!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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COMMON APP: Essays and More Essays

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For the 2014-2015 Common Application, more than half of the 551 member colleges have additional essay requirements. Colleges have the option to insert additional essay questions in either or both the Writing Supplement and the Questions Page. And since every college has a Questions Page, the presence of that page isn’t necessarily indicative of additional required essays. From confusion to chaos: the Common App Dashboard, where you track your overall application progress, indicates the presence of a college’s Writing Supplement, but not if the college has additional essays on its Questions Page.  Read More

The Latest Common App Essay Prompts (2013-14)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Yes, the Common Application essays are a big thing. Think about it for a second: you’re applying to a particular school in just the same way that another ten, twenty, or thirty thousand other students are applying. Your dossier comprises statistics or all sorts, lists of activities, maybe awards. And the GPA. How can admissions wade its way through all the stats while getting no inkling of exactly what sort of person you are—beyond classes and test scores and volunteer hours? One answer is ––––– trumpets, please: the personal essay.  Read More

College Application Season is Quickly Approaching: Things you should know!

Friday, April 22, 2011

College Application Season is Quickly Approaching: Things you should know! Read More