The aspect of a college application that lies most outside an applicant’s control is the recommendation. How can recommendation writers…

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When a highly selective school receives ten or more times as many applications as available seats, the applicant pool seems…

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When you hear “resume,” you probably think (perhaps with a shudder) of applying for a job. But since a document…

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The premise of holistic admissions suggests that admissions officers consider the whole applicant. But how can intangibles like character or…

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While a college admissions process depends on a myriad of large and small moving parts, the great challenge in applying…

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The only thing tougher than filling out the perfect college application is being willing to submit it. How can applicants…

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Despite their role as essential components of college applications, letters of recommendation–specifically how to elicit great ones–receive far too little…

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While qualifying for admission to a competitive college or university requires endless hours of study and commitment, applying to such…

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The college essay provides teens their single best chance to speak from the heart and share something significant that does…

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