College Admissions Officers are looking for students with a unique gift – someone who is dedicated to their chosen field. By culling the best students with unique gifts, they seek to create a very diverse campus. Your student needs to be one of those unique students admissions officers are looking for. It can be a computational biologist, a political activist or a professional artist. But your student must stand out in a powerful way.

The articles below will help you understand what a theme is and how to construct one. You will also find a plethora of helpful tips on the application process and how to make your student’s application shine.

The Importance of a College Application Strategy

The Importance of a College Application Strategy

College Applications Strategy: Why It is Important to Have One The first thing that needs to be discussed before starting the college applications process is strategy. Much of what goes into the hard choices college admissions officers have to make—such as whether...

The 8 Biggest Myths about Ivy League Admissions

The 8 Biggest Myths about Ivy League Admissions

The 8 Biggest Myths about Ivy League Admissions (for Rising Seniors) Applying for college can be a complicated task. Students and parents alike may find themselves bombarded with conflicting information while wondering what to do. Truthfully,...

What if I don’t get into my early decision school?

What if I don’t get into my early decision school?

“What if I don’t get into my early decision school?” As students prepare to choose their early decision schools, they may feel a sense of panic. After all, if they don’t get into their early action, then their college dreams are crushed, right? Wrong! Although about...

Why Time is Running out on Your College Applications

Why Time is Running out on Your College Applications

It’s the middle of a cold, dead winter, and many people are looking forward to warmer, better days. The winter months sap our motivation, and the summer represents the perfect time in the future for you to finally start studying for SATs, writing college application...

“I got rejected from early admissions!”

“I got rejected from early admissions!”

“I got rejected from early admissions! I’m doomed!” This is a common refrain we hear during this time of the year. Although about half our students get into their early app schools, the other half who are deferred or rejected are left confused, bewildered, shocked,...

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