• 5 Important Tips for Successful Admission Interviews

    5 Important Tips for Successful Admission Interviews

    Arrive prepared –  Be on time for your interview and dress nicely.  A suit and tie is not necessary but iron your shirt, brush your hair, and definitely brush your teeth. 🙂  If your interviewer asked you to prepare any information for the interview beforehand, be sure to have it ready for them either typed or neatly handwritten.  Formulate… Read more

  • The Curse of Being a Highly Selective College

    Getting into America’s top colleges is extremely hard, but making sense of how it’s decided who gets in is arguably even harder. By and large, colleges—especially the most selective ones—are allowed to keep their methods to themselves. Terry Hartle, of the American Council on Education, the leading group representing colleges and universities,… Read more

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew as a College Freshman

    Take Small Classes when Offered – Many freshman courses offered will be larger lecture classes, but when there’s an opportunity, take smaller classes or a seminar with 8-10 students.  Smaller classes allow you to connect with your peers on a deeper level, gain a profound insight into the subject matter, and form genuine relationships… Read more

  • Legacy and Donations…Do They Make a Difference In the College Application Process?

    Legacy and Donations…Do They Make a Difference In the College Application Process?

    Before applying to college, when I heard the term “legacy” I assumed it referred to an inheritance or an asset that a person leaves in their will.  Only when my own college application process was underway did I start hearing things at my high school like “He’s a double legacy.  His dad and his granddad Read more