How to Know When to Work With an Independent College Counselor

How to Know When to Work With an Independent College Counselor

An independent college counselor (also called a college or admissions mentor) is someone who works outside of the school system to assist students with completing college applications. In theory, a student’s high school counselor should be able to provide all of the tools and information necessary to guide a student’s journey toward college acceptance, but we recognize that this isn’t always the case.

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How to Write An Amazing Resume

How to Write An Amazing Resume

The idea of writing a high school resume can be daunting to some students. After all, aren’t resumes for adults? With jobs and skills and all that? While it may seem strange to write out all of your experiences into the resume format, you’ll find that it’s necessary not only when applying to college, but when applying to things like jobs or internships. Read our tips below for how to write a head turning high school resume: 

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2019 - 2020 Common App Essay Prompts

2019 - 2020 Common App Essay Prompts

The Common App is short for “Common Application” and is a method that allows students to submit one application to several schools simultaneously. Students are able to choose from several distinct essay prompts and craft their personal statements. The prompts for application season 2019 - 2020 have been updated and are listed below:

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How to Avoid Application Burnout

How to Avoid Application Burnout

Application Burnout can be a very real phenomenon for students approaching the end of a long application season. As if getting through end of year final exams wasn’t enough of a challenge, seniors now find themselves struggling to put the final finishing touches on applicationsediting resumes, finalizing short answer responses, revising essays, and putting on the last few polishes. The process is long and tough but absolutely worth it. Take a look at our tips for how to finish strong and avoid application burnout.

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When to Apply to College, EA or ED?

When to Apply to College, EA or ED?

When first starting the college application process, one of the most important things to establish is your application timeline. You’ll first want to assess any looming deadlines and then work backwards to determine how much time you’ll need to complete your application. Consider things like: Registering for tests, studying, gathering teacher recommendations, and of course, writing and perfecting your essays.

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