While most students spend a lot of time pondering who to ask to write a letter of recommendation on their behalf, too many students put little to no thought into when to ask such a favor.
If you don’t communicate to colleges the depth and breadth of what you have accomplished outside of the classroom, admissions officers will never know how awesome you really are because your teachers and college counselor are not responsible for relaying your extracurricular prowess in their recommendation letters.
What do nearly all successful first draft college application essays have in common? Hint: it’s not their topic, structure, tone, or grammatical tense.
Many schools ask teachers to make IB predictions during the first weeks of a student’s senior year. Once the predictions are made students would be wise to avoid confronting their teachers about them.
Find out if you should self-report your weighted or unweighted GPA on your college application, including the Common Application. The importance of the answer may surprise you.
If you don’t get in, don’t flip out! While you can cry or shout in the moments and hours immediately following bad news, make sure you reengage with the college admissions process quickly in order to increase your chances of getting acceptance letters from colleges you have applied to (or will apply to) regular decision.
The most successful college applicants (the ones who get into America’s top colleges) demonstrate interest AND demonstrate addictions. Yes, you read that right. Watch the video to learn more.
When registering for standardized tests and filling out college and university applications be ready to provide your high school’s CEEB code, which helps your counselor and admissions officers.