Application Process

Navigate the application process with tips on how to write your college essay, working with admissions officers, and more.

Haven’t Started Your College Applications? We’ve Got You Covered

College is too important a decision to take lightly. So, take a deep breath and follow this to do list.

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7 Good Questions to Ask During Your College Interview

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5 Ways Parents Can Power Through the College Application Process

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How to Balance Senior Year and College Applications

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8 Admissions Trends to Be Aware of When Applying to College

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How to Cover Your Application Fees

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Advice for Parents About College Admissions

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6 Last-Minute Things to Do Before You Submit Your Apps

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How to Communicate with Admissions Officers When You’re Applying to College

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How to Handle Your Child’s College Process When You’re Divorced

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7 Ways to Make Your College Application Essay Stand Out

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The Unique Challenges of Applying to College as a Refugee

Sarah Ramsey, a high school English teacher, sharing what makes a good essay topic

What Makes a Good College Essay Topic?

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Admissions Officers Share Their 5 Biggest Application Pet Peeves

Are Legacy Applicants Really More Likely to Get into a College?

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If You’ve Fallen Behind on Applications, Here’s How to Recover Now

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Applied to College

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College Enrollment Is Dropping. What Does That Mean as You Apply to College?

5 Tips to Master the College Application Essay

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6 Types of Essays College Admissions Officers Are Tired of Reading

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How to Start Your College Application

The Best Apps for College Application Time Management

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Personal College Essay: My Summer Working Retail at the Mall

Sarah Ramsey, a high school English teacher, sharing tips to help students get started on college essays

Getting Started on Your College Essays

Sarah Ramsey, a high school English teacher, sharing tips on how to proofread and revise college essays

How to Revise and Proofread Your College Essay

8 Tips for Applying to College

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6 Ways to Improve Your SAT Score That Aren’t Studying

How to Write Admission Essays That Get You Noticed and Get You In

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3 Tips for Using Extracurriculars to Make Up for Low Test Scores

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5 Questions Admissions Officers Want Applicants to Ask

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Where To Draw The Line In Your Child’s College Application Process

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How to Get Over Writer’s Block

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Who to Ask for Letters of Recommendation