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4 Tips for Writing a Stellar Boston College Essay

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Essays

Ranked among the top 50 colleges nationwide, Boston College is an excellent choice for college, especially if you're hoping to attend a Jesuit institution. As part of the application process, you'll need to submit a Boston College essay. So what should you write about in your essay to raise your chances of getting admitted here?

In this guide, we closely analyze all Boston College essay prompts, providing you with our best tips and advice. We then take a look at real Boston College essay examples to give you an idea of what a successful Boston College essay can look like.

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How to Get Into Yale: 4 Expert Admissions Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 31, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Yale is one of the most competitive schools on the planet to get into. If you’re wondering how to make your application stand out from the crowd, you’re in the right place.

In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about how to get into Yale, including how hard it really is to get into Yale, what Yale is looking for in its students, what test scores and grades you need, and how to ace your Yale application essays.

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The 7 Things That Really Look Good on a College Application

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

What looks good on a college application? It’s the question nearly every high school student will ask at some point while applying to college. But is there a clear answer?

Fortunately, the answer is yes! Read on to learn what colleges look for in applicants, what looks really good on a college application, and what kinds of myths there are about good things to put on a college application.

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Transfer Student Requirements: What Do Universities Look For?

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Dec 25, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Being a transfer student has benefits, but it can be even harder to navigate than applying as a freshman straight out of high school. Transfer student requirements can be tricky to figure out, as many college application guides are written with freshmen in mind.

Despite the difficulty, being a transfer student is worth it. Whether you want to transfer because you’re ready to move from community college to a four-year university or because your school isn’t the right fit, this guide will help you learn what colleges look for in transfer students and how to make your application more appealing to colleges.

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4 Top Tips for the Common App Honors Section

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

When you’re applying to college, each part of your application counts. You want to maximize every opportunity to make yourself stand out from the thousands of other applicants vying for a spot at the school of your dreams.

One of the many places you can distinguish yourself is in the Common App Honors section. In this article, we’ll talk about what the Honors Common App section is and how to maximize it to show your best work.

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How to Get Into Princeton: 3 Expert Admissions Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Princeton is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world, admitting less than eight percent of students every year. In order to be one of them, you need to make sure that your application stands out from the other tens of thousands of applicants the admissions committee must review.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly how to get into Princeton, starting with how difficult it is to get in. Then, we’ll move into talking about the test scores, essays, and supplemental materials you’ll need to really make your application stand out.

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How to Get Into MIT: 5 Expert Admissions Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the best schools in the world. If you want to be one of the few students accepted into MIT every year, you’ll need to make sure your application is up to snuff.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly how to get into MIT, from the test scores you need to the tips and tricks that’ll help your application stand out.

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Who Is the Admission Committee? What Do They Look For?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

The admissions committee that decides whether or not you get into your dream school can often seem shrouded in mystery. Who, exactly, are these people? A group of soulless office workers who delight in stamping “Rejected” across applications? A team of well-trained robots who data-mine your application and input it into an algorithm?

While it may seem like the admissions committee process is secretive, that’s actually not the case. Admissions committees are made up of real, live humans whose sole job is to put together the best incoming class possible for their college or university.

Let’s learn a little more about college admissions committees.

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How to Get Into Cornell: 4 Expert Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a member of the Ivy League and one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Every year, Cornell accepts several thousand new students as members of its incoming freshmen class. If you’re hoping to be one of them, you’ll need to make sure that your application is up to snuff. In this article, we’ll teach you exactly how to get into Cornell and talk about Cornell admission statistics so you know how you measure up against other applicants.

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How to Get Into UC Berkeley: 4 Steps to a Stellar Application

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Wondering how to get into UC Berkeley? Getting accepted to Berkeley can be tough. How hard is it to get into Berkeley? In 2018, UC Berkeley received 85,615 applications, and it admitted 13,558 of those applicants, for an acceptance rate of 15.1%.

This makes UC Berkeley a “strongly competitive school”: it’s not quite as competitive as Ivy League schools, but you’ll need to have a strong application across the board in order to get accepted. In the rest of this guide, we’ll explain the UC Berkeley admissions requirements, when and how you should apply, exactly what Berkeley looks at when they review your application and how you can create the strongest application to maximize your chances of getting into Berkeley.

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College Interview Attire: What to Wear to Your Interview

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Dec 8, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

As if college applications aren't stressful enough, an interview with the admissions department can ramp anxiety up to eleven. Though an interview is a great way to make a lasting impression, it also introduces some new things to worry about in addition to your application, such as what you're supposed to wear. 

Like all parts of the college application process, you want to make a good impression, but also be yourself. Not everyone is a fashion maven, and there are additional barriers for students experiencing academic hardship.

If you have questions about what to wear to a college interview, you're in luck—we've got answers. From how to style yourself to how to afford business casual on a budget, this guide will help you look sharp and feel confident during your college interview.

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4 Tips for Writing Stellar Dartmouth Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, is one of the best universities in the world. A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has notable graduates, top-of-the-line programs, and a miniscule admissions rate.

If you want to be one of the 11% of students accepted to Dartmouth every year, you’ll need to write some amazing essays as part of your application’s Dartmouth supplement.

In this post, I’ll talk about what the Dartmouth essay prompts are, which essays you can choose to write, and how to craft standout responses that’ll help ensure your admission.

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How to Get Into West Point: 3 Key Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 4, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Located in West Point, NY, West Point is also known as the United States Military Academy.

West Point is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and is extremely competitive to get into. It also has an in-depth application process with some unique requirements that you won’t see at non-military colleges and universities.

In this article, we’ll cover exactly how to get into West Point, from the test scores you should aim for to the logistical requirements of your application.

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7 Steps to a Successful MIT Application

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Nov 30, 2018 12:30:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

In 2018, MIT admitted only 6.7% of students who applied to the school. With such a low admissions rate, it may seem like getting accepted is close to impossible, but we’re here to help!

In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know to complete the MIT application, including when every important MIT application deadline is, what exactly you need to submit with your application, what admissions officers are really looking for when they review your application, and how you can make each part of your MIT application stand out from the pack.

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How to Get Into Columbia: 3 Key Tips

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Nov 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Columbia University is a prestigious school, not just because of its low acceptance rate or high starting salary for graduates. It’s one of the oldest colleges in the US, and has had huge numbers of well-known graduates, including Founding Fathers, famous directors, and politicians.

Like any Ivy League, Columbia is a place for both education and networking, creating a solid foundation and social circle for your future career. But first, you have to know how to get into Columbia. And with a school and selective as Columbia, that’s going to be difficult—but not impossible. 

Follow this guide to get your college application in shape for a Columbia acceptance!

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