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How to Prepare for An Admissions Interview

The most selective colleges place a particular emphasis on admissions interviews. How can you prepare? 1. Do Your Homework: Demonstrate how well you know the college. Research the web-site, including possible majors of interest, study abroad programs, and extracurricular activities. 2. Be Yourself: Authenticity is important. Allow your personality to shine. 3. Make it a […]

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How To Incorporate a College Major Into Your College Selection

A variety of factors should go into your college selection, but few are more important than those related to a possible college major. Exploring a major requires research which goes beyond a standard college web-site, but the rewards of doing so will extend to your college experience and your subsequent ability to find a good […]

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College Applications and Attendance Up As Value of College Degree Grows

College Applications and Attendance Up As Value of College Degree Grows Recently released findings from the National Association of College Admissions Counseling and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shed light on the state of American higher education and the continued value of a college degree. 1. College Applications Have Increased In 2010, 73 percent […]

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How to Get the Best College Recommendations

[This article discusses how to approach getting the best college recommendations] College recommendations are an important part of your college application package. Recommendations can set you apart from other applicants and provide the admissions committee with personalized insights. How should you approach them? 1. Read the Fine Print The number of letters required and the […]

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Ten Important College Admissions Trends

Here are Ten Important College Admissions Trends, for students applying to colleges: The most recent results from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling’s annual survey of what is transpiring in the world of college admissions follow. 1. College Enrollment Is Up As of 2009, 20.4 million students were enrolled in college, representing 70 percent […]

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Four College Admissions Myths and Reality

Conventional wisdom from friends and family on the college admissions process is often wrong. Four common college admissions myths and the truth follow. College Admission Myth One: It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go to College A common refrain from peers and sometimes parents is that education is basically the same everywhere and you will get […]

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How to prepare for your college admissions interview

College interviews are often an integral part of the application process at colleges with competitive admissions processes. College admissions interviews don’t have to be tough! Here’s some help for that all important admissions interview. Four ideas for a successful admissions interview follow. 1. Be an Interesting Interviewee by Getting Out of the Typical Teen-Age Comfort […]

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The Best Ways to Write a Strong College Admissions Essay

(Ten Recommendations for Writing a Strong College Admissions Essay) The prospect of writing multiple college admissions essays may appear to be overwhelming. It can be managed effectively, however, with organization and deliberation. Recommendations which will assist you in writing strong admissions essays follow. 1. At the Start of the Process, Make a Chart of Required […]

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The Best Tips for Choosing a College

Families are bombarded these days with fancy brochures, slick web-sites, and savvy college representatives singing the praises of their institutions. How do you separate hype from reality and focus on what is really important in a college education? Seven recommendations for choosing colleges the right way follow. 1. Avoid Official Campus Tours and Class-room Visits, […]

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How do the best colleges select applicants for admissions?

So, what are the standards for choosing students to gain admission? And how do the best colleges select applicants – what criteria is applied in the admissions process? There are different college application admissions systems, but elite national institutions generally use the following criteria: 1. Grades and Rigor of Course Work (Honors, Advanced Placement, and […]

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