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Your College App Essay is Probably a C+

Applying to college? The single most important part of your application is your essays. Yet, your essay is probably a C-plus. reviews thousands of college application essays each year and...

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Best Common App Essay Prompt

The Best Common App Essay Prompt

Thank goodness for the Common App. You only need to write one essay to apply to every school. Then again, everyone else only needs to write one essay to apply...

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Differentiate Your College Application

There are only four ways to differentiate yourself from the other applicants: your résumé, essays, recommendations, and interview (if the school has one). What difference do grades and test scores...

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Myth of the well rounded college applicant

The Myth of the Well-Rounded Applicant

“Colleges want well-rounded students.”  This fatal myth leads college applicants to rejection every year. While this misconception makes intuitive sense, the truth is that admissions officers are trying to put together...

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What Do Colleges Actually Look For?

These are the three things colleges actually look for in your application: Ever read a college’s post about what they look for in applicants? It’s all fluff. It’s hard to distill...

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