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10 Things to do the Summer before College

First of all, congratulations, Class of 2018! It’s finally over, and soon you’ll get to do it all over again. Let’s get right to it with 10 things you can do the summer before college starts. Get a job and learn about finances I recommend getting a part-time job so that you’ll have spending money ...

Summer Break: When should I Start my College Essays?

The academic year is drawing to a close, and three beautiful months of summer break are about to begin. Aside from catching up on some much needed rest, TV shows, and hanging out with friends and family, rising seniors have a particularly important task. Preparing for college applications. Every year, the Common Application opens August ...

Conquering Supplementary Essays for the Common App

Conquering Supplement Essays on Your College Applications Supplement essays allow you to personalize your responses to individual colleges and universities in greater detail than elsewhere on your Common Application. When writing these specialized responses, keep the following tips in mind: Highlight your personal interest in the school. What academic or extracurricular activities draw you to ...

Visiting Colleges: What to Do and How to Plan your Trip!

With summer coming up and great weather, it's a prime time to visit colleges if you haven't yet! Keep in mind that colleges may have a different feel during the year while students are there, but visiting them during the summer is your best shot at fitting multiple visits in. Thinking about the college process ...