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Category: College Admissions

Nadyja Von Ebers

The 2018-19 Common App Essay: How to Write a Great Essay That Will Get You Accepted

One of the steps in the college application process is completing the Common App essay. While it may sound intimidating, the Common Application essay is easy to ace if you know how to approach it. We’ll break down what the essay is, how to write one, share Common App essay examples, and more!

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Molly Kiefer

NYU SAT and ACT Scores: What You Need to Get In

Everything you need to know about current NYU SAT scores (and ACT scores too!) plus advice on how to get your own scores where you want them.

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Guest Author

College Essay Myth #4: There is a “Right” Way to Write a College Essay!

When it comes to the college application essay, there is a lot of misinformation out there that will take you off track. This could prevent you from dazzling admissions with your topic and impressing them with a great story. Your job is to separate the myths from the facts, and be careful of where you […]

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5 Tips to Building a Better College Application

Creating the best possible college application is one of the most important things you will ever do – after all, your future depends on it. If your application is not solid, you may not get into the university of your choice. Rather than take any chances, take our advice: here are five ways you can […]

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Living with a Roommate Can Save Students $15,000 in Total Cost of College Attendance

This post originally appeared on the StudySoup blog. One dilemma that nearly every college student will face is whether or not to live with a roommate. Let’s face it, there are quite a few benefits to living alone. It means more privacy, more control over personal space, and the ability to avoid the experience of […]

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College Essay Myth #3: Colleges Can’t Tell If Someone Helps Too Much on the Essay!

Rising seniors, we’re back with Myth No. 3. We’ve explained that the topic does not need to be impressive, and that the essay should not sound like your favorite writer or college professor. What’s left? Here’s No. 3: Myth 3: Admissions officers will never know if a parent, tutor, teacher or college coach has “helped” […]

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Linda Abraham

First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

Writing the first draft of your personal statement is probably the hardest part of the whole application process. Here’s how to let yourself go.

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College Essay Myth #2: Your College Essay Must Sound Professional

Rising seniors, you worried that your essay won’t be good? Don’t fret. As I told you in the last blog, you don’t need an impressive topic to impress admissions officers. Here’s another tip: Myth 2: Your college entrance essay should sound sophisticated, like Hemingway or a college professor. If your essay does not sound like you, […]

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Overcome Weaknesses in Your College Application

Even if you were captain of the swim team, a member of the school chorus, and an Honor Roll student, it’s pretty likely that there’s something in your academic background that you consider a weakness. Here’s how you can overcome those weaknesses and position yourself for success in the college application process. Start Your Planning […]

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College Essay Myth #1: Your Topic Must Be Impressive

Thinking about the best college essay topic? How will you know what to write? How can you tell if it is good?

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