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Category: Guest Post

Frances Wong

College Interview Preparation Tips

College applications are in, but the application process isn’t entirely over. Applicants have the opportunity to interview with college alumni as part of the application, but it isn’t required. Most the time, it is dependent on location and availability, so make sure you’re regularly checking your email!   Here are some preparation tips if you […]

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Eric Allen

College Is Expensive – Get The Support You Need!

This post was written by our friends at Admit.Me.   You did the hard part, right? You struggled through those essays, interviews, and standardized tests. Then you refreshed your email several thousand times, trying to get an update on your acceptance status with your favorite school. But—as for financing your dream with financial aid—this is […]

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Guest Author

5 Ways to Study While Working Full-Time

This post was written by our friends at Preply. Are you about to become an employee but don’t yet have a degree? It’s a challenge — not to mention daunting if you haven’t even started college yet — but you can succeed. A Georgetown University’s study found that over 25 percent of students combined full-time […]

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Guest Author

5 Tips to Staying on Track with College Applications

College Application season is slowly coming to a close. The first big push for applications happens in November for early deadlines. This momentum carries applicants through University of California November 30th deadlines and Regular Decision deadlines at the beginning of January. But what about schools with later deadlines? It is difficult to remain focused when […]

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Guest Author

The Ultimate Guide to College Interviews

By Jessica Tomer, Editor-in-Chief, CollegeXpress The admission interview is about getting to know you as a person, not just a collection of test scores and extracurricular activities. Of course, that sounds nice, but it doesn’t make interviews less nerve-wracking. As if applying for college wasn’t stressful enough, you’re supposed to sit down with a stranger […]

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Kim Lifton

5 Simple Tips to Help High School Juniors Prep for the College Essay

At its core, the college application essay is all about reflection. It’s as much a thinking task as a writing task.   At Wow, we have many tools to help any college-bound student reflect to get ready for the essay. This time of year, we suggest that high school juniors (sophomores and freshmen can do […]

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Guest Author

16 Tips for Choosing the Right Admission Essay Topic

The application essay is your chance to show admission folks who you are, what you care about, and what you want out of college and life… No pressure. Ahem. Luckily, it’s not as hard as it seems to write a great application essay. After all, you’re telling your story—and no one knows you better than […]

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Frances Wong

How to Tackle the “Why Us” School-Specific Essay (with Examples!)

Of all the supplemental college essays out there, the “Why Us?” essay is the most difficult to master, especially when you have to write one for each school on your college list. So, how do you convince admissions officers at each college you belong there, while staying true to yourself?   With AdmitSee’s database of […]

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Frances Wong

Favorite (Unexpected) College Classes to Look Forward to

If you think college is just one boring lecture after another, think again. Unlike the curriculum high school offers, college has a much more flexible and broader set of courses you can take. More importantly, these are courses you can choose on your own and put together based on your own interests. While every college […]

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Kim Lifton

Mastering the Most Challenging College Essay: Why College X?

Many schools ask for supplemental essays in addition to the personal statement; the most common supplement, which we call “Why College X?,” is a variation on the question, “Why us?” This prompt can be one of the most challenging for students. The questions often look like these, which are taken from current and past years’ […]

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