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 […]
The holidays are approaching, and so are financial aid deadlines for families with seniors in high school. Make it a resolution to get ahead in your preparation for financial aid forms before the new year. Here are four tips to help you do so. Lookup your financial aid deadlines. The first thing to do is […]
The best way to really help students going through the college applications right now is to help answer any specific questions they might have. And who better to ask than college students who have just been through the process themselves?
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
Picture this. It’s fall senior year and you hear everyone whispering about it, others still debating which one makes the cut, and you’re frozen in the hallway – freaking out inside about this list you don’t yet have. Yup, the college list. With over 2,000 universities in the U.S., how do you narrow it down […]
This year, the high school graduating class of 2017 has more changes than usual to keep up with. Families will want to pay extra attention to avoid missing something. Here’s what’s up for the 2016-17 year. 1) FAFSA Open Date Moved Up To October 1st: For years, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) […]
Our friends at Wow Writing Workshop show you how to write an essay that will blow admissions officers away! Hint: The topic’s not as important as you think.
The new FAFSA doesn’t need to be a mystery! Our friends at Financial Aid Coach explain everything you need to know about these new forms.