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Category: Guest Post

Suzanne Shaffer

Standardized Test Anxiety

Ask any parent. They will tell you the SAT and ACT are responsible for the greatest stress during college prep. No matter how much your student prepares and studies, the test itself is the cause of tremendous anxiety. Many parents believe the theory “if my student doesn’t test well, he won’t do well on these […]

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Brianna Burrows

What Admissions Officers Look For In Your Essay

There are many requirements to apply to college, such as your SAT score or TOEFL score. There is one element to the application process that can be the most difficult for students: the essay. Your essay, or personal statement, is a key deciding factor in your application. A majority of colleges and universities believe the […]

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Debbie Schwartz

Can My SAT/ACT Score Help Get Money For College?

Our friends at Road2College explain how your standardized test scores can help you get college scholarships.

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Katie Zandbergen

Score Choice & Super Score

What’s the difference between super score and score choice? Our friends at Admitster fill you in on everything you need to know.

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Jeannie Borin

10 Ways to Enjoy Summer and Do College Prep

Make sure you find time to relax this summer but also remain productive, active and interested…exercise, read, visit campuses while traveling, keep a journal, develop a hobby and collaborate on something meaningful. #1.Learn about community service and internship opportunities in your area that are in your field of interest. Talk to other students and adults to see […]

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Guest Author

[Upcoming Webinar] Using the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay

A Five-Part Webinar Series led by Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy
October 12-16, 5-6:30pm PST

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Guest Author

Read What These Admissions Officers Have to Say About Application Essays

Enjoy this post by Alex Thaler, the founder of Zoomita, and an expert in college admissions essays!   As the founder of a site that helps students organize their application essays, I get a lot of essay-related questions. One that comes up a lot is “what will the admissions committee think about my essay?” Wouldn’t […]

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Nae Tanaka

5 Ingredients of a Winning College Essay

Guest post from Admissions Expert, Nae Tanaka! The college application essay is unlike any essay you’ve ever written. You must be introspective in your college essay. You must show maturity, growth, and write about a memorable story.

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Guest Author

The Pros and Cons of Getting an Online Degree from a US College

If you’re an international student interested in studying at a US college, but hesitant about the cost and idea of living so far from home, you should consider earning an online degree. This option can take out the stress of traveling abroad while still enabling you to obtain a degree from an accredited US school.

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Guest Author

Using the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay [Webinar]

A Five-Part Webinar Series led by Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy July 13-17, 11:30am-1:00pm PST   If a private university or college is in your future, the Common App is your one-way ticket. You’ve got one shot at a winning application, and Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, is here to help! Using the […]

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