Admissions Articles

Top 10 Summer Tasks for College Admissions


Use your extra time this summer to get ahead on your college admissions process. Start these 10 tasks now!

The Evolution of the College Acceptance Letter

The packet sent out by Lebanon Valley College to their accepted students.

The college acceptance letter has evolved into an opportunity for colleges to seal the deal with students through personal and social connections.

8 Tips to Help You Master the SAT Writing Test

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These eight tried and true tips from an SAT expert will help any student achieve success on the essay section of their SAT test.

Deferred? Don’t Worry!

College Deferment

Did your college application get deferred? Don’t worry! A deferment is actually a positive thing and here’s why.

7 Lessons The Hunger Games Can Teach You about College Admissions

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The Hunger Games trilogy is a tale of competition, relationships, betrayal, and success. Sound familiar? At, we see some pretty close parallels between The Hunger Games and the “College Admissions Games.”  To celebrate the release of the film adaptation of the second book in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, we wanted to share some college […]

The 2013 Common App: Don’t Hit Submit Without Reading These 10 Tips!

Written by Purvi Mody for StudentAdvisor There has been quite a bit of grumbling in the media about the new version of the Common Application, the main application system for more than 500 colleges and universities. Admissions officers, high school counselors, and admissions experts around the country have all weighed in on the Common Application’s improvements […]

The Common App Fiasco

Has the Common App become a nightmare? This year the Common Application has been a “nightmare” according to students applying to college.  It seems that the Common App has hit a very serious glitch.  This is incredibly bad news as we are just entering the height of college application season.  Read our friend Purvi Mody’s,  […]

Revealing Adversities in College Applications

It is both too difficult and too easy for 17-year-olds to look back on their lives and think about the adversities that they have faced. Some simply cannot remember a time in which they had to take a stand, make a difficult choice, accept blame, or face up to their insecurities. Others are very easy […]

5 Things to Know About the Transition From High School to College

The summer between the end of high school and freshman year of college is truly a memorable time. You are encountering a transition that is exciting, nerve-wracking, incredibly intriguing, and fairly frightening all at once. This is one summer you won’t be spending worrying about the return of your school’s all too familiar bell schedules […]

5 College Essay Myths to Know Before You Write

What does the college admissions counselor really want to know about you when reading your application essay? College application essay expert Kim Lifton, president of Wow Writing Workshop, shares 5 college essay myths and facts for high school students to consider before writing a college application essay. Read more…

Applying to College: Be Fearless and Reach

When applying to college, your dreams matter. Students should apply to colleges outside of their comfort zone and dream big.

Should I Take the ACT or the SAT?

By the time your student is ready to tackle college admissions tests, you will know the type of learner he or she is, what it is they excel in and what their weaknesses are. Do they cringe at the thought of test taking, or are they happy to keep a steady supply of #2 pencils […]