Admissions Articles

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 […]

Breaking Down the Common App: Part 2

Yesterday, we brought you a little insight on sections one through four of the 2012-13 Common Application. Today, we bring you the real meaty parts: sections five through eight! Read more… Miss Part 1? Check it out here.

The Common Application: Breaking It Down (Part 1)

Attention high school seniors! The Common Application, or Common App, was released online yesterday. The college application process has started, and it’s finally time to start thinking about essays, class ranks, and more. But, where to start? The Common Application can be intimidating – tons of sections, supplements and details you must get right. We […]

Six SAT Apps to Keep You Thinking This Summer

Need a little SAT help while you’re hanging around this vacation? The StudentAdvisor team found the six best SAT apps for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Instead of refreshing Facebook every few minutes while you’re lounging by the pool, try taking a chance on Scramble with Friends or Kaplan Flashcubes. Using these SAT apps will […]

SAT Critical Reading: Improving Your Score with Family Guy

You may be spending your summer catching up on cartoons instead of studying for your impending SATs – and that’s okay! Our guest blogger, Rory Hatfield, knows that students might spend a little more time watching Family Guy than reading flash cards for the and has found that this is a great way for you to improve […]

Advice for High School Graduates: Too Late to Apply to College?

Purvi S. Mody is one of our college advisors who always has excellent advice for high school graduates.  Recently she was asked: I am graduating high school in a couple of months and am so lost about what to do next. I did not think that I could get into colleges so I did not […]

Using Social Media Before & After You Finally Pick a College [VIDEO]

If you’re on the fence about choosing a college to attend, there is a secret ingredient to making your decision that you use every day and may be overlooking. Dean Tsouvalas, Editor-in-Chief of StudentAdvisor, recently appeared on the NECN Morning Show to discuss how social media can help you decide on a college: How can […]

Choosing a College: Accepting Multiple Admissions Offers is a Bad Idea

So the college acceptance letters have finally rolled in and you’re still having trouble making your mind up about where to go? Maybe your first choice waitlisted or rejected you and you just can’t figure out which of your backups will be the best college match. May 1st is the deadline most colleges set for […]