Guidance counselor letters are different than, but just as important as, teacher recommendations. In them your counselor will address your entire high school career and how you performed academically, navigated challenges and situated yourself among the student body over the years.
Recommendation letters from teachers are often required in the admissions process. We show you how to get one that sets your apart from other applicants.
Time to drum yourself up. Learn the ins and outs of a brag sheet so your guidance counselor can write your best possible recommendation letter.
Friends know you better than anyone, in some ways, and can definitely speak to your personality, your leadership abilities and your drive. That’s why some universities are asking your peers to speak on your behalf.
When applying to college, it’s important to cover all of your bases: in the right order, with the proper attention and with due diligence. Here are some ways to follow the application process through to the very end—even after you hit send.
When your first choice of school doesn’t feel like the fit you imagined, it might be time to transfer. Learn why (you’ve gotta have good reasons) and how to find your best fit.
Oftentimes, people feel like they either need some dramatic pity story or an insane accomplishment for their Common App essay. But this isn’t true! Your essay is less about what you achieved and more about your personality and things that you can’t put on your resume. It’s about who you are as a person.
You may feel tempted to sliiiiide into 2021 with a combination of pecan pie, Netflix and snoozing, but know that this is the time to tackle what’s important to you during the college search. Think about the tasks that makes sense for your college search right now, get motivated, then tackle them.
While winter break may be a reprieve from assignments, it’s also a crucial time to stay on top of your college applications.