When you apply to college, admission officers look at more than just your grades — they also take note of what you have done outside the classroom. Your extracurricular activities, such as jobs, sports, clubs and volunteer work, give colleges a better sense of who you are and show them what you can bring to their campus community. Remember that college folder you were supposed to be collecting throughout high school? The one stuffed with … [Read more...]
You Got Accepted! Now What?
Many seniors are getting college acceptance letters and emails this time of year. Some are still waiting to hear from a college or two that they are really hoping for. It’s a time of anxiety, worry and celebration! Once you have heard from the majority of colleges you applied to, it’s time to make a selection. Many students think this will be an easy decision: just go to your "top pick". But what if your #1 choice college doesn't … [Read more...]
College Timeline for Student Athletes
High school student-athletes should follow a slightly different college application timeline than their peers who don’t play sports. Whether they plan to participate in a sport in college or not, their responsibilities to their teams while still in high school require that they adjust the standard application process to accommodate their sport's season. • High school juniors who play a Fall sport will take the PSAT in October of their junior … [Read more...]