College Counseling

How to Write Your Summer Program Application Essays

In our last post about extracurriculars and resume-building, Madison talked about finding a summer program that works for you. Now that you’ve figured that out, I’m here to give some pointers on how to write the application essays for whichever program you choose. As in the college application process, these essays are going to show …

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Show Me The Money: How to Apply for Scholarships 

With college tuition costs over the past decade increasing by an average of 20%, the pricetag on higher education can be pretty daunting.  Despite financial aid calculators and advising services, universities are typically vague about their scholarship offer amounts, scholarship selection processes, and percentage of students who receive scholarships. As a college applicant, this makes …

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Early Action vs. Early Decision: What’s the Difference?

Early Action vs. Early Decision: What’s the Difference? Applying to college can be extremely stressful, with exponentially lower admissions rates adding to the uncertainty. Applying early can end that period of uncertainty a little sooner, and depending on the school, can also boost the student’s chances of getting in.  But in order to take advantage …

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