Resources and Articles

Helpful tips, resources, and articles from our Admissions Experts and the CollegeAdvisor team.

College Application Letters College application cover letters support your college applications, college resume, and college application essay prompts. In combination with the other elements of your college applications, particularly your […]

CollegeAdvisor’s 10 Best Examples of College Essays and Why They Worked The college essay is one of the most important parts of the college admissions process—and it’s also one of […]

Your Dream School: What It Is and How CollegeAdvisor.com Can Help Finding your dream school can be a real challenge. Or, maybe you already know the schools you want to […]

The most important step in the college application process is creating lists of colleges you want to target.  As you make your list, both global and US college rankings can provide useful information. This can help you find the best colleges and best universities for you. 

What is UPenn’s Huntsman Program? The Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania is a dual-degree program in the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. The UPenn Huntsman […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Finn explains the importance of parent involvement in the college application process. For more guidance on the college application process in general, sign up for […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Bailee Peralto shares tips on maintaining self-care during junior year, especially throughout the college application process. For more guidance on the college application process […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert KiKi explains what being a first-generation college student means. Kiki covers what first-generation college students need to know during the application process and how […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Lara walks us through the college application process for the international student. For more guidance on the college application process in general, sign up for a monthly […]

In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Kim Phan (Harvard ‘21) shares tips on how to choose your college essay topic. For more guidance on the college applications process in general, sign up for a monthly plan […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Abbie explains how college rankings are calculated and how they impact the application process. For more guidance on planning for the future and the […]

In this article, College Advisor Julia discusses the new Common App essay prompt. For more guidance on your personal essays and the college application process in general, sign up for to […]

5 min read The goal of any resume is to succinctly tell the reader who you are and how you spend your time while capturing your strengths. Though this task […]

4 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Chloe discusses how the Ivy League college application process differs from others. For more guidance on applying to Ivy Leagues and the college […]

1 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Phillip shares tips on how to plan your summer activities and extracurriculars for college applications. For more guidance on building a college list […]

3 min read The following success story features recent Columbia University x Trinity College Dublin admit Lochlan Z, who was a member of CollegeAdvisor.com. For more information about our programming and […]

6 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions experts Julia R. and Finn B. share tips on how to choose the best high school courses for college applications. For more […]

5 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Rashmi shares tips for applying to college as an aspiring pre-med student. For more guidance on the college application process in […]

4 min read In this article, a CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert shares tips on how to build solid relationships with teachers to obtain great letters of recommendation for college. For more […]

6 min read What does it mean to be pre-law? Who can be pre-law? What should pre-law students be thinking about in high school? How can pre-law students stand out […]

4 min read Figuring out your extracurriculars in college can be challenging, especially if you’re hoping for a career in a particular field. However, contrary to popular belief, your extracurriculars […]