Category: Application tips

As you begin your college admissions process, you may hear about “first generation college students.” This might lead you to wonder: what are first generation college students? Am I a […]

Average GPA for College & GPA Requirements: Introduction Your Grade Point Average (GPA) plays an important role in the college application process. But you may be wondering just how important […]

The College Recommendation Letter – An Introduction As you begin your college application process, you will likely hear a lot about college recommendation letters. In this guide, with insight from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

Photographer: Brayden George | Source: Unsplash With over 5,000 colleges and universities in the U.S, it can be very nerve-wracking to determine which institution is the right one for you. […]

Photographer: Jason Yuen | Source: Unsplash Although it’s doing so at a slower rate than in previous years, the percentage of international students moving to the United States (U.S.) for […]

Photographer: Michael Moloney | Source: Unsplash In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert and Phillip Hu (MIT ‘15) provides an overview for applying to college architecture programs. For more guidance on […]

Photographer: Sven Mieke | Source: Unsplash In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert and Phillip Hu (MIT ‘15) shares tips on how to apply to college architecture programs. For more guidance […]

Photographer: Windows | Source: Unsplash In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Caroline shares tips for B students applying to college. For more guidance on the college application process in general, […]

Photo courtesy of University of Pennsylvania It was a quiet October evening when I received an email from the College Board that my score had been released. This was the […]

Photo courtesy UC Berkeley Applying to colleges can be a stressful and competitive process. According to UC Berkeley’s website, more than 80,000 students applied for the 2020 freshman class. Only […]

Congratulations! You’ve finally received admission to that dream dual degree medical program! Now that you’re in, these next 6 to 8 years should fly by with no worries, right? Well, […]

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