Resources and Articles

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

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 […]

If like the majority of college applicants you aren’t ready to apply early action or don’t yet feel committed enough to one institution to apply early decision, don’t worry! Follow […]

Vanderbilt is one of the few private elite academic institutions that offer significant merit scholarships that are independent of a family’s financial status. As a result, the Vanderbilt merit scholarships are […]

What is the Coca-Cola Scholarship? The Coca-Cola scholarship is a $20,000 scholarship awarded to 150 exceptional high school seniors that provides them with a unique and exclusive alumni network. It […]

What are the USC Merit Scholarships? The University of Southern California is one of the few private elite universities that offers generous merit scholarships to highly qualified students.  To be […]

Harvard has over 450 officially recognized student organizations, alongside numerous casual and unrecognized ones. Despite Harvard’s many clubs, however, students may not find a specific organization that fulfills their individual […]

Photographer: Jeffrey F Lin | Source: Unsplash In the following article, Admissions Expert Julian Zambrano (University of Pennsylvania ‘23) shares tips for how to approach extracurricular activities in relation […]

College Interview Questions and how to prepare for a College Interview? In this “College Interview” guide, we offer some of our top college interview tips for how to prepare for […]

March is a month of validation for high school seniors. For many students, receiving a college acceptance letter represents the culmination of a year long grind of online research, standardized […]

In the following article, Admissions Expert Kim Phan (Harvard ‘21) shares tips on how to keep track of your college applications. For more guidance on the college applications process […]

As an incoming student at UC Berkeley, one of the best ways to get involved is to join a student organization! Luckily for you, there are more than 1,200 clubs […]

The Common Application, or Common App for short, launches tomorrow, August 1, just in time as high school students start shifting from “restful summer break mode” to “high-stress college application […]

Does Harvard discriminate against Asian Americans? This question was brought to trial in 2018, but it wasn’t just an attack on Harvard, it was a challenge to all top-tier institutions […]

Photographer: Scott Graham | Source: Unsplash In this informational essay, Lauren Lynch — former admissions officer and head of advising at — covers how college applications are evaluated. For […]

If you are a parent or guardian of a high school student, you may find yourself wishing for the sleepless nights of infancy or the “terrible twos” instead of having […]

In this Harvard Financial Aid Guide, Admissions Experts Thuong (Harvard ‘24) and Jesper (Harvard ‘19) walk us through how they saved up and paid for Harvard University with the […]

Photographer: Van Tay Media | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Rashmi covers how to secure strong recommendation letters from your junior year teachers. For more guidance on […]

STEM Research at Stanford Stanford University is a world-renowned research institute ranking #2 on Forbes’ Top Colleges in 2019 and #2 on Forbes’ Research Universities lists. The university strongly believes […]

There are a lot of schools, more than 4,200 in the U.S. alone, to choose from. Building the list of colleges to apply to can feel like one of the […]

The trusty Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a mentor as a “trusted counselor or guide,” and having mentors in our lives is not a new concept. Some of us are lucky enough […]

Joining a club at Harvard can be intimidating at first. Some are extremely competitive and require students to either apply, audition, and/or comp. However, there are a number of clubs […]