Resources and Articles

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

Photographer: J. Kelly Brito | Source: Unsplash In the following article, an admissions officer answers frequently asked questions about the college essay (also known as the CommonApp Essay, or the […]

Photographer: Michael Marsh | Source: Unsplash In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Kim Phan (Harvard ‘21) shares tips for planning your college campus visits. For more guidance on the […]

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: Jessica Lewis | Source: Unsplash College applications deadlines are almost here! Before you submit, run through the following checklist to make sure you have all the pieces of your […]

The following article features CollegeAdvisor.com’s Ray Li. For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application process, head to CollegeAdvisor.com and sign up for a monthly plan […]

The following article features CollegeAdvisor.com’s Phillip Hu. For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application process, head to CollegeAdvisor.com and sign up for a monthly plan […]

Why is Georgetown University club culture important? When you first begin the process of putting together the list of your dream schools, you will likely prioritize things like the diversity […]

If you’re interested in healthcare, you might have heard the trope that “every freshman is a pre-med.” It’s true that many students enter college dreaming of becoming a doctor; however, […]

Photographer: Erin Doering | Source: Unsplash In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Kim Phan (Harvard ‘21) shares tips for how to choose between a liberal arts and a pre-professional […]

BS/MD Program Overview For those unfamiliar, a BS/MD program is a dual degree 8-year program (length may vary from 6-8 years), that awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree after […]

The Program in Liberal Medical Education is an 8-year combined degree program intended for students interested in exploring a nontraditional medical degree. PLME focuses on fostering students that have a […]

In this Brown University financial aid guide, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Elinor (Brown University ‘21) shares how she paid for college, from applying for financial aid to budgeting throughout college and […]

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, […]

It was a quiet October evening when I received an email from the College Board that my score had been released. This was the last opportunity I had to take […]

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 14,608 of those students […]

The college application deadline for the early rounds are approaching fast! If you’re applying to college this year, you already know there are a lot of important terms and deadlines […]

Image: Student prepping for an interview | Photographer: LinkedIn Sales Navigator | Source: Unsplash So you’ve submitted your Common or Coalition application, and now you’re playing the waiting game. The […]

The following article features CollegeAdvisor.com’s Maria Jose Acosta Robayo. For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application process, head to CollegeAdvisor.com and sign up for a […]

When the time came for CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Anya Ranganathan to apply for college, she was well-prepared for what was in store. She was raised in the college town of […]

Getting Involved on Campus Given the abundance of extracurriculars at Harvard, one can easily feel lost trying to wade through the hundreds of options. Luckily, Harvard’s clubs are broken down […]