Resources and Articles

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

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 […]

1 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Bailee shares tips for how parents can help their high school junior deal with stress. For more guidance on the college […]

7 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Tamara shares tips for what to do if your high school doesn’t offer extracurriculars. For more guidance on extracurriculars and the […]

6 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Caroline covers how to approach listing a major in your college applications. For more guidance on building a college list and […]

4 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Rashmi shared tips for high school students thinking about pursuing a pre-med track in college. For more guidance on the college […]

5 min read In July’s Student Spotlight, we’re speaking with Jyoti Rani. Having grown up in Silicon Valley, Jyoti Rani gravitated towards STEM. She knew that she wanted to take […]

5 min read In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Kim Phan (Harvard ‘21) shares tips on how to find and take advantage of a summer internship. For more guidance on the college applications process […]

4 min read The following article features an advisor spotlight of CollegeAdvisor.com’s Meaghan Gee (Cornell ‘19). For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application process, head to CollegeAdvisor.com and sign up […]

4 min read In this informational essay, former admissions officer Monica explains the test-optional policy and how students can decide whether to take standardized tests. For more guidance on personal […]

4 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Rashmi lists public health programs and majors for students interested in the healthcare field. For more guidance on the college application […]

8 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert McKenzie provides an overview on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). For more guidance on the college applications process in general, sign up for […]

5 min read In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Chloe discusses how younger students can prepare themselves to be competitive applicants at Ivy League schools. For more guidance on applying to Ivy […]