Resources and Articles

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

Adawson8 | Wikimedia One of the most popular undergraduate colleges at the University of Notre Dame is the Mendoza College of Business. Students in the college have the choice between […]

How do you keep a healthy work-life balance at Harvard—or any similarly rigorous university? Managing an unfamiliar environment and new friendships is hard enough. All the new opportunities available to […]

If you are an incoming freshmen at UC Berkeley, you are generally ensured a spot for on-campus housing. While it might be cheaper to live off-campus, I highly recommend choosing […]

Photographer: kyo azuma | Source: Unsplash Though most of your applications will be completed and submitted during your senior year of high school, your junior year is of utmost importance […]

Photographer: Estée Janssens | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Brynlee shares tips on how to spend your Junior Summer to get into college. To build a strategy for […]

Photographer: Emily Xie | Source: Unsplash In this article, Head of Advising Lauren Lynch discusses Ivy Day. For more guidance on the college application process in general, sign up […]

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 […]

Photo courtesy of University of Southern California What are the USC Merit Scholarships? The University of Southern California is one of the few private elite universities that offers generous merit […]

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 […]

Anthony Hall | Unsplash 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 […]

Image: Editing an essay | The college admissions season is upon us with the launch of the 2019-2020 Common Application. The Common Application, or Common App for short, launches tomorrow, […]

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 […]

Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 If you are a parent or guardian of a high school student, you may find yourself wishing for the sleepless nights of infancy or […]