Resources and Articles

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

With just about two weeks until most regular decision deadlines are due (January 1), we’ve put together a quick college application checklist to help you feel as confident as possible […]

Photographer: Kelly Sikkema | Source: Unsplash In this article, Admissions Expert Becky Weinstein will walk you through the “extracurricular hook” – developing your extracurriculars into a hook for college […]

First off, if you’re reading this because you just got accepted or are planning on attending Brown, congrats! Brown is such a great place that fosters and promotes creative expression […]

COVID-19 brought unprecedented changes to the airline industry, closed millions of businesses, and now, it’s shaping the future of college admissions. In April, the University of California system announced that […]

In this article, former admissions officer and Head of Advising at Lauren Lynch shares how students can showcase their unique traits and stand out during the college application process. […]

Preparing for College by Completing Two Years of Dual Enrollment in High School In this article, Admissions Expert Zoe Edington shares her experience with dual enrollment in high school […]

Motaz Fallata was always encouraged to pursue higher education by his father, but, like many international applicants, he had a hard time figuring out the American college application process. Of […]

Going to an elite university was always the goal for Luke Smith. He had good grades, grew up surrounded by people who also attended college, and had a basic understanding […]

For 1-on-1 help with your college applications from’s Admissions Experts, register with today. Born and raised in Norway, Line dreamed of exploring the world ever since she was […]

Penn State (PSU), aptly named Happy Valley, is a gorgeous campus with a myriad of things to see and do. The bustling campus can feel overwhelming for new students trying […]

For many prospective Cornell applicants, it can be intimidating to consider spending several years in a small, rural town. When it comes to student life at Cornell, students often have […]

Photographer: Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Finn covers standardized testing as well as test prep strategies. For more help with building a […]

Photographer: Alyssa Ledesma | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Zoe Edington shares tips on how to prepare for college during your sophomore year of high school. For […]

The Social Sciences division is full of interesting majors, from Women, Gender, and Sexual Studies to African American Studies. One of the most fruitful processes for me at Harvard was […]

Photographer: Pedro Lastra | Source: Unsplash With the number of applicants rising every year, college admissions can be extremely competitive. A traditional university, however, is not the only route to […]

The following article features recent Northwestern University admit Bridgette, who was a member of’s Scholars Program. For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application […]

Hi everyone! My name is Taylor, and I graduated from Princeton University in 2016. I really enjoyed my time at Princeton and am thankful for the opportunity to have attended. […]

Parents and family members are often a huge part of the application process. But it can be hard to tell how much a parent should be helping – and defining […]

Photographer: Jude Beck | Source: Unsplash In this article, Head of Advising Lauren Lynch shares tips for how parents can help support their children through the college applications process. […]

Congrats! If you’re reading this, it means you’re probably thinking about classes to take in college already, so you’ve likely been recently admitted or started school. Or if you’re still […]

After four exciting years at Brown University, I’m now preparing to leave the place I called home. But I still remember my first day: moving in, anxiously awaiting the arrival […]