Resources and Articles

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

Photographer: Kat Stokes | Source: Unsplash In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert and admissions officer Nichole Reynolds answers frequently asked questions about the supplemental essays for college! For more […]

Are you wondering whether a school like Harvard is a good fit for you? Interested in studying Harvard economics? Curious about what the classes or professors are like and what […]

Photographer: Sterling Davis | Source: Unsplash In this article, admissions expert Becky weighs the pros and cons of attending a college on the east coast vs. the west coast. For […]

Image: Calendar to help track deadlines | Photographer: Eric Rothermel | Source: Unsplash So it’s time for you to seriously think about applying to college, and you’re starting to plan […]

Photographer: Waldemar Brandt | Source: Unsplash In this informational essay, Lauren Lynch — former admissions officer and Head of Advising at CollegeAdvisor.com — covers what happens after students submit early […]

Photo courtesy of Duke University Although it’s been nearly 12 years since I applied to Duke University, the experience remains vivid in my memory. In this post, I’ll share my […]

There are so many decisions that go into choosing a college. Big school or small school? Rural or urban campus? One significant factor in your life as a college student […]

If you’ve been paying attention to any of the major headlines when it comes to the college admissions scandal, you’ll see words like: Money. Fraud. Blame. Scandal. Prosecution. Guilty. Image: […]

The Common Application has just announced that it will add an optional COVID-19 essay question for the 2020-2021 application. This global pandemic has affected everyone in different ways, and now […]

One Major, Endless Possibilities Image courtesy of Cornell University I always knew I wanted to apply to Cornell, but I was initially overwhelmed by their seven different undergraduate college options. […]

Photographer: J. Kelly Brito | Source: Unsplash In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Finn provides an overview of the CommonApp Essay for juniors. For more guidance on building a college […]

Photo courtesy of Columbia University In this article, we cover the ins-and-outs of the Columbia University Career Services. For more guidance on the college search and the college application process […]

Photo courtesy of Columbia University With the cost of college tuition rising each year, paying for college is a challenge for many families. In this article, I will discuss Columbia […]

It’s finally here – we’ve launched CollegeAdvisor.com. We’re here to empower students of all backgrounds to achieve their college dreams, and we’re excited to officially get started. We’ve spent the […]

How Do I Apply for Music Programs? Applying to music programs can seem daunting, due to all of the components required. Even choosing programs to apply to can be difficult: […]

The following article features CollegeAdvisor.com’s Carolyn Herrera (Stanford ‘20). For more information about our programming and personal guidance about the college application process, head to CollegeAdvisor.com and sign up for […]

Photographer: Andrew Neel | Source: Unsplash In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert and admissions officer Priyanka Singh answers frequently asked questions about the college list! For more guidance on […]

Photographer: Christina @ wocintechchat.com | Source: Unsplash In the following article, admissions officer Pam Walton answers frequently asked questions about college financial aid! For more guidance on financial aid and […]

Photographer: Kelly Sikkema | Source: Unsplash In the following article, admissions officer Priyanka Singh answers frequently asked questions about college financial aid! For more guidance on financial aid and the […]

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 […]