College Admissions 101

List of Extracurricular Activities for Students

List of Extracurricular Activities for Students As a high schooler, you have heard the reverberating advice from your school counselor:  "Get involved in extracurricular activities. They look good on college applications!" But which ones? How should you spend your...

How to Write an Application Essay for a Summer Program

Do you plan to attend a summer program in high school? If so, it can offer a great opportunity to plump your résumé and give you experiences that can put you on trajectories you never knew existed!  Summer programs for high school students offer educational...

11 Questions to Ask an Admissions Counselor

When you are in the company of an admissions counselor, it is common to go, well, blank.  What were those questions you had, again? Uh, what are good questions to ask an admissions counselor? First of all, what is an admissions counselor? An admissions counselor is...

How to Get an Internship in High School: A Step-by-Step Guide

When you are in high school, you may not initially consider the value of an internship, but it is worth considering because it can set you up for success in many ways, including the simple fact that it helps you root out what you might want for a career in the...
What is Yield Protection in College Admissions?

What is Yield Protection in College Admissions?

If you have heard of the term "yield protection," it might set off alarm bells as you consider the implications for high-achieving students.  Yield protection colleges reject or waitlist candidates — highly qualified candidates, that is — with the thought that they...

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How to Narrow Down Your College List

How to Narrow Down Your College List

You can only attend one school, so in the process of building a college list, you will have to whittle it down.  But does "how to narrow down college list" really come easily?  Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. Some students know right away whether a school...

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