Educational Tidbits

Letters of recommendation are an important aspect of the college application process because they provide the admission readers more information as they make their final decision. Selecting the people who write your letters of recommendation is just as important as the application itself. Let's discuss the best approach and things to consider when...

So you're thinking about transferring colleges - you are not alone! Many students start off at a college they think is perfect for them and realize a month or so in that it might not be exactly what they were looking for. Others may start their college journey at community college or a college that was not their top choice,...

Applying for college is an exciting time. But it also comes with its fair share of stress. With applications, personal statements, tours, and interviews, the excitement is easily overshadowed by deadlines and anxiety. This should not be the case! Finding the right college for you should be exhilarating and fun, an opportunity to learn more about...

Yes! You've completed your personal information on the Common Application, filled in the Activities section, and put the final touches on your Common App essay. Finished, right? Not likely. Most of the colleges to which you are applying will have supplemental essays. My first bit of advice when it comes to supplemental essays is that, even if they...

Applying to college is both exciting and stressful. With so many requirements and deadlines, it's often difficult to keep track. Many schools offer various application deadlines throughout the year. Today we will discuss the main differences between the three deadline options: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision. There is no right or...

This week's blog post is a little bit different and a lot a bit technical. Autism is a hot topic these days because the diagnosis of it has become much more prevalent and accepted. The spectrum is a wide one and no one diagnosis is the same. With this comes a range of techniques to assist children and adults on...

So you're ready to write your Common App essay. Congratulations! You may have a lot of great ideas racing around in your head, or you may have no idea what you want to write about. You've come to the right place.

The Common Application is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it allows students to fill in information just once that will then be sent to multiple schools (note that though most schools accept the Common App, not all do, so you want to be sure you double check which, if any, of your schools will need separate...