Admissions

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What Is the New Common Application

What Is the New Common Application

The common app is changing! Find out everything you need to know here …
The Gap Year Argument

The Gap Year Argument

Exploring the value of taking a year off between high school and college …
A Guide to Life at Harvard

A Guide to Life at Harvard

We tapped into our staff resources to conjure up a list of things they love/loved about Harvard. Enjoy! …
Do Extracurriculars Matter in College?

Do Extracurriculars Matter in College?

A former president of the Harvard Lampoon says they do …
What SAT Score Do You Need for the Ivy League?

What SAT Score Do You Need for the Ivy League?

The answer may surprise you …
How to Write a Personal Statement

How to Write a Personal Statement

To write a stellar college application essay, you have to keep in mind that it serves many functions to an …
College Admissions: What Really Matters

College Admissions: What Really Matters

Our former admissions officers agree that your college application should always reflect these three pointers …
Case Study: Personal Statement

Case Study: Personal Statement

How a Signet student crafted a successful personal statement with the help of an admissions consultant …
How to Get a Recommendation Letter

How to Get a Recommendation Letter

While you don’t want to be insincere or shady about the process of asking for recommendations, thinking carefully about what …
How to Concentrate Effectively

How to Concentrate Effectively

A guide to creating the study skills you need to focus …