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The College Application Essay

Our series of interviews with admissions consultants and admissions officers about different parts of the college application is designed to illuminate how each component fits into the whole. This post is an in-depth discussion about what makes a good essay, how it’s evaluated by admissions officers, and much more. Read More

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Shaping Your College Application Narrative

In this blog post, a former admissions officer gives some tips on how to write your “narrative” for your college application.  Read More

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Personal Statement Essay Prompts

The Common Application provides five prompts for your personal essay. Here are tips to get started. Read more

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How to Turn Your Summer into a Personal Statement

Even if you spent your summer babysitting. Read more

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