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Using Baseball to Get Into College: The College Application Essay

When people think of using baseball to get into college, they’re usually thinking about a coach offering a full-ride scholarship to play on the team. For those who still hold such delusions, time for a reality check. But there are still all sorts of ways baseball can help you get into college, including providing content for … Read more

5 Easy Ways You Can Undermine Your College Chances After Submitting Your Application

Most high school seniors are ready to breathe a big sigh of relief reaching their spring semester thinking they’re safe from making any college application mistakes. Unfortunately, the college admissions process doesn’t end just because you submitted your applications. In fact, even after completing all the college applications and submitting test scores, there are five … Read more

543 Colleges with No Application Fees for 2020

I’ve updated the list of colleges with no application fees list based on the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and information from the Common Application available in October 2020. The IPEDS data is the fee charged for the 2019-20 academic year while the Common Application Data is for the 2020-21 year. Yes, it’s very … Read more

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Submit Your Early Decision Application

The first of the Early Decision college admissions deadlines are approaching and students are nervously revising their college application essays. However, before they submit their applications, they need to remember that there are reasons why people criticize Early Decision as primarily benefiting rich kids. As students make one final review of their application, they should make sure … Read more

5 Ways to Get Smart About Filling Out College Applications

Filling out college applications is just one step of the college search process. But students and families quickly find out that this one step isn’t as simple as you might think. And there is a lot advice out there on how you should complete the college application process. Before you swamp yourself in page after … Read more

Top 10 Mistakes Students Make on their College Application Essays

The following is a guest post by Randy Levin. Randy has one focus–helping students with their college application essays. Based on his experiences, Randy has created a list of commonly made mistakes by students which he shares here. You can see a sample of his presentation here. It is important to first understand the purpose … Read more

Parents and College Application Essays: How to Help, Not Hinder

(This is a guest post by College Essay expert Randy Levin.) I am well aware that what I suggest below will sound counter-intuitive to most parents. All I can say is that I’ve helped close to 1000 students get into their top choice schools with this exact philosophy.

Unfinished college applications dragging down your holiday good cheer?

Don’t miss the upcoming Facebook Live Session “Denied/Deferred in the Early Decision Round: Now What?“ and learn the next steps to take to get past the rejection. Evelyn Alexander, Certified Educational Planner and founder of Magellan College Counseling, will provide you with the information you need to help your teen refocus her efforts to ensure … Read more