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College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicants… Q: Do I really need to take the SAT/ACT and submit a good score? A: Yes! (Sorry) You do! Sure, schools are going test optional ((Harvard for another two years, UC test blind for the...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicant… Q: I am at the top of my class, my GPA is 4.2, my ACT score is 35, and I have awesome extra curriculars…why did I get denied by UPenn? A: Ugh. I get this question ALL THE TIME!...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicant… Q: I think my personal statement story is a little mundane, but it’s all I have. How can I make it stand out? A: Great question! Don’t automatically refer to your essay as...

College Essay Q&A: The Parent

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from parents… Q: What can we do to prepare for a “Why” essay? A: A few things…1) Visit the school for either and official or unofficial visit. Spend an entire day there, visit...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicants… Q: I just got rejected by my Early Decision school. Should I rewrite my essay? A: Don’t make any rush decisions. Take a deep breath. Look, you don’t know if your essay hurt...