How to Approach the “Why Us?” Essay

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“Why Us?” It’s the most common question you’ll be asked to write about as a supplemental essay to your college application.   When you break down this prompt to its most basic form, colleges want to know two things: You’ve done your homework, and you know why the school is the best fit for you…. Read more »

Applying to College During a Pandemic

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Applying to College during pandemic

What Have We Learned from the 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle? When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, more than 1,600 colleges and universities across America, including all of the Ivies and most highly-selective institutions, declared a test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. This presented a unique opportunity for applicants everywhere, and (not only in retrospect but… Read more »

Making College Your Home Away From Home

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Are you ready for your first semester of college?   This is what you have been waiting for: the first day of college! You applied, you were accepted, and now you’re there, living on the campus you’ve dreamed of for so long! So why are you feeling so weird? Why doesn’t it feel the way… Read more »