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All of our blog posts are written by Former College Admission Officers who serve as members of our admission consultant team.

Why don’t some schools use the Common Application?

Why don’t some schools use the Common Application?

By Solomon Team / 11/11/2023

You’ve been working hard throughout high school to earn good grades and excel in your extracurriculars, and now it’s finally time to start applying to your dream school. You make a Common Application account and start adding schools to your list, but wait — some of your top choices aren’t there! Don’t panic. While the…

Which teacher(s) should I ask for my letter of recommendation?

Which teacher(s) should I ask for my letter of recommendation?

By Solomon Team / 10/19/2023

Between the essays, activity list, transcript, and every other material that colleges ask for, teacher letters of recommendation (also known as LORs) might be the last thing on your mind as you assemble your college applications. That being said, they are still an important part of the holistic admissions review process, and you should take…

Types of College Admissions Deadlines

Types of College Admissions Deadlines

By Solomon Team / 08/25/2023

College admissions season is a highly competitive and often stressful process for students and parents alike. One key aspect of this process is understanding and meeting the deadlines set by each institution to which you are applying. To help you navigate this process, this post provides an overview of the 4 main types of college…

How Do I Get into a Law School in the United States?

How Do I Get into a Law School in the United States?

By Solomon Team / 08/18/2023

So, you want to be a lawyer? Congratulations! Attending law school – and eventually practicing law – is a fantastic way to expand your strengths, enrich your academic life, engage in meaningful dialogues, connect with pressing, modern-day issues, and ignite your intellectual spark, all while working to change the future in meaningful ways. The first…

Types of College Admissions Deadlines

Types of College Admissions Deadlines

By Solomon Team / 08/10/2023

College admissions season is a highly competitive and often stressful process for students and parents alike. One key aspect of this process is understanding and meeting the deadlines set by each institution to which you are applying. To help you navigate this process, this post provides an overview of the 4 main types of college…

Preparing for Law School Admissions as an Undergraduate Student

Preparing for Law School Admissions as an Undergraduate Student

By Solomon Team / 08/04/2023

As I counsel many high school students who aim to be lawyers, I provide information that will help them better prepare during their undergraduate years so that they will be more competitive law school applicants when the time comes. In this post, I explain the most important factors to consider as an undergraduate student. Undergraduate…

What Exactly is the Common Application?

What Exactly is the Common Application?

By Solomon Team / 07/28/2023

The Common Application is a centralized platform utilized by over 900 colleges to collect general information, input supplements & essays, and submit applications. Gone are the days of applying to seven colleges using seven different applications. Gone are the days of filling out each application via pen and paper. The Common Application is tool students…

Differences Between Early Application Plans

Differences Between Early Application Plans

By Solomon Team / 07/21/2023

So, you are applying to college and decide to create a calendar for application deadlines. In your exploration of college websites, you come across terms like early decision (ED), early action (EA), and restrictive or single-choice early action (REA or SCEA). Do all these admissions decision plans confuse you? Are you asking yourself why there…

A Guide to Recommendation Letters for College Admissions

A Guide to Recommendation Letters for College Admissions

By Solomon Team / 07/05/2023

“Be nice to your college counselor – we write your letter of recommendation.” These words stood out in bold white letters on a bright red coffee mug that sat on my office desk for years. The cup’s blunt advice always received a chuckle from students and parents, likely because the suggestion was a gentle reminder…

What’s a Good SAT/ACT Score for Applying to College?

What’s a Good SAT/ACT Score for Applying to College?

By Solomon Team / 06/29/2023

In addition to the usual application materials, like transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays, students are often asked to submit standardized test scores from either the SAT or ACT exam when applying to college. Top schools do not recommend one test over the other; students are allowed to submit whichever one they prefer. SAT/ACT scores…