College Admissions

Liberal Arts vs. University Education

Liberal Arts Schools vs. Universities: Finding the Best Choice for You

By Maura Connors / 02/02/2024

Are you a prospective student unsure of whether to attend a liberal arts college or a university? Choosing the right educational institution is a crucial decision that will shape your academic and professional journey. You may be asking yourself, are liberal arts schools better than universities? Or even, what is the difference between liberal arts…

Are Colleges with a high acceptance rate bad?

Are Colleges with High Admissions Rates Bad?

By Jessica Rabalais / 01/19/2024

Students who are building their college lists tend to start at one place: the rankings. Some students prefer the school’s overall ranking while some prefer to check the ranking of their intended major. While that is a great place to locate your reach and dream schools, your list should be well-rounded and include both likely…

Rolling Admissions - All you need to know!

Rolling College Admissions

By Adriana Diaz-Granados / 12/29/2023

The early bird gets the worm- even in the college application cycle. Each school falls under a different category for application deadlines and decision dates. In this article, we will discuss the schools that offer rolling admission.  What is Rolling Admission in College Applications? Rolling admissions means that there is not a set date in…

Navigating the stressful world of College Admissions

How to Navigate the Stressful World of College Admissions

By Carla Crooker / 12/01/2023

The college application process can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for both high school students and their parents. However, with the right approach, the process can be made less frustrating and the results more successful with some thoughtful planning. A Quick Guide for Parents and Students Here are a few tips to make navigating…

Key factors for College Preparation

Preparing for College

By Makeda Turner / 11/24/2023

Starting high school can be seen as the first step towards the college educational journey. Although it is an exciting time in the lives of teenagers, it is also a pivotal time to get serious about your academic performance in preparation for the college application process. For some, preparation for college can begin as early…

The Don'ts of College Admissions - What not to do

The Don’ts of College Admissions

By Adriana Diaz-Granados / 11/17/2023

The college application process can be an extremely anxious time for every student. While admissions officers understand that nerves are high, mistakes happen, and the process is confusing, there are some major “don’ts” that can make or break your admission decision. Below, I have added a few tips and tricks to ensure you avoid these…

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…

So you want to be admitted to law school?

So you want to be admitted to law school?

By Grace Chee / 11/02/2023

So, you’re back at it again. Except, this time, you’re surrounded by law school applications and LSAT test prep books instead of the Common Application and SAT guides. You told yourself you would never willingly go through the stress of applying to academic programs again, but the promise of a J.D. and the potential to…

What should you know before applying to college?

What should you know before applying to college?

By Frank Sierra / 10/13/2023

As you start your college application journey, you may begin to notice that the admissions process is a whirlwind of information. You and your family are expected to understand an everchanging admissions process, understand new terminology, and must understand the intricacies of school-specific requirements. However, it’s important to take a step back and remember why…

UCs and the Common App

UCs and the Common App

By Jessica Rabalais / 10/06/2023

When applying for college, students will use the Common or Coalition Application to apply to most of their college list. These application systems house most of the private schools in the US, making the application process more streamlined and allowing you to apply to up to 20 schools (with the Common App) with only one…