The more advice you’re given about college admissions, the more complicated the whole process seems. So this month, we picked some of the most common college admissions topics and, for each one, asked ourselves, "What’s the one thing a student really needs to know about this?" Read one to find five of those of those one-things.
1. College Essays
Don’t write what you think the colleges want to hear. You’ll inevitably end up writing about how community service taught you that it’s important to help people, or how your trip to Spain taught you to appreciate different cultures. And those are the essays that everybody writes.