Washington State University applicants should consider recycling

Before I give you my tips for Washington State applicants, I have to start with two disclaimers. Disclaimer #1:  Washington State University is not the same as Oregon State University.  (As you can tell, we're professionals.)  Disclaimer #2:  We don't usually recommend that students blatantly recycle their essay responses, unchanged, at multiple colleges.  But what […]

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Hokie Hopefuls: Advice for Virginia Tech applicants

Virginia Tech is a large public school (21,000 undergrads) that receives over 17,000 applications for admission.  And the admissions portion of the web site makes it clear what they focus on most. "Admissions directors use a holistic approach throughout the application review process. Many factors are considered, the most important being strength of schedule, high […]

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Essay advice for Bucknell applicants

A college doesn't necessarily need to require a novel's worth of essays to evaluate and better understand their applicants.  Take Bucknell University, for example.  Bucknell applicants will likely be pleasantly surprised to find that Bucknell’s Common Application supplement contains just one additional required essay and a second that's optional.  But if you make the most […]

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Start spreadin’ the NYU (tips)

If you can make it there…well, you know the saying about New York City.  If you're hoping to call the Big Apple home and attend NYU (New York University) during your college years, here are a few tips to help you get there. 1.  Be sure to read the "Application Do's and Don'ts Guide" on […]

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