Tag Archives: College Applications

Assessing Your Extracurricular Involvement

When it comes to admissions decisions, it’s easy to be overly concerned with your GPA and standardized test scores. After all, those two facets are likely the most important portion of your application. However, colleges don’t necessarily gravitate to students who are solely focused on academics. They want undergrads who are just as eager to embrace […]

Gearing up for Standardized Tests

The advent of September means many things: the beginning of football season, pumpkin spiced lattes, leaves changing color and, of course, the first wave of standardized test dates.  For seniors, these coming dates signify their last chance(s) to squeeze in these tests or improve their scores before application deadlines begin hitting.  For juniors (and perhaps […]

Parents and the College Application Process

This blog post is provided by the Unigo Expert Network, a group of top education experts from across the U.S. answering questions submitted by students and parents about college admissions and succeeding after high school. To have your questions answered visit www.unigo.com/expertquestions “How can parents help students with the college search and application process?”—Vanessa K., […]

How What You Do Over Summer Vacation Will – or Won’t – Impact College Admissions

Ah summer – just relaxing in a hammock on a beach or by the pool, sipping fruity drinks and watching time pass oh so slowly. Right. For most rising high school seniors (and juniors and, Lord help me, freshmen and sophomores), summer is a mad frenzy of activity. Somehow, this insanity has been linked to […]

College Admissions Mistakes to Avoid

This blog post is provided by the Unigo Expert Network, a group of top education experts from across the U.S. answering questions submitted by students and parents about college admissions and succeeding after high school. To have your questions answered visit www.unigo.com/expertquestions “In your experience, what are the most significant and avoidable mistakes students make […]