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Writing Great College Essays

So you want to write a college application essay that will help you get in. Great! Is this an easy task? No. Writing well is difficult in itself. Add to this the imperative to write in order to expose the core of your identity and you have a grand task before you.

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Common App 2014

Lesley Miller, MA, AC Ed

The Common Application for 2014 is a necessary component of the college application process for most students. It can be a very valuable experience and provide an edge to the applicant who approaches it in the best possible ways. This includes a keen examination of the essay prompts and how to [...]

Why Summer for Essays?

How often are high school students asked to compose an essay using first person? Almost never. So when these students come upon the college application essay they are approaching a task that is foreign. Add to this the general self-consciousness of many teens and the overall picture of acing the college application essay becomes somewhat [...]

Getting Essay Help

Now that we have passed summer’s biggest holiday it is time for students who will be high school seniors soon to begin the task of writing some of their most important college application essays. Every student will be improved in the writing of these essays if the right kind of help is received.

There will be [...]

Juniors' Summer

College Consultant: Juniors Take Advantage of Summer

Make the most of your summer if you will be a college applicant soon. The rising senior will want to explore the many options and choose those that are both enjoyable and advantageous in the application process. This often takes much time and critical thinking, but will reward you [...]

International Applicants

by Lesley Miller, MA, AC Ed

Some of you might be surprised to know that there are more than 700,00 international college students studying in the US. The number has risen steadily over the past half century, so has the application numbers. Competition among international students is very high as there are more than [...]

Application Enhancements

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Lesley Miller,  MA,  AC Ed

Are you still working on your college applications? You will want to do as much “enhancement” as you can. What does that mean? Today the average college applicant is going above and beyond the basic expectations. You can develop an application and the related essays in such [...]

BIG MYTHS: Admissions

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Lesley Miller,  MA,  AC Ed

Last year students faced great challenges in gaining an acceptance to the nation’s top colleges. Ivy League schools and other top colleges, like Stanford, had acceptance rates lower than ten percent.

There are often highly qualified students and their parents carrying myths about the admissions process, which [...]