The College Essay

Should you use ChatGPT for your College Essay?
Aug
7
2023

Should you use ChatGPT for your College Essay?

Everything you need to know about why ChatGPT isn't the best way to write your college essay. Read on to learn how can you use ChatGPT for your essays.

What Highly Selective Colleges Look For in College Applications
May
25
2023

What Highly Selective Colleges Look For in College Applications

Everything you need to know about how highly selective colleges choose their applicants. Real strategies for getting in. Most highly selective colleges look for exceptional attributes. Read on to learn how can you show that in your essays.

How parents can support kids applying to college — without driving anyone crazy
Jan
30
2024

How parents can support kids applying to college — without driving anyone crazy

College application season is stressful for teens, parents, and the whole family. Let's make it a little easier.

Thanks, but no thanks: Why you should skip the New York Times’ “Best College Essays”
May
30
2023

Thanks, but no thanks: Why you should skip the New York Times’ “Best College Essays”

Admissions officers track different stats — they look at how students they admitted perform at the school, their graduation rates, and even how they do after graduation.

Don’t let influencers influence your college essays
Jun
24
2023

Don’t let influencers influence your college essays

There is a meme you know. A guy, no, a “bro,” glances behind him to ogle a beautiful woman who just walked by

College Essay Review Service Comparison - Which of these 4 services is best?
Jan
30
2024

College Essay Review Service Comparison - Which of these 4 services is best?

Good story arc there; vividly written with good pacing, but … college potential?

Your “Academic Score:” College Admission Data Shows Even Great Academics Aren’t Enough to Get You In
Jan
30
2024

Your “Academic Score:” College Admission Data Shows Even Great Academics Aren’t Enough to Get You In

For college admissions, earning a high personal score is more important than earning a high academic score. Here's why.

Your College App Essay is Probably a C+
Jul
21
2023

Your College App Essay is Probably a C+

Your College App Essay is Probably a C+

The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter
Jan
30
2024

The Big Reveal from Harvard’s Admissions Lawsuit: Essays Really, Really Matter

What does it take to get into Harvard? Essays play a bigger role than you think.