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Kevin McMullin

Kevin McMullin is the founder and Head of Talent at Collegewise. He is the author of If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted and pens at least one entry every day here on his blog. Kevin is a graduate of UC Irvine with majors in English and history (where he answered, “What will you do with those majors?” approximately 783 times), and he has a college counseling certificate from UCLA.

Advice for Parents

Let Tomorrow Happen
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By Kevin McMullin
November 24, 2021 | 2 minute read

Parents, while your kids are still in the house, you don’t have to wonder if you’ll all be sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner together. Whether you’re at your home table or visiting...

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What Colleges Look For

Ten Ways to Make Valuable Contributions
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By Kevin McMullin
November 3, 2021 | 3 minute read

Too many high school students view their success in group activities as measured only by accolades or official titles. But there are lots of ways you can make valuable contributions that...

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College Applications

Pre-submit Panic
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By Kevin McMullin
October 27, 2021 | 2 minute read

Seniors, if you’re rushing to complete your applications for November 1 early deadlines, here’s a tip meant to calm, not terrorize you. Expect to panic.

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College Essays

How to Write a College Transfer Essay
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By Kevin McMullin
October 25, 2021 | 4 minute read

Students applying to transfer to a different college usually don’t have to worry about taking the SATs or balancing AP classes like you did in your high school days. But you’ll probably...

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College Essays

Looking for college essay examples?
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By Kevin McMullin
October 18, 2021 | 3 minute read

Be careful where you look for essay inspiration. When I was preparing to apply to college, someone gifted me a book containing what the author promised were successful college essays. I...

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Advice for Parents

Don't Let Fear Drive the Bus
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By Kevin McMullin
October 13, 2021 | 2 minute read

Fear can sometimes be a healthy emotion. That big upcoming chemistry test, that big game next week, that big dog baring its teeth–fear can put an end to dawdling and move you to...

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