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College Applications

An Overview of Learning Differences and Disclosing on Applications
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By Amy Chatterjee & Christina Mangano
August 11, 2021 | 4 minute read

Editor’s note: August can be an exciting time of year for rising seniors. The Common Application officially goes live for the upcoming year, ushering with it the start of application...

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Testing/Test Prep

When Should I Take the PSAT?
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By Michal Goldstein
August 9, 2021 | 4 minute read

    When Can I Take the PSAT? Traditionally, the PSAT is offered on a Wednesday and a Saturday in mid-October each year. Schools will choose their test date and will administer the PSAT...

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College Essays

Doing the "Why Us?" Supplemental Essay Well
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By Casey Near
August 5, 2021 | 3 minute read

This is the classic supplemental essay question – "Why are you interested in us?" – and it's a tricky one to do well. Colleges want to make sure you've been an astute college shopper. ...

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Course Selection

How Many AP Classes Should I Take?
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By Anita Gajula
August 2, 2021 | 10 minute read

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College Essays

Five Ways to Go Wrong in College Essays
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By Kevin McMullin
July 28, 2021 | 3 minute read

Editor’s note: For students looking to get ahead with college essays this summer, we’re bringing back some of our favorite (and best) advice on the topic from our founder Kevin McMullin....

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College Research

Don't Be Afraid of the Arts
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By Liz Gyori
July 21, 2021 | 3 minute read

Author’s Note: Although this post targets parents, my hope is that anyone who works with parents and students may find this blog useful and shareable. Students: have you talked with your...

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