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What Colleges Look For

What Matters to Colleges from Freshman Year of High School?
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By Collegewise Staff
April 11, 2022 | 5 minute read

So you’re a freshman or a sophomore thinking about that 9th grade report card and wondering, “Uhh, how much will colleges care about my C in Biology, since science is my least favorite...

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Testing/Test Prep

What’s so great about Collegewise’s Tutoring & Test Prep?
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By Stefanie Toye
March 28, 2022 | 7 minute read

During calls, presentations, and discussions with our families, we are often asked, “Why should I book tutoring and/or test preparation for the ACT/SAT with Collegewise? Collegewise...

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Course Selection

Spring Break College Visits: Are They Worth It?
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By Verónica Leyva
March 23, 2022 | 5 minute read

Spring break is a great time to visit colleges. Whether you’re near or far from home, the time off of school can be great for touring colleges while students are on campus. But, much like...

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What Colleges Look For

What You Need to Know About Volunteer Hours for College in 2022
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By Vanessa Daves-Poarch
March 14, 2022 | 6 minute read

At Collegewise, there’s one questions our counselors despise being asked: “How many volunteer hours should I do to be a competitive college applicant?”  Volunteering for the sake of looking...

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College Research

What Is a Safety School For College Admissions?
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By Vanessa Daves-Poarch
March 7, 2022 | 4 minute read

When working with Collegewise students to identify what their ideal college experience will look like, we encourage them to start by building a balanced college list. What this means is...

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Testing/Test Prep

AP Test Study Tips
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By Stefanie Toye
February 28, 2022 | 10 minute read

What are the best AP Test prep study tips for 2022? Many high school students have just completed mid-terms or mid-years—awesome job! You can reward yourself for making it through those....

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