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College application season is just around the corner, and with over 4,000 degree-granting institutions in the US, finding the schools that you’ll be applying to is hard. Finalizing your list is the first step in setting yourself up for success and can help you manage your college application stress. Here are some of our quick tips on creating your college list:
College visits are important, and can often be the lynchpin in your decision on whether or not to apply to—or attend—a school. However, college visits can get expensive, and finances often present a barrier for prospective students that prevents them from coming to check out a school in person. If finances are getting in between you and your college visit, check out our tips for alternatives for a campus tour:
Regardless of whether you’re pursuing a career in STEM, social sciences, or the arts it is important to continue your growth in literacy. In previous book club posts, we’ve talked about how reading can act as a calm space in the craziness of college preparation, as well as develop your writing and creative thinking skills. In addition to these outstanding literacy benefits, reading regularly can provide you with new experiences, perspectives, and life lessons that will help you become a more well-rounded student and individual. With that said, here are few reads to add to your spring reading list:
Demonstrated interest is when a student engages with a college to signal the student is serious about attending the college. Colleges care because students who show high levels of demonstrated interest are more likely to attend the college if accepted.
1. Gain Some Perspective
The college admission process is a tough, grueling and competitive process. If you’ve been working your entire childhood and teenage years towards the lofty goal of attending Stanford or purchasing a Harvard sweatshirt, it can definitely feel soul crushing when you get rejected from your dream school(s). It’s important to arm yourself with stats - admissions rates, median scores and percentiles, etc - as well as some realistic inspiration.
We already know that community service is an amazing way to show a commitment to giving back and making the world a better and brighter place. What you may be unsure of is how to integrate your interests with your volunteer work, so Empowerly is here to help.
Are you looking for community service opportunities that relate to STEM? If you’re headed on the STEM track, you should look for volunteer opportunities that allow you to practice and provide your expertise in science, technology, engineering or math.
There are two types of statements typically listed on a resume - either the objective statement or the summary statement. Below are examples of each:
As promised, we are back with our book recommendations for February! If you missed our first post in January, we talked about the positive impact a love for reading can have on college readiness.
In the midst of college applications, extracurricular activities, and school assignments it is important to allow yourself to come to a quiet place and wind down. One thing that can help you destress after an insane day or a never-ending week is immersing yourself in a book.
Now that the college admissions process has shifted to a long wait until offers are announced, the next step is figuring out cost of attendance. Universities use a mix of internal policy, FAFSA , and CSS profile to determine both the type and amount of aid students receive.