Applying to College Early? Early Action vs. Early Decision

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/9/18 11:00 AM / by Empowerly Team

 

College acceptance rates have been decreasing over the years, and the competition for spots is fierce. Many (but not all) colleges offer accelerated application processes such as early action (EA), restrictive early action (REA), and early decision (ED). In EA/REA/ED, deadlines are in the fall (usually November), and applicants usually hear back from schools in December or January.

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How Does My GPA Affect College Admissions?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/2/18 11:20 PM / by Empowerly Team

One of the most common questions we get asked every year by high school students revolves around course selection. Often students ask how many Advanced Placement (AP) courses they should take, if they should pursue college courses outside of school, or if they should pursue an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. These are good questions, and we have written this article for more details on metrics we have developed to help students determine exact numbers.

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Which College Major Will Increase Admission Chances?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/30/18 1:17 PM / by Julia de Raadt

It’s a question that gets asked a lot at Empowerly - which major should I choose to increase my chances of admission? Or more specifically for example, I’d like to major in bioengineering at this college. Can you tell me what the admission rates are compared to other programs. I may apply to another if my chances decline in choosing this program.

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Don't Let College Interviews Spook You

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/31/18 2:26 PM / by Heather Gupton

College interviews can be an intimidating task, but they are also a really great opportunity to show off your personality. Whether you’re doing an on-campus interview, or an interview with an alumnus near your hometown, here are some tips for making sure you’re ready to impress. 

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The Secret to a Great First Impression in College Interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/17/18 10:47 AM / by George Wigington

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Creating and Formatting a Resume for College

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/25/18 12:00 PM / by Andy Wang

Professional resumes are the bread and butter of applications. Whether it be for colleges or for a job, a professional resume is a quick one page snapshot of one’s professional and academic performance.

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Top 5 Buzzwords In College Admissions 2018: What Do They Really Mean?

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/22/18 6:00 PM / by Amanda Orbuch

Legacy. Demonstrated interest. Grit. In the process of applying to colleges, you will almost certainly come across one or more of these terms. You might have a sense of the definitions of these words, but, to colleges, they often hold a different or more specific meaning. Keep reading to find out what these words (and others) mean in college admissions!

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Guides: Questions to Ask During College Visits

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/9/18 12:00 PM / by Amanda Orbuch

Confused about which questions to ask during college visits? Learn about the questions you should and should not ask the various individuals you will encounter during your tour.

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Guides: How to Plan College Visits for Spring Break

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/4/18 12:00 PM / by Josia Yuan

Spring break is around the corner and a lot of high school juniors are planning on their college visits over this period. In fact, it is highly suggested by school advisors and admission officers that students use college visits as part of their preparation for application. How can you maximize your college visits? 

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Guides: How I Got Into Stanford

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/25/18 12:00 PM / by Amanda Orbuch

Martha Collins, a Stanford alum, shares her Stanford admissions story. She discusses her tips for best approaching the application process and what she feels made her application stand out.

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