So You Don't Know What to Major In...

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/30/18 2:31 PM / by Heather Gupton

Everyone knows that student who has known they want to be a doctor or a lawyer their entire life. And there are plenty of high school students who have found their favorite subject and are pretty sure they want to major in it. But there are also lots of students who have absolutely no idea, and it can be scary and bewildering if you fall into that category.

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College Admissions - Regular Decision Deadlines 2018-19

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/27/18 7:22 AM / by Julia de Raadt

We all know what it feels like to leave things to the last minute right before an important deadline. Most regular decision deadlines for college admissions fall in January and we want to share them with you so you get you college applications in on time. The table below includes application deadlines for the most popular colleges.

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My Story: Getting Accepted into UC Berkeley's Global Management Program

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/21/18 5:18 AM / by Rachit Pareek

UC Berkeley is a large public research university in California's Bay Area, and last year, its Haas School of Business debuted its Global Management Program (GMP). I've always been passionate about using my skills and resources to make an international social impact, so GMP seemed tailor-made for me.

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5 Facts You Need to Know for College Admissions

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/14/18 10:29 AM / by Empowerly Team

The advent of College Confidential, the rise in applications to US colleges, and  the Tiger Mom phenomenon have all lead to general hysteria around college admissions. Having helped thousands of students in workshops and one-on-one, here are the top 5 facts you have to know.

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How to Get Teacher Recommendations for Ivy League Admissions

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/13/18 10:27 AM / by Empowerly Team

Most colleges require students to submit letters of recommendation from teachers or professors to demonstrate academic potential outside of reported grades. On this recommendation, the teacher has the opportunity to write a letter for the student and submit a few boxes with relative aptitude of the student. In this analysis, we will look at the teacher recommendation, strategies to asking for two or more letters, and shaping letters of recommendation.

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How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/11/18 4:00 PM / by Empowerly Team

Each college application is a potential opportunity for your educational future. It’s tempting to apply to a large number of schools to give yourself plenty of options, but as college application costs continue to rise, how many applications is too many?

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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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