College admissions has recently been all over the news because of a terrible scandal that involved dozens of wealthy families illegally bolstering their children's applications to get them accepted into top universities.
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Establishing good study habits can take time and practice, but the sooner you start focusing on forming good practices, the easier it will be to succeed in high school. With every passing year of school, students’ workload gets heavier and more challenging. Students should have a plan to tackle the increasing schoolwork and effective study habits should be an important aspect of that plan.
Visiting college campuses is one of the most exciting parts of the college application process, apart from getting acceptance letters, of course! However, a lot of students don’t know what schools to visit or what questions to ask once they’re there. By being strategic about the schools you visit and the information you gather, you can use your time efficiently and really find a school that’s the best match for you.
Getting into college is a really amazing feeling. You've spent so much time on your essays and checked over your application with so much care, that when you finally get that acceptance it all feels worth it. But so many students focus solely on the “getting into college” part, and tend to forget about the “going to college” part.
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.
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.
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?
Many students ask us how important extracurricular activities are in the college admissions process. It is fairly clear that academics are an important part of admissions, but which parts of the extracurricular story are actually important and how do you determine that? Here at Empowerly, we have spent the past 6 years understanding what colleges care about and helping thousands of students through the college admissions process. In this article, we use our data sorting tool to help you determine how important extracurricular activities are.
First and foremost, liberal arts colleges are not for everyone. Universities have their own list of positives, including larger social groups, more graduate connections, and often much cheaper tuition.
Throughout college admissions history, there has been an ongoing debate regarding the relative merits of public and private colleges. In this blog, we will look at a few myths regarding the whole public vs. private school debate and evaluate the truth behind them. From class registration to class sizes to living standards to alumni networks, there does seem to be some truth to some of the major beliefs about these institutions.