4 Tips For Overcoming College Rejection

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/9/19 5:08 PM / by Empowerly Team

 

1. Gain Some Perspective

College admissions 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.

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer the 2019-20 Common App Essay (Part 2)

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/25/19 11:00 AM / by Lauren Ward

Hello again, and welcome back. We're going through Common App's 2019-20 essay prompts four through seven in this post, and will be addressing how to stand out for each one. For the first part of this two part-series see Essay Scoop: How to Answer the 2019 -20 Common App Essay (Part 1).

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer the 2019-20 Common App Essay (Part I)

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/23/19 11:51 AM / by Lauren Ward

This year, the Common App announced that the 2019-2020 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2018-2019 essay prompts. This is immensely helpful for the team at Empowerly, as we are very familiar with the questions and it also means that students have more time to prepare their responses. 

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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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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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Applying to College As An Asian Student

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/6/18 12:22 PM / by Empowerly Team

Asian applicants often receive different treatment and are held to unique standards in the college admissions process. Having helped Bay Area Asian students through this process and applicants from around the world, I want to share some insights we have learned at Empowerly (www.empowerly.com) related to standing out and demonstrating interest. In this article, I will go over an overview of how Asian applicants are viewed, how they can stand out, and tips we have for all applicants. 

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How To Answer Vague College Essay Prompts

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/29/18 3:52 PM / by Teddy Selverian

 

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Guides: College Admissions Tips from Stanford Grads - How to Write a College Admissions Essay

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/13/18 12:00 PM / by Amanda Orbuch

Ever wondered what you should put in your essay to get into your dream school? Hear advice from Stanford grads on the 4 key elements of a college admissions essay that will make your essay memorable!

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Senior Strategies: Do's and Don'ts of Essay Editing

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/20/17 3:18 PM / by Andy Wang

When it comes down to the wire, there are a couple key points of college essay editing that students should be wary of when nearing a deadline. 

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Senior Strategies: Finishing the UC Application Over Thanksgiving Break

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/22/17 4:55 PM / by Rashi Jindani

I remember as a senior, college applications loomed large around this time of year. And I had barely cracked the UC essays. I sat in my living room, staring at the questions, hoping the essays would just write themselves.

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