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 Do Splitter Candidates Work in the College Admissions Process?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/26/18 7:56 AM / by Empowerly Team

 

Splitter candidates are those that either have a high GPA and low SAT/ACT or vice versa. Often, these types of candidates get left unnoticed or apply to the wrong schools where their strengths are not highlighted.

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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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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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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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Senior Strategies: College Essay Supplements

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/15/17 6:35 PM / by Andy Wang

 With most college essay applications, supplemental essays are often required by schools to accompany the main application essay. What sets these supplemental essays apart from the main essay is that these essays are specifically catered to the college and university that the applicant has selected to apply to. 

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Spotlight: How I Got Into Stanford University 

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/27/17 5:00 PM / by Julia Laurence

 

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