The Truth About Extracurricular Activities and Highly Selective Colleges

The Truth About Extracurricular Activities and Highly Selective Colleges

Today’s well-rounded applicants are welcome at many colleges but the most selective schools prefer a different shape. They are prioritizing “pointy” students, those who have participated in several activities centered around a theme rather than a variety of disconnected activities. Elite colleges want students whose activities demonstrate commitment to a core interest, belief or pursuit.

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How to Highlight a Summer Job on Your College Application

How to Highlight a Summer Job on Your College Application

College admissions counselors are impressed by students who spend their summers working. There are four places on the Common Application where students can highlight their employment experience. Your choice of where to feature a summer job will depend upon how significant the job is in showcasing your skills, interests and personal attributes compared with your other activities.

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Finding Your Student’s Best Fit College – How the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Can Help.

Finding Your Student’s Best Fit College – How the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Can Help.

With over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, creating a short list of just 8-10 schools can be quite a challenge. The most effective tool I have found to aid students in understanding their personal preferences is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

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The College Tour: Never Too Early

The College Tour: Never Too Early

I started my day in second grade. Then I went to college. Tomorrow, I am going to work -- The College Spy’s top reasons to visit colleges before junior year of high school.

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