As the school year starts to wind down, we can lay back, relax, and start thinking about our impending college search and application process. Nothing stressful about that, right? With senior year just around the corner, college is probably one of the only things on your mind. The summer is a great time to begin your college search and especially start writing your college essay. So, in between binging The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and patiently (or maybe not so patiently) awaiting the release of Orange is the New Black, take a breather and inhale some of the finest college admissions tips and tricks from around the internet. Then maybe you can go back to sitting by the pool while you work on writing your personal statement (obviously).
- The Huffington Post just released a pretty sweet article compiling the prompts from the Common App, Coalition App, UC app, and the Universal App. Check it out all in this one convenient location and get to writing!
- Even though this is your break, it’s important to focus and remember that you need to prepare for the long months ahead that will hopefully get you into the college of your dreams. Check out this Money Magazine article written by our founder, Stacey Brook, about the seven things you should be doing this summer to land that spot at your top college.
- As those supplements start to be released (just adding to the constant stress), we turn again to our founder, Stacey Brook, featured in this Business Insider article with some tricks to nailing the “why” essay!
- After reading through these links, hopefully you’re ready to sit down and get to writing! Here are some tips on how to write your best college essay from a UC reviewer!
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Read our guide to the 2015-16 Common App Essay.