Picking the schools you’re going to apply to is kind of liking a dating game, only a lot more serious. In this episode you’ll figure out which qualities matter most to you in your college experience, how to prioritize your wish list of school attributes, and research strategies for finding those perfect schools (including some hidden gems!). By the end, you will have crafted your target list of schools — safeties, middles and reaches — that are just right for you, and vice versa.
The SAT/ACT is critical to your application package. Find out which test you’re most likely to excel at, how to put together an effective testing schedule, and how to avoid test taking anxiety and other test pit-falls. We’ll also show you how to pick the right preparation plan for you and choose the class, tutor or self-study program that will give you the very best results.
Are a few focused extracurricular activities optimal or is a diverse list of activities preferable? How can your extracurriculars help you to be more than just the sum of your numbers? Which activities don’t belong on your resume at all? Find the answers to these and many more questions in this episode, in which we guide you through the process of crafting a truly outstanding brag sheet.
Your campus visits can and should be much more than just guided tours! Find out what you need to do before, during and after your trips to get the most out of them. You’ll learn about the important connections you can make on campus, the kinds of questions to ask, and key do's and dont's for your visits.
Asking teachers for recommendations can feel intimidating, but it’s an essential part of the application process. Find out the best way to approach teachers, how to pick teachers who will enhance your application package, and which ones to avoid. You’ll also learn tips to help ensure they write you glowing recommendations, which is what you absolutely must have.