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SAT scores, ACT scores, essays, recommendations, extracurriculars, GPA management, early or late…the list is endless! Or is it? Use my free college guides to figure out what to do, when to do it, and how to manage every element of your college application for an easier, more successful college journey!

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Guide to College Applications

Getting into a great college isn’t just about what you do – it’s about what you don’t do, too. If you want the best possible chances of admission, you’ll need to know some of the most common mistakes that can keep you out of your dream schools.

This quick guide to college applications will show you exactly what not to do if you want to put your best foot forward with the admissions committees at your favorite colleges and universities.

Score “Optional” Colleges

More and more schools are becoming “score optional,” a trend giving hope to many parents and students petrified by the prospect of tackling the SAT and ACT.

Unfortunately, this shift isn’t going to reduce the importance of these tests in the slightest.

College Application Questions and Answers

General College Application Questions

Do bad grades kill my chances of getting into the Ivy League?
How important are SAT and ACT scores to college admissions?
Do interviews really matter? Should I do them at all?
What’s the most important thing I need to do to get into my college of choice?
[VIDEO ANSWER] Do American colleges accept the IB exam?

College Selection

[VIDEO ANSWER] How do you recommend students decide which schools to apply and how many?
[VIDEO ANSWER] What is the best way to find a right fit college for a student?

Applying / Applications

[VIDEO ANSWER] Can you explain the benefits of early admissions? And the drawbacks?
[VIDEO ANSWER] Is it ever worth applying to a college just to see what happens?
[VIDEO ANSWER] How does social media play a role in college admission?
[VIDEO ANSWER] How can my daughter apply to schools that will give her the most money?


Are there any topics I should avoid for my college essays?
[VIDEO ANSWER] How should I go about writing my college essay?

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