5 Questions with Lech Harris

Get to know our essay coaches! We sat down to interview Lech Harris, one of our College Admissions Specialists! What were you looking for in a college when you applied? I grew up in a small town in Iowa; needless...

5 Questions with Kevin Trudel

Get to know our essay coaches! We sat down to interview Kevin Trudel, one of our College Admissions Specialists! What is one thing you wish more students knew before applying to college? Fit matters. It is not just another buzzword....

5 Questions with Jordan Holmes

Get to know our essay coaches! We sat down to interview Jordan Holmes, our Assistant Director of College Admissions! What is one thing you wish more students knew before applying to college? It’s going to be okay! Making the “right”...

5 Questions with Alyssa Coltrain

Get to know our essay coaches! We sat down to interview Alyssa Coltrain, our Director of College Admissions.  What is one thing you wish more students knew before applying to college? At the end of the day, your college experience...

How to Brainstorm Your Personal Statement

The most important work on college application essays comes before you write the very first word of your very first draft of your very first essay. Brainstorming is the essential first step in the college application essay writing process. While...

Writing the Identity Essay

In the summer of 2023, the United States Supreme Court determined that the admissions programs used by the University of North Carolina and Harvard University violate the Constitution’s equal protection clause. The decision restricts colleges’ ability to consider a student’s...

Why Rankings Matter Less than You Think

Every year, the US News and World Report publishes its rankings of the top National and Liberal Arts universities in the country. These schools represent some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States and enjoy the benefits of...

Building Good Study Habits

“I have this huge test I have to study for.” This is an email or text message that we get from our students all the time. It makes sense, after all. Grades and rigor are the most important of the...