Season 2, Episode 4: College Tours

Why are college tours important? Colleges are becoming more interested in Informed Interest and Demonstrated Interest. Informed Interest: How well a student knows a college and how he or she plans to contribute to the campus environment.  Show informed interest through compelling supplemental essays and interviews. Review your research over the summer that went into building your... Continue Reading →

Choosing colleges can be tricky and confusing. In this episode, we delve into how to choose your colleges, what type of colleges there are, and other unique advice! A few of the questions we answer in this episode are:  Introduction to Colleges: UC Schools, Public Schools (State Schools), Regional Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Research Universities, International... Continue Reading →

Season 2, Episode 2: College Essays

There are 2 types of essays: Personal Statements (main essay) and Supplemental Essays (the essays that each college will ask for separately). College essays are an excellent way (and one of the only ways besides teacher recs) to provide additional insight to your characteristics, personality and overall strengths. It is absolutely an opportunity to share your... Continue Reading →

Tune in to this episode as we recap on Season 1's biggest tips, tricks, and advice for high school students. We cover the following topics: GPA Standardized Tests Extracurricular Activities Summer Activities Teacher Recommendations Interviews Common Application UC Application And more...!   iTunes: CLICK HERE Podomatic: CLICK HERE

The UC Application was created for California residents specifically, to help close the achievement gap specifically for lower income applicants. Here are some basic information about the UC Application: Requirements: All UC campuses have the same minimum requirements for freshmen to ensure that all students are prepared to be academically successful at the University. Selection:... Continue Reading →

Due to the amount of questions we have been receiving from various students and parents, we decided to do something unique and special in this podcast. Join us as we delve into 2 case studies of students and what our counselors would recommend to improve their chances of admissions to their dream schools!  The case studies... Continue Reading →

The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 693 member colleges and universities in 48 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, and many European countries (Wikipedia). According to the Common App, its mission is... Continue Reading →

College interviews are usually done by alumni of the school, college interviews are a way for admissions to not only get to know you but to give you an opportunity to get to know them (the school you are applying to). There are 2 types of interviews: Pre-Application Interviews and Post-Application Interviews. Pre-Application Interviews happen BEFORE you... Continue Reading →

In this podcast, our counselors delve into teacher recommendation letters. Teacher recommendations are required for most schools on the Common Application and can be requested by schools like UCBerkeley after applying to them. Teacher recommendations provide insight to admissions on your characteristics, personality traits, and your abilities beyond just an academic student in the classroom.... Continue Reading →

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