Tweet Colleges want to know the real you. But getting to know you as a person, your personality, what drives you, what moves you, and what you are passionate about, is difficult for colleges. They can’t figure that out from your grades and admission test scores. (As they say, you’re not your grades and test scores.) So colleges rely on other, more human sources. And one very significant way they gain insight into the real you are through college recommendation letters from your teachers. In fact, as admission test scores have become less of a factor in deciding who is admitted, teacher recommendations and application essays have become more important.
Tweet Local scholarships are not on most people’s list of ways to pay for college. If you’ve never heard of local scholarships, this post is for you. We’ll talk more about this college money source, including how to put yourself in the best position to get one.
Tweet What do your high school courses reveal to college admissions officers? Actually, quite a lot. About this time of year, students pick courses for their next year in high school. This makes now a good time to talk about course selection and why it’s important. You probably don’t think too much about your high school courses, but they can be a strategic tool for enhancing your college application, and at the same time improving your education. So in this post we’re going to focus on why the high school courses your choose are important to colleges.