Helpful College/Career Websites

College Visit Tips

80 Questions to Ask on a College Campus Tour, by Bucknell University

College Guy: Get the most out of campus tours, by the Concord Monitor

Virtual College Tours

Virtual Campus Tours, by the Princeton Review. The Princeton Review has compiled a table of colleges and universities with virtual alternatives to on-campus tours. 

The College Tour.  Each episode (apx. 30 min) focuses on a single college or university.  From campus life, academics, housing, sports, activities, and much more… each student driven segment will give you an inside look at what it’s truly like being a student at the featured school. 

Application Guides

College Wise's Common App Guide: How to Make Your Common App a Lot Less Common.  Download it for free HERE

SRAR Guide, by the University of Delaware.  Check out this video guide for eleven steps to complete your SRAR. 

University of California Application Guide.  A step by step video guide for out-of-state students. 

Essay Tips

The CollegeEssayGuy has many brainstorming ideas and essay tips.  Most of his resources are free.  Check out his step by step guide HERE.

How to write your best college application essay, by the University of Rochester

Tulane's Ten Tips for an Epic College Essay

What if I don't have anything interesting to write about in my college essay?, by CollegeVine

For sample essays, check out Connecticut College's Essays that Worked

Other Helpful Articles

Ethical College Admissions: ‘Rejectivity’, by Inside Higher Ed

"Over the past 30 years, the number of colleges and universities that qualify as 'highly rejective' has proliferated. In 1992 there were 20 colleges that admitted fewer than one-third of applicants, according to data provided in that year’s U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” guide; today there are 75 to 80. There were two colleges that admitted fewer than 20 percent, and today that number is closer to 40."

Parents, get ready for college admissions season, by Orlando Sentinel
“…the hard reality is that most students will not get into 100% of the schools they apply to. Many will be met with rejections and they — and their parents — may instinctually wonder what they did wrong. As a former admissions officer at Yale, I write to reassure you that you likely didn’t do anything wrong.” 

Parents: LEAVE NO DOUBT, by Georgia Tech

"As you head into the summer before their senior year, now is the time to be 100% sure they know that your love, pride, and belief in them is based not on where they apply, get admitted, or ultimately go to college."

Senior Survey: How the Pandemic Affected College Applications, by the Mountaineer.  Great advise from the Class of 2021 on how to handle the college admission process!

The Waitlist. Why?!, by Georgia Tech 

Why – and how – showing interest boosts acceptance, by Concord Monitor

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