INsights

Perspectives from people who’ve been where you are.

Getting into college is different for every student and parent. To help you make the most of your journey, we’ve gathered thoughts and tips from college students, high school students, parents, teachers and expert, experienced coaches who’ve all been down the road you’re on.

These INsights include firsthand, real world looks at the ins and outs of the college admissions process, including ACT test prep and school selection to campus life and more. Enjoy!
February 20, 2018

You Have Something to Write About

Secret 38 Most application essay prompts boil down to one question: What happened in your life to make you the person you are today? Maybe you didn’t swim from Cuba to the United States to find a better life. Maybe you’ve never climbed Mount Everest, or mined an asteroid. Maybe you’re never led a revolution, or an orchestra or Save the Dodo club. But if you’ve lived this long, you’ve done or experienced something. And that is your secret weapon. If you’ve lived your whole life in the suburbs, behind white picket fences, you might think you have nothing to […]
June 26, 2017

Getting into College is a Science, NOT an Art

LEARN THE FIRST SECRET TO GETTING INTO COLLEGE   SECRET 1 The college application process seems mysterious from the outside. Transcripts, essays, financial aid and letters of recommendation – somehow a small mountain of paper all boils down to a simple yes or no. You get in, or you don’t. You succeed, or you fail. And no one knows why. Actually, I know why. I’ve been coaching students on the process for 26 years. I’ve run essay workshops from California to China and from South Carolina to Saudi Arabia. I’ve also read applications at universities all over the U.S. for […]
June 26, 2017

5 Keys to the Right Fit

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March 17, 2017

Your Personal Brand

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March 17, 2017

They Don’t Teach You this In High School

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