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College Admissions

Hiring a College Consultant: What You Should Consider

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Hiring a college consultant is not altogether different from finding a coach for a triathlon. Here’s what to look for and avoid.

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Colleges Without Supplemental Essays 2021-2022

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College applications are extremely time consuming, thanks mostly to supplemental essays. This post details some of the colleges that don’t require supplements and could make great additions to your college list with little to no time commitment.

Additional Information Common App: How To Write This Section

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The Additional Information section, whether in Common App, Coalition, or the UC application, is a vital opportunity for you to communicate valuable information in your application that might not fit elsewhere. This post breaks down how to fill out this section of those applications.

The Importance of Self-Reflection for Students With Ambition

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The importance of self-reflection for students appears in both a Spike project and colleges applications. But how do you cultivate this skill that is essential for lifelong learning and success?

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College Admissions 2021: The Data & Changes

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  In the same way that Covid has radically transformed so much of our society, it has catalyzed major shifts in the…

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Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore

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Decades before, a well-rounded high school student could easily gain college admission into the most elite schools. However, the elite college admissions system shifted with the times. Knowing how modern college admissions has evolved historically can help today’s applicant understand how to stand out in today’s competitive environment.

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College Brag Sheet: How To Write The Best One Possible

College Brag Sheet: How To Write The Best One Possible 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

If your teacher has agreed to write you a letter of recommendation for college, congratulations! You’ve found someone who wants to vouch…

The Spike Lab’s College Admissions Results 2021

The Spike Lab’s College Admissions Results 2021 1000 1000 Xueying Chen

Congratulations to all of our high school seniors in the Class of 2021 on their college acceptances this year! You did it!

How To Choose Between ACT and SAT, 2021 Edition

How To Choose Between ACT and SAT, 2021 Edition 1200 315 Charlene Chiu

If you’re opting to submit an SAT or ACT score to colleges, this up-to-date guide helps you decide which test to take.

How To Write A Stellar High School Resume

How To Write A Stellar High School Resume 1000 1000 Charlene Chiu

Struggling to write your first resume as a high school student? Check out this guide on how to craft one for an internship or college app.

The Ultimate Guide to College Recommendation Letters

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Recommendations are becoming more important in college apps. We outline why and how you can improve the quality of your recommendations.

CollegeBoard Cancels SAT Subject Tests: An Opportunity for Students

CollegeBoard Cancels SAT Subject Tests: An Opportunity for Students 1000 675 Charlene Chiu

CollegeBoard is discontinuing the SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT essay. Here’s what students can do with their extra time.