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College Admissions 2021: The Data & Changes

College Admissions 2021: The Data & Changes 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

  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

Why Being A Well-Rounded Student Isn’t Enough Anymore 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

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

The Ultimate Guide to College Recommendation Letters 1000 1000 Theo Wolf

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.

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens

Finding Purpose: A Four Step Process for Teens 1000 1000 Lloyd Nimetz

The best process for developing purpose is through action, a purpose project that we call a Spike. This process is more an art than a science, but we liken it to a very simple 4-step framework that our students follow.

Beyond TSL: Monica’s College Journey

Beyond TSL: Monica’s College Journey 940 788 Xueying Chen

Several weeks ago, our featured student and TSL alum Monica spoke with us about how her Spike project experience has opened opportunities for her in college.

A student looks out of her window, gazing at the moon, which represent family connection.

Healing The Whole Family (NYTimes)

Healing The Whole Family (NYTimes) 1280 853 Guest

My parents wanted a better life for me, but they didn’t know that the scars of their own childhood traumas could still cause pain.

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition)

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition) 1000 1000 Larry Liu

Colleges are being forced to rapidly innovate a holistic admissions process that hasn’t been changed in years, all due to COVID-19. Universities and applicants both face significant uncertainty. In this post, we expand upon the issues fueling this uncertainty and how seniors can effectively navigate the upcoming application cycle ahead.