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College Admissions

Crafting Your Candidacy Story

Crafting Your Candidacy Story 800 466 Lloyd Nimetz

In early high school, you shouldn’t be writing your college application yet, but it is important to have a clear story. At The Spike Lab, we think about your story as the north star that guides and aligns all of your activities, classes, etc during high school. Check out this article to learn about what makes a good story.

The Top College Rankings for International Students, 2019 Edition

The Top College Rankings for International Students, 2019 Edition 800 519 Theo Wolf

This year, US News drastically changed its rankings. Find out how this affects your college search and which rankings are best for international students as you begin your college search.

How to Choose Between the ACT and the SAT, 2018 Edition

How to Choose Between the ACT and the SAT, 2018 Edition 750 483 Larry Liu

The international version of the ACT is now taken by computer instead of by pen and paper. Because of this, we’ve changed how we recommend this test compared to the SAT.

What to Put in the Additional Information Sections of the Common App, Coalition, and the University of California (UC) Applications

What to Put in the Additional Information Sections of the Common App, Coalition, and the University of California (UC) Applications 778 483 Theo Wolf

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.