When it comes to applying to college in the US, there are a lot of moving parts. This can be overwhelming at times and missing even a single part can render your entire application incomplete. In this blog post, we’ll take you through a broad overview of the entire application and briefly discuss the strategy for each part along with some recommendations.
For centuries, colleges have been bastions of wealth and power. Now, they’re trying to reform their image. For many, this is welcome news, but if you’re wealthy this could influence how colleges view you as an applicant.
Are Asians judged at a higher standard than everyone else by US College Admissions? This blog post explains this hotly debated topic and provides some practical tips for Asian applicants.
“It’s a Trap!” — Five clubs to avoid in high school (unless you really, really love them)
We are frequently asked about the pros and cons of various clubs and activities, so we’ve summed up our general insights about some of the clubs that are time “traps” because they don’t help nearly as much as people think.
This article covers some general insights of medical majors and specialized pre-medicine college programs. Find out which program is perfect for you right now!
“Is it safe?” Many international students have been wondering how safe it’ll be for them to study in the U.S. under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Read this post to get a sense of how Trump’s campaign and victory is affecting the education world.
According to the US Department of Education, there are approximately 2,300 four year degree-granting colleges in the US. The average international student is familiar with a very small percentage of these. How should you go about narrowing down your list to the short list of (6-10) colleges that you’ll eventually apply to?
Don’t make the common mistake of only applying to the highest ranked US colleges. It’s more important to first figure out which colleges are the best fit for you and then aim for the top colleges on that list.
Five Biggest Mistakes International Students Make When Applying to US Colleges
This post was made in partnership with Forbes Asia and covers some of the largest mistakes international students make when applying to colleges in the states.
When it comes to developing a deep achievement Spike, passion is an essential ingredient. But for most students, discovering passion is no easy task. Like most students, you probably have too many interests and even deciding on a place to start is a challenge.
It’s hard to know where to start studying for the ACT. This post outlines a few resources to help students prepare to self-study for the test.
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.