Superscoring… What You Need to Know

By Gregg Cohen

What is Superscore?  Superscoring is a policy some schools have by which they will consider a student’s highest section scores from any test date of the same test.  Many students take college admission tests more than once.  If a college superscores, they will take the highest scores from Reading & Writing, and Math (from the…

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Pros, Cons and Practical Advice About Taking a Gap Year

By Gregg Cohen

It’s no surprise that taking a year off between high school and college is a growing trend in America.  The rising number of gap year programs and increase in information about taking a gap year are leading parents to ask the question, “Could a gap year program be right for my son or daughter?”  The…

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How to Write the “Why Us” Essay

By Gregg Cohen

Many colleges ask students to write a supplemental essay with the prompt, “Why are you applying to Amazing University?”  Chances are you will have to write one or more of these during the application rush. Easy, right?  Not so fast!  This essay can be one of the more challenging essays to do correctly.  It requires careful…

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Is it Worth it to Apply for Financial Aid if I Don’t Think I Will Qualify?

By Gregg Cohen

“I don’t think I’ll get anything, is it even worth it?”   I receive that question often this time of year.   Financial aid applications have been compared to a root canal so it’s not exactly something one would choose to do unless it was going to have some benefit.

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Questions Student-Athletes Should Ask During a College Visit

By Gregg Cohen

If you are a student who plays sports in high school, you may want to consider playing in college too.  Talking with a high school coach, friends, family members, college athletes and college coaches can all help you decide if college sports may be right for you.

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Fall To-Do List For Juniors

By Gregg Cohen

While the majority of the college admission world is focused on seniors right now, and understandably so, we don’t want juniors to feel that we forgot about them.  There are important items on their to-do list right now as well. Below are 5 things juniors can be doing now to get a head start on…

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When Colleges Reach Out To YOU

By Gregg Cohen

The college admission process can seem like a cat and mouse game, whereby the student is always chasing and trying to appeal to their colleges of interest.  And, it is like that to some extent; we’ve talked a lot about Demonstrating Interest in previous blogs and why it’s important (read more here). But, there are times…

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At Apply Right the Focus is on Fit

By Gregg Cohen

At Apply Right, we provide students with a list of colleges that are a good fit for each individual. But what does “a good fit” mean?  We break it down for you here.

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Extracurricular Activities: Quality vs Quantity

By Gregg Cohen

The college experts at Apply Right get asked this question a lot, “Which is better, many years of the same activity, or lots of different activities?” There isn’t a simple answer to this, so allow us to explain in this blog post.

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