The “Why’s” and “How’s” of the Activity Resume

By Gregg Cohen

You may have heard that you should create an activity resume for colleges, but why? What should be on it? And how can you make it stand out?

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You Just Got Back From Visiting Colleges… Now What?

By Gregg Cohen

Winter and spring school vacations are the best time to visit colleges. Waiting until the summer means that college campuses will be empty and quiet and hard to gauge. Waiting until fall of senior year means that you will be extremely busy and it may not happen.

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40 Unique Questions You Can Ask When Touring Colleges

By Gregg Cohen

You may have a picture in your head about what touring a college is like, and you’re probably right. It will likely be a large group of current high school students and their families walking slowly behind a current college student who is walking backwards (dodging puddles and classmates) and pointing out the highlights of…

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When Your Personal Essay Is Too Personal

By Gregg Cohen

You’re told time and time again that the college essay needs to be personal. It needs to give the reader a clear sense of who you are as a person; it’s a way to let the college that you are applying to know all about you. But, occasionally Apply Right counselors read personal essays that…

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6 Things To Do Before You Hit SUBMIT

By Gregg Cohen

November 1 is right around the corner. And, the rest of the college deadlines will come fast and furiously after that. But before you hit that SUBMIT button, here are a few things to keep in mind:

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How to Wow at a College Fair

By Gregg Cohen

Fall… the leaves fall off the trees, the kids go back to school, and admission counselors travel around the country in search of students who would be a good match for their college.  Our Advice from Inside blog series continues, as we tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience of our counseling staff to bring…

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The Demonstrating Interest Sweet Spot

By Gregg Cohen

If you haven’t heard about Demonstrated Interest, it’s time to learn the ins and outs of this important aspect of the college admission process. In this blog we explain what it is and provide you with guidelines for doing it just the right amount. Defining Demonstrated Interest:The degree to which you show a college that…

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Likely, Target, Reach… Oh My!

By Gregg Cohen

As Seniors head back to school and their final year of high school is underway, the reality of college may start to hit. Many students are now stressing about impending application deadlines, completing college essays and making sure they have a well-balanced college list. Sometimes, fear sets in and students begin to think about the…

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