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Expert Advice from Anne

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Tips From an Expert Career Counselor (March 2023)

Strategizing for College Visits: How to Decide Where to Visit and What to Look For (November 2022)

The Art of Asking for Letters of Recommendation (May 2022)

What You Need to Know About College Interviews (September 2021)

The Six Factors Research Shows Make for the Best College Choice (September 2021)

How Covid-19 Impacted 2020-2021 College Admissions (June 2021)

Considering Public University Honors Colleges and Programs (June 2021)

Tips for Writing Your Main College Application Essay (April 2021)

What does "Optional" Really Mean in College Admissions? (March 2020)

How to Prepare for Upcoming Changes in ACT Administration (January 2020)

Engineering Applicants: Note These Specific Considerations (November 2019)

How and Why to Build a Resume for College Applications (June 2019)

Selectivity in the 2019 Admissions Cycle (June 2019)

Explaining Co-ops, to be Distinguished from Internships (April 2019)

If You're Thinking of Majoring in Engineering. . . (February 2019)

Wanted in College Applicants: A Genuine Desire to Learn (December 2018)

If You're Thinking of Majoring in Communications (October 2018)

Subject Tests: "Recommended" vs "Required" (August 2018)

If You're Considering Being Pre-Med . . . (June 2018)

The Many Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College (June 2018)

Insights into the 2018 College Admissions Cycle (June 2018)

How to Make a Good Impression on Admissions Officers (April 2018)

How Early Action and Priority Deadlines Work (February 2018)

High School Sophomores: It's Time to Start Thinking about SATs and ACTs (February 2018)

SAT or ACT: Which Should You Take? (December 2017)

Predicting Admissions Policies at Selective Colleges in 2025 (October 2017)

When, Why, and How to Create a Resume (August 2017)

Which Application Platforms and Prompts Should You Choose? (June 2017)

Extra-Curricular and Summer Activities: What Matters and What Doesn’t (June 2017)

Common Application Announces its Essay Prompts for 2017-18 (April 2017)

Applying to College as a Student Athlete (April 2017)

How to Use Your Summers Well (February 2017)

Understanding Score Choice and Superscoring (February 2017)

ZeeMee Provides a New Platform to Enhance College Applications (December 2016)

Anne's Advice for Juniors (October 2016)

You Know It's a Reach, So What Can You Do? (August 2016)

Community Service: Why, Where and How Much Should You Do? (June 2016)

The Coalition Application and What it Means
for You (April 2016)

How to Prepare for the Transition to College
(February 2016) 

Why and How to Demonstrate Interest to Colleges (October 2015)

Thinking About Return on Investment (August 2015)

A Guide to Selecting High School Classes Wisely (April 2015)

How Learning Differences Impact the College Application Process (February 2015)

Enrollment Management Seeks "Pointy Students" (February 2015)

Comparing Financial Aid Offers Can Be Tricky (August 2014)

How to Use Social Media Wisely (August 2014)

Athletic Recruiting and the College Admissions Process (June 2014)

How to Choose a Tutor for Standardized Tests (April 2014)

How to Begin Learning About Colleges from the Comfort of Home (February 2014)

Big Data Collection and the College Admissions Process (August 2013)

How Advantageous are A.P. Courses and Exams? (February 2013)

Three Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Writing the College Essay (August 2012)

Summertime with College Applications on the Mind Can Be Fun Too! (June 2012)