7 – The Supplemental Essay – Boosting Your Application to the Max

Just because supplemental essays are short doesn’t mean they are easy. Join us in exploring essays answering why college, why major, extracurricular, speed dating, and your background prompts.

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2017-2018 Princeton Supplement: large supplement that covers a lot of topics other supplements cover

2017-2018 Harvard Supplement: good essay examples

2018-2019 UChicago Supplement Essays: strange essay topics

2017-2018 UPenn Supplement Essays: good essay examples

2017-2018 Brown Supplement Essays: good essay examples with additional advice on prompts

2017-2018 MIT Supplement Essays: good essay examples

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6 – Clashing with Class Rank with Kevin Bai in Plano, Texas

We talk with Kevin Bai about how he helped lead the movement to end class rank in Plano ISD, how class rank hurts students, and why colleges don’t really care about it.

We’d like to extend another big thank you to Kevin Bai for coming onto the podcast and being our first of many guest speakers! Let us know if you would like us to feature more guests in the future. Please leave any questions/comments for Kevin or the rest of us in the comment section below or on our Contact Us form.

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Plano ISD Class Rank Removal News Clip

Local Article on Plano ISD Class Rank Removal

Actual Petition Used in this Movement

 

Plano Star Courier Article on Class Rank Removal

Washington Post Article on Class Rank and Effect on College Admissions

Stats on Schools Valuing Class Rank

Article on Valedictorian Success

 

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5 – The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Early Decision and Early Action

The November early application deadline is coming up quickly: learn about the differences between early action, early decision, early decision 2, and regular decision, whether applying early is advantageous, how you should pick between all your options, and what you should do if you are deferred.

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Helpful Article on Early Action vs Early Decision

List of Early Action Schools

 

Huntsman Program at The University of Pennsylvania

University of Virginia

Princeton University Single-Choice Early Action

University of Chicago Early Decision 1 and 2

List of Schools with Rolling Admissions

Early vs Regular Application for The Ivy League

 

SAT/Subject Tests Dates

ACT Dates

 

Common Application Essay Prompts

 

Lacy Crawford Book Review

4 – Slaying the Beast: The Essay

We talk about best practices for writing college essays, brainstorm ideas for the CommonApp and ApplyTexas prompts, and explain how you can get feedback on your essays.

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Common Application

Apply Texas

University of California Application

 

Colleges Accepting the Common Application

Common Application Prompts

 

Coalition Application

Colleges Accepting the Coalition Application

 

Essay Tips by the Common Application

3 – Senior Summer

We know summer just started, but it’s time to start thinking about the fall and college applications. We talk about what rising seniors need to be doing this summer to get ready from testing to essays and so much more.

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Register for the SAT

Register for the ACT

Register for SAT 2 Subject Tests

AP Tests

SAT/Subject Tests Dates

ACT Dates

All SAT 2 Subject Tests with average scores

Score Choice

Colleges and Required Subject Tests

SAT/ACT Scores by University (for best information visit the university’s website or Princeton Review Page for the university)

Which test to take?

Common Application

Common Application Essay Prompts

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Making a Summer Plan

Exploring College Options

Exploring Educational Excellence

College Interview Tips

2 – What’s Common about the Common App

Join us to explore the various bits and pieces of the Common App: the profile, the honors, the extracurricular, and much more.

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Common Application

Schools Using the Common Application

Universal Application

ACT

SAT/AP Tests

National Merit Scholarship

Common Application Essay Prompts

Common Application Honors Section Help (another helpful link)

Common Application Activities

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

All-American Scholar Award for Debate

Chinese Institute of Engineers Young Achiever Award in DFW

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Calvin Coolidge Scholarship

Jefferson Scholars University of Virginia

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

AP Scholar Awards

National Honor Society

1 – Hello World!

Join us to learn about picking between schools to apply to, touring schools, and “target” schools with some intermittent dissing of different schools’ campuses… #sorrynotsorry

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Michael Gao

Nhi Nguyen

Dominic Cischke

Register for the SAT

Harvard

Brown

Dartmouth

Princeton

College Fly in Programs

Discover Swarthmore

Seeking Opportunities at Rice

Safety, Target, and Reach Schools

NYU Abu Dhabi

Merit Based vs. Need Based Aid

Cambridge

London School of Economics

Columbia in Paris

UK Schools

University of Southern California

Vanderbilt

University of Virginia

University of Texas at Austin

Amherst

Williams

Boston College

Grinnell

NYU

UT Honors Program

Rice

UT Southwestern