Author: Aimee Heller

Everything Families Need to Know About University of Florida Admissions (Tips!)

Everything Families Need to Know About University of Florida Admissions (Tips!)

The writer of this week’s blog, ErikMcLeod, a Director of College Advising at International College Counselors shares his expertise with University of Florida Admissions tips. Erik has 13 years of success helping hundreds of students gain admission to the Florida public universities. In addition to touring their campuses extensively and attending the State University System…

How to Maximize Student-Athlete Recruiting Success

How to Maximize Student-Athlete Recruiting Success

When college advisors have initial conversations with prospective college student-athletes for student-athlete recruiting, one of the most common refrains goes something like this: “I want to go NCAA, but I only want to play for a prestigious college or top-ranked team.” On the surface, this approach sounds perfectly fine. After all, you may ask, what’s…

Everything Families Need to Know About The University of Texas at Austin Admissions

Everything Families Need to Know About The University of Texas at Austin Admissions

Test scores are officially required again on the 40 acres!  Last week, The University of Texas at Austin reinstated SAT and ACT requirements as part of the first-year admission process. UT is just one in a growing list of selective universities to require test scores again after most went test optional as a result of…

2024-25 Common App Essay Tips, the Prompts, and How to Answer Them

2024-25 Common App Essay Tips, the Prompts, and How to Answer Them

The Common Application essay prompts are confirmed for the Class of 2025. Get started on your Common App essay now with these Common App essay tips.  Every student using the Common Application is required to complete the Personal Statement, also known as “the Common App essay,” which will be visible to most, if not all,…

The Evolving Landscape of College Admissions: The SAT and ACT Tests in Flux

The Evolving Landscape of College Admissions: The SAT and ACT Tests in Flux

In recent years, the landscape of college admissions has been undergoing significant changes, with perhaps none more prominent than the shifting roles of the SAT and ACT. These standardized tests, long considered crucial components of the college application process, are now facing scrutiny and reevaluation from institutions, students, and policymakers alike. Historically, the SAT and…