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Early Action vs. Early Decision: An Overview and Strategic Tips

Early Action vs. Early Decision: An Overview and Strategic Tips

For students who hope to gain an advantage in the competitive college admissions process, applying Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED) can be a strategic move. Early Action vs. Early Decision These early application options can significantly enhance a student’s chances of acceptance, making it a wise choice whenever feasible. Among the myriad colleges…

Crafting a College List: Tips for the Strategic Approach

Crafting a College List: Tips for the Strategic Approach

Theoretically, a student could apply to more than 4,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. However, not all colleges will suit every student’s unique needs and aspirations, so it’s neither practical nor advisable to apply to an excessive number. Majors, campus life, size, and location all play a significant role in determining the right fit….

The Importance of Demonstrating Interest             in College Admissions

The Importance of Demonstrating Interest in College Admissions

“Demonstrated interest” is a powerful tool in the college admissions process. When one demonstrates interest in a college, it shows the admission committee that a student is genuinely interested in attending. Admission readers often see students who exhibit this interest as more likely to enroll if accepted. Because a school’s ranking can be influenced by…

College Supplemental Essay Tips for College Admission

College Supplemental Essay Tips for College Admission

In addition to the 250-650 word Common Application essay (aka the Personal Statement) that is required by most colleges, many colleges also require one or more additional essays and/or short-answer questions specific to their institution. Supplemental essays are typically—though not always—shorter, and they ask students to answer a more specific prompt. A student’s main Personal Statement should help…

Why Choose International College Counselors for Your College Admissions Support

Why Choose International College Counselors for Your College Admissions Support

Celebrating our 20th anniversary is a true testament to the work of International College Counselors and the thousands of families who have trusted us every step of the way with college admissions support. As part of their application, many colleges ask students to explain why they want to study at that particular institution. And just…