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Why You Should Submit Your College Applications Now, Not Later

Why You Should Submit Your College Applications Now, Not Later

There are many benefits to turning in your application in advance of the actual deadline. At International College Counselors, we recommend students submit their college applications at least three weeks before the admissions deadline. Why should students aim to get their college applications in early? Here are some reasons.  1. Peak performance. Stress kills productivity. Rushing to get…

How to Write a Remarkable Extracurricular College Supplemental Essays

How to Write a Remarkable Extracurricular College Supplemental Essays

Most colleges require the Common Application personal statement. Many colleges also require applicants to submit additional college supplemental essays. These college supplemental essays ask students to respond to a wide variety of topics: their most meaningful activity or experience, an important community they belong to, even something which brings them joy. Essays – which can…

Keeping the Faith: High School Faith-Based Activities and College Admissions

Keeping the Faith: High School Faith-Based Activities and College Admissions

When it comes to college admissions, a student’s grades and course rigor are the most important factors of consideration. But, without a doubt, a student’s extracurricular activities, including faith-based activities, can make a big difference in an application. Not only are extracurriculars great for students as they develop and discover their interests, but they also…