College Admissions

Everything Families Need to Know About University of Southern California (USC) Admissions (Tips!)

Everything Families Need to Know About University of Southern California (USC) Admissions (Tips!)

Debra Barnett, a Director of College Advising at International College Counselors and a proud alumna of the University of Southern California, is the writer of this week’s blog. When it comes to USC admissions tips, she’s the expert. “Remember, there’s a person on the other end of your application; we’re just trying to get to know…

Hidden Gems of South Carolina (Colleges and Universities)

Hidden Gems of South Carolina (Colleges and Universities)

Erik McLeod, a Director of College Advising at International College Counselors, is the writer of this week’s blog on South Carolina colleges and universities. As a college counselor in South Florida for 12 years, and now advising remotely from my home state of South Carolina, I often start the application process by asking students if…

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…

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…

DON’T. GIVE. UP: The Power of a Letter of Continued Interest (LOCI)

DON’T. GIVE. UP: The Power of a Letter of Continued Interest (LOCI)

It’s the last leg of a very, very long and grueling marathon. Your legs hurt, your feet burn, and you are waaay over this whole running thing. What would you do? Better yet, what does the champion do? With the college finish line ahead, we encourage our students: DON’T. GIVE. UP. There’s one last thing…