Articles & Advice by Tag - Admissions

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By: SAGE Scholars — May 4, 2021
Unsure about how Deferred Admission relates to Early Decision? How about the differences between FAFSA, CSS and EFC? Check out our easy to understand College Admission Glossary so you and your family can be prepared for the college application process.
By: SAGE Scholars — April 2, 2022
What are the biggest factors in making a great impression? In this article we break down some of the key elements admissions officers look for.
By: James Johnston, Ed.D. — July 19, 2022
In a December, 2021, blog, Jenny Rickard, President and CEO of Common App, stated that its goal is to create “a college admissions process that sparks joy rather than anxiety.” For those students applying to the most highly selective colleges, and for those whose financial aid awards will ultimately determine if, or where, they matriculate, that goal, while admirable, is probably not attainable. An analogy, perhaps, would be to suggest that students and alumni of a lower-seeded NCAA March Madness basketball team could, prior to and during the game, watch with no anxiety – only joy. Highly unlikely! Whether the Common App goal, joy rather than anxiety, is relevant for all students is debatable, but it could be more broadly defined to include a second cohort: colleges’ Enrollment staffs.
By: Jessica Dickenson — August 30, 2022
Most students have heard of the SAT or ACT as a part of the college admissions process, but you may be unfamiliar with the TEAS. If you aren’t applying for nursing school, you probably haven’t heard of it before. Nursing students readying to start their degree may encounter additional requirements before they begin college.
By: SAGE Scholars — January 2, 2022
With early application and regular decision deadlines fast approaching, students may feel overwhelmed with the task of writing their essays. At SAGE Scholars, we're here to help prepare the next generation of prospective students for success. During this critical time in students' lives, college essays will be among the essential facets of their applications. Though high stakes, this aspect of the application is also open to the most creativity and personalization. Essays are a chance for students to explain their passions and dreams—while also exploring what makes them who they are. Below, you'll discover some helpful essay writing tips that can separate your application from the rest of the pack!
By: SAGE Scholars — March 15, 2022
We consulted a high school counselor to help break down some of the most common questions about letters of recommendations.
By: SAGE Scholars — May 10, 2022
With so many media outlets covering the negative consequences of social media on students’ admission into college—i.e., admission rescinded for inappropriate content— we’re looking at how students might use these inevitable social media checks to their benefit for admissions committees.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 2, 2022
Receiving a rejection can disguise itself as an opportunity, opening up new avenues of consideration that you otherwise may have ignored.
By: SAGE Scholars — May 16, 2022
Remember, what matters most is content, creativity, and authenticity. You're the star of this show!
By: SAGE Scholars — March 1, 2022
Setting yourself up for success requires thoughtful and strategic long-term planning. We have put together four tips to help you figure out how to maximize your time while setting yourself up for an eye-catching college application.
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