Thursday 20 September, 2018

The secret to gaining acceptance to the Ivy League

BY KRISTEN MOON* Most high school seniors have college admissions on their mind. Many students have the same desire: opening an acceptance letter which says “Welcome to Harvard”. It is no easy feat to be accepted to the Ivy [...]

How to use demonstrated interest to your benefit

BY KRISTEN MOON* If you’ve read about tactics for improving your odds at college admissions, you may have heard the phrase “demonstrated interest.” What “demonstrated interest” means is your level of engagement and sincerity when [...]

Engaging ways to open your Personal Statement

BY KRISTEN MOON* Summer is here and rising seniors have college applications on their mind. The Common Application essays have not changed from last application cycle. Therefore, students can get a head start and use their summer to write [...]

A productive way for high school students to spend their summer

BY KRISTEN MOON* As summer approaches, high school students (and their parents) are trying to find the best and most productive way to spend their time away from school. Many students are asking, “What can I do this summer that will [...]

3 tips for students applying to the Ivy League & highly competitive programs

BY KRISTEN MOON* When applying to these prestigious institutions and programs you must give your absolute best, and you can start as early as you like with your personal development and experience. Here are three guiding concepts to bear [...]

AP Scholar Awards Explained

BY KRISTEN MOON* As May approaches, students are preparing for their AP Exams. AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May. Competitive colleges do not simply look at a student’s GPA; they examine the rigor of the courses. If [...]

AP vs. IB vs. SAT Subject Tests: What’s the Difference?

BY KRISTEN MOON* A common question that high school students have is “What’s the difference between SAT Subject Tests, International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams?” In this post, we’ll see [...]

44 colleges you probably never heard of, but should!

BY KRISTEN MOON* Most people can name 20-30 colleges off the top of their head. There are over 4,000 universities worldwide. I want to introduce you to 44 universities you might not have heard of. If you are looking for great liberal arts colleges [...]

Dispelling The 10 Myths About Studying Abroad In The US

BY KRISTEN MOON The U.S. has the largest number of international students enrolled in its universities (more than 1,000,000). Over 5% of the students studying in the U.S. are foreign students. Universities report that the number of international [...]

5 tips for writing a strong personal statement

The fall college application season is about to kick off, and rising seniors around the world are pondering topics for their personal statements. They all want the same thing – an essay that will help land them in their dream university. [...]