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How Applying Early Affects Students

January 18, 2019
Written by Taylor

As the number of applications to colleges across the country continues to rise, more and more students are opting to apply early to their top choice schools. Students hope that this tactic will help them stand out, and it often does increase their likelihood of admission.

How to Make Your Gap Year Count

June 12, 2018
Written by Taylor

Taking off a year between high school and college, also known as a “gap” year, is becoming increasingly popular, but how can you be sure that taking a gap year is a good idea for you?

Community Service Makes a Difference in Admissions

April 16, 2018
Written by Taylor

According to a recent survey of college admissions leaders described in Forbes, 53% of admissions officials consider community service a tie-breaker in their admissions decisions.

How to Get Recruited to College for Squash

March 17, 2017
Written by Taylor

Previously, we’ve covered the key to-do items for aspiring college athletic recruits. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the unique aspects of college squash recruiting. So if you’re a squash player—or the parent of a squash player—and you’re starting to think about the options for college play, read on!

College Sports Recruiting Tips, Part II

January 10, 2017
Written by Taylor

If you’ve been following the tips from our previous post (College Sports Recruiting Tips, Part I), you now have an athletic resume, a preliminary list of colleges, and a growing list of camps, tournaments, and achievements in your sport of choice. Now, it’s time to start getting the word out about your intention to play college sports.