Best Practices Webinar for IECs Using College Essay Organizer

Come see why consultants who attended our last webinar are saying, "I used your site a good deal before but now I live on it with my clients."

  • Discover advanced tips on using all features (eg, uploading drafts, sending notes, and using the alert system)
  • Learn how to best interpret each student's RoadMap
  • Get answers to all your specific questions, no matter how big or small

This special one-hour webinar is Tuesday, October 9, at 1 pm EST.

                           Click here to register now - space is limited

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College Admissions Tips for Juniors

Now is the time to start getting organized for the college application process.

All the college admissions talk seems to be about seniors in the fall, but here's a great article describing what juniors should be thinking about this October. There are lots of things that you can be focusing on to start gearing up for next year. Here are a few highlights:

  • This is the most important year to make your grades shine, so keep your nose in the books and try to do your best work. Evaluate your weaknesses, and work out a plan to strengthen them. This might mean getting extra help from a teacher, studying with friends, or seeking outside help.
  • Even if you don't prepare for the PSAT, you should view it as an accurate assessment of how you may perform on the SAT. Take advantage of that opportunity to uncover your weak areas so you know what to focus on when you bear down for the real thing.
  • Continue to participate in your extracurricular activities, taking on leadership roles wherever possible.
  • Begin to explore colleges that might be a good fit, and make plans to visit schools during days off.

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Over 1,000 Scholarship Essay Questions in College Essay Organizer

When using College Essay Organizer, keep in mind that we have more than 1,000 scholarship essay questions, none of which are even mentioned on the Common App. The Essay QuickFinder and Essay RoadMap tools will help you find department-specific and scholarship essays you didn't even know existed opening up opportunities for students to get free money for college. If financial aid is important to you, here are a few schools worth taking a second look at:

  • Wake Forest University (3 required questions and 3 scholarship questions)
  • Elon University (2 required questions, 1 optional question, 4 scholarship questions, 6 program-specific questions, and 1 special applicant question)
  • University of Kentucky (8 scholarship questions and 4 program-specific questions)



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University of Washington-Seattle Is Updated for the 2012-2013 Season

University of Washington-Seattle with 1 Optional, 1 Special Applicant, & 3 Required Questions is now updated for the 2012-2013 college application season. It was the last school to be updated in the top 200 schools. While there are still some remaining schools that have still not released their applications, the most popular schools all have their applications live, so there is no longer any reason to delay writing those college essays!

There are, however, 31 schools in the top 200 that still have scholarship or program-specific questions that have not yet been released for the new season. These schools have notes above the requirements so that our College Essay Organizer members can clearly see which questions have not yet been confirmed. Know that our researchers continue to check for those remaining questions, and will update them when possible.


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