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S107 - You don't need a title to be a leader.
Collegewise founder Kevin McMullin is back to discuss the fundamentals of leadership as it relates to college applications. Find out why being elected class president won’t impress admissions officers, why some of the most compelling stories of high school leadership come from students who aren’t formally in charge of anything, why some of the best opportunities to lead lie within your own passions and community, and how a kid named David Husslebee made a name for himself with a set identical Hawaiian shirts.
2020-2021 Collegewise Guide to the Common App
Completing the Common Application is no easy task, which is why we have crafted the 2020-2021 Collegewise Guide to the Common App. Filled with expert knowledge and tips this easy read will have your Common App looking its best.
Forbes: The Journey To College In The Age Of COVID-19
Collegewise Founder and Head of Talent Kevin McMullin contributes a timely article to Forbes regarding the changing college admissions journey.
Building a Balanced College List
How many schools should I apply to? What exactly do counselors mean when they describe a school as "reach"? Get answers to these questions (and more) as Katie Sprague walks you through the Collegewise approach to building a balanced college list.
3 College Admissions Stats You Should Actually Care About
Statistics can be deceiving. Collegewise's Arun Ponnusamy breaks down a few admissions stats you only *think* you know.
Paying for College: A Primer
The idea of trying to pay for college can be intimidating. The potentially big bills and the seemingly complex system of applying for financial aid and scholarships can be enough to stop some families from taking the productive steps they need to take to help finance their children’s educations. So here’s my primer on the topic.
Should Parents or Kids Pay for College
I’ve seen a few stories in the press debating whether parents should pay for their kids’ college educations, or whether the time has come to shift that responsibility to the student. But whenever possible, I recommend that students and parents pay for college together as a partnership.
We are thrilled with Collegewise. Our counselor calmed and guided us through the journey, and most of all, she made what many of our friends told us was an incredibly stressful process into a stress-free journey, and at the end, Adam had several great school acceptances.
MARK, PARENT OF ADAM
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Collegewise has worked so hard to keep Colin focused on his essays and applications, and they provided incredible feedback on his drafts. They let his individuality shine in his writing, and we think that had so much to do with his getting accepted to Brown. Collegewise played such a big part in getting Colin into the college of his choice and starting him down the road to future success.
KEN AND KIMBERLY, PARENTS OF COLIN
Collegewise made the application process painlessly achievable, and unbelievably, all of my kids had fun. Our counselor introduced colleges that were not on our radar but ended up on everyone's final list. I felt very comfortable stepping away and letting my kids work independently with guidance from their counselor, who managed the process from start to finish. The assistance we received was worth every penny.
KATHLEEN, PARENT OF RILEY
My time with Collegewise was extremely helpful, especially because I was balancing applying to 18 colleges while still having my schoolwork plus sports schedule. My counselor kept me on track with specific due dates so I could finish everything about three weeks ahead of time. In addition, her support with my essays really helped set my applications apart!
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA