Well, there’s no denying it: school’s back in session, the weather’s starting to turn, baseball season is winding down while football season ramps up, and the days are noticeably shorter. Yep, fall’s just around the corner, which means that college application season has arrived.
Today, I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a service that can be extremely helpful for high school seniors (and even juniors and sophomores) who are researching colleges and planning their admissions journeys. It’s called StudentEdge, and it offers a place for college applicants to conduct research, make schedules, and just generally take charge of the entire admissions process. I’ll be the first to tell you that applying to college today is an extremely complicated endeavor; from standardized tests, to campus visits, to dozens of essays and recommendations, applicants have their hands full just keeping track of everything, much less getting stuff done.
That’s why a service like StudentEdge is so valuable. It provides a wealth of information about admissions, allows you to research specific schools based on criteria you select (like location, size, selectivity, average GPA, degrees offered, and a whole host of others), allows you to create a custom college list based on your unique preferences, and even enables you to create a custom to-do list based on where you are in the admissions process. Heck, even though I’m not applying anywhere, I have a StudentEdge account because it’s a great place for me to conduct my own research on specific schools.
And I’d be remiss not to mention one other thing: it’s free. All you need to do to take advantage of all those tools is to create an account. There’s no one-time-fee or recurring monthly charges.
Of course, there’s also a substantial amount of material specific to essay writing, including a tutorial based on many of the same principles our EssayEdge editors use when providing their one-on-one advice to clients.
It’s difficult to describe all of the great features that are a part of StudentEdge, so I encourage you to check it out yourself at www.studentedge.com. With many application deadlines a lot closer than you might think, especially if you’re applying early, now’s a great time to get organized. Anything you can do to give yourself more control over the admissions process will make your admissions journey substantially easier.