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Application Essay, Personal Statement, and Statement of Purpose – What Are They?

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 26th, 2012

Share Now that application deadlines are just around the corner, today we’ll take a look at the main types of admissions writing. These terms get thrown around a lot at this time of year, so it may be helpful to dissect each and provide a bit more in-depth information. Application Essay, Admissions Essay, and Admission [...]

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5 Tips for Stress-Free College/Graduate Applications

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 14th, 2012

Share September has arrived and with it, the start of another academic year. While it can always be challenging to refocus on school after time away, students who plan to apply to college, graduate school, or a professional program this year face an added burden on top of regular academic and extracurricular commitments. If you’ll [...]

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Keeping it Personal

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 4th, 2011

Share Your personal statement is precisely that: it is unique to you.  But after having read countless examples of personal statements, you’re probably wondering how best to set yours apart. There are many effective strategies, but today’ we’re going to focus on just three of them in this post. Facts, Facts, Facts: They Distinguish You [...]

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Start Early

By Ryan Hickey + updated on May 4th, 2011

Share One of the most common questions I hear at this time of year is, “What can I do to prepare for application essays this far in advance?” Unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer; some even say that there’s no reason to worry about essays until closer to your application deadlines. I [...]

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Three Scholarship Essay Tips

By Ryan Hickey + updated on March 22nd, 2011

Share While the application season itself is winding down, there’s still a lot of admissions work to be done. Even if you haven’t received a single acceptance or rejection, it’s not too early to start thinking about next steps. One of those next steps is funding. School is already expensive (there’s an early contender for [...]

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Application(s) Submitted – Now What?

By Ryan Hickey + updated on February 23rd, 2011

Share First off, if you’ve made it to this point in the application process, I have one thing to say: CONGRATULATIONS! Applying to any sort of school today is no easy task, and that moment when you finally click “Submit” or drop an envelope into the mail represents months of hard work. So before you [...]

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Technical Pitfalls of Online Applications

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 25th, 2011

Share Modern technology has made many things much easier, from communication and travel to business processes and finances. The admissions process is no different, as applicants nowadays can take advantage of streamlined standardized testing, detailed admissions websites, and even online applications. All of that technological progress, however, has not been without occasional glitches. And for [...]

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