Once you've decided on several target schools, it's time to put together the all-important college application! Prepare yourself for success with guidance from experts on topics such as admissions essays, letters of recommendation, and alumni interviews.
Students often view the admissions essay as a chance to show off their "x-factor." Is that the best approach? Hear from admissions officers and current college students about what actually makes a great college application essay.
Don't brag about yourself in the college essay; let others do it for you in their letters of recommendation! Experts explain who to ask for your recommendation letters and how to make sure they have the intended impact on your college application.