Tag: college application

Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know

May 1st, 2020 / Anthony Sarchiapone / A-List Blog, Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know

From the APs and Subject Exams to the SAT and ACT: Which Tests To Take, and Why In response to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges are increasingly announcing plans to adopt test-optional policies in 2020. Applicants will no longer be required to submit standardized test scores. While there are clear benefits to … Continue reading “Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know”

4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions

April 18th, 2020 / Anthony Sarchiapone / A-List Blog, Uncategorized, / Comments Off on 4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions

By Natasha de Sherbinin, Director of College Advising A-List Education, New York Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown nearly every aspect of college admissions into uncertainty. Institutions are racing to adapt their policies and processes to emphasize social distancing and student safety. As a result, college admissions has changed radically, meaning that families and … Continue reading “4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions”

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Work on Your College Application Essays!

September 13th, 2012 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Work on Your College Application Essays!

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to get going (or continue working) on your college application essays!  Your essays provide an opportunity to distinguish yourself as an applicant beyond the numbers (SAT/ACT scores, GPA etc.) and put a personal stamp on your applications. They allow you to share something about yourself that colleges otherwise wouldn’t know; but, writing an … Continue reading “ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Work on Your College Application Essays!”

College Essay Videos: A-List Advice for Writing Your College Essay

June 3rd, 2011 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on College Essay Videos: A-List Advice for Writing Your College Essay

The college essay is an essential component of any college application. While this doesn’t necessarily mean it holds the same level of importance as your GPA or SAT/ACT scores, it can help distinguish you as a candidate for admission to a college. In an applicant pool filled with students falling in the same score range, … Continue reading “College Essay Videos: A-List Advice for Writing Your College Essay”

College Admissions Essay Advice:

November 10th, 2011 / / A-List Blog, Educational Articles, / Comments Off on College Admissions Essay Advice:

Alan Gelb, author of “Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps,” delivers tips on how to keep a college essay within bounds in The Choice’s recent article, “Advice on Whittling Your Admissions Essay.” As most college admissions essays require that students don’t exceed 500 words, college essay expert, Gelb reveals that it is essential … Continue reading “College Admissions Essay Advice:”

Transfer Applications & Our Summer GRE Course

April 20th, 2015 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on Transfer Applications & Our Summer GRE Course

Looking to Transfer? We Can Help! As former Admission Counselors, our college advisors are ready to help you navigate the transfer process. It’s not too late to submit transfer applications at many schools, and we are happy to help! Our College Advisors are ready to jump in at any point in the process. We can … Continue reading “Transfer Applications & Our Summer GRE Course”

A-List College Advising: Let Us Help You Through the Admissions Process

April 7th, 2016 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on A-List College Advising: Let Us Help You Through the Admissions Process

The journey to college is undeniably stressful. With over 5,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. alone, each with their own specific admissions requirements, it can be daunting to know how to even begin your college search. If you’re having trouble figuring out how or where to start, A-List college advising can help. Whether you’re … Continue reading “A-List College Advising: Let Us Help You Through the Admissions Process”

Early Decision: What is it and is it Right for Me?

October 3rd, 2016 / alisteducation / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on Early Decision: What is it and is it Right for Me?

This blog post was written by A-List College Advisor, Callan Suozzi-Rearic. Fall is here and college admissions season is in full swing! This means only one thing in October: everyone is talking about early decision, or “ED”. But the big question is: what is early decision, and why should you consider it? So, first thing’s … Continue reading “Early Decision: What is it and is it Right for Me?”

Successful College Advising Seminar with Anna Marie Smith & Michael Binder

February 10th, 2015 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on Successful College Advising Seminar with Anna Marie Smith & Michael Binder

This past Sunday, February 8th, A-List Director of College Advising, Anna Marie Smith and President of Your College Navigator, LLC, Michael Binder came together to discuss college admissions. Topics discussed included: Gaining admissions and scholarships in today’s highly competitive college environment How students can maximize both their admissions and scholarship potential! The application review cycle from a former university Admission … Continue reading “Successful College Advising Seminar with Anna Marie Smith & Michael Binder”

Sharing vs Oversharing on Your College Admissions Essays

June 20th, 2014 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on Sharing vs Oversharing on Your College Admissions Essays

The gravity of crafting a unique college admissions essay is immense, as it creates the visualization of an actual person beyond the caliber of grades, test scores and extracurricular activities. College admissions officers face many enthusiastic students, so some applicants turn to the method of utilizing peculiar anecdotes or bizarre revelations in their prose to … Continue reading “Sharing vs Oversharing on Your College Admissions Essays”