College Applications

30 01, 2024

👋 Hey Juniors! If you ever feel like you’re stuck on the Extracurricular Hamster Wheel, this guide is for you! (2024)

By |2024-02-01T23:54:13+00:00January 30th, 2024|Activities and Extracurriculars, College Applications|0 Comments

❓I receive tons of questions about how many extracurriculars are necessary and whether a kid’s chances will be hurt because they haven’t performed at Carnegie Hall, been speaking Mandarin since they were five, or cured cancer. I get it. It’s an ...

22 12, 2023

The 2023 Procrastinator’s Guide to Super Quick, Super Personal Applications and Essays. Yes, even all you last-minute beautiful humans out there have an awesome app just itching to make its way out!

By |2023-11-13T20:37:33+00:00December 22nd, 2023|Admissions Journey Timeline, College Admissions, College Applications, College Essays|0 Comments

🤓 If you’re a procrastinator like me, you might have put off starting your applications until now. Not to worry – it’s not too late! But it's definitely time to get this party started – like right now. (If you only ...

1 11, 2023

Hello Early Birds! The first major early app finish line has passed for 2023, and I know you’re all ready for a break and a deep breath! What’s next? Some basic advice and suggestions.

By |2023-10-16T19:07:41+00:00November 1st, 2023|Admissions Journey Timeline, College Applications, Early Applications to College|0 Comments

Hello Early Bird Applicants! It’s Celebration Time! The first major early app finish line has passed, and I know you’re all ready for a break and a deep breath. So…. You did it!  You successfully completed and submitted your first round ...

25 10, 2023

Are you California dreaming? Here’s what you need to know about those UC PIQs (2023 Updates)

By |2023-10-09T19:27:25+00:00October 25th, 2023|College Applications, College Essays, Supplemental Essays|0 Comments

Some general tips about the UC application: When creating your UC account, you should choose one email address and stick with it throughout the entire application cycle. School email addresses aren’t recommended due to how they tend to shut down after ...

11 10, 2023

College Admissions is getting real real now. Here’s your 2023 Mid-October Checklist and Reminders

By |2023-09-07T19:36:11+00:00October 11th, 2023|Admissions Journey Timeline, College Applications, Early Applications to College|0 Comments

Happy Mid-October Seniors (and your parents and caretakers if you’re reading!), This is just to check in with a checklist to make sure you're keeping up. ______1. Standardized Test Scores: If you’re sending your test scores, be sure to check on ...

17 08, 2023

13 Reasons Why It’s OK to Write About Trauma in your College Applications — And How to Do So (a joint post by AdmissionsMom and Sierra Admissions) (2023 Updates)

By |2023-08-17T19:20:54+00:00August 17th, 2023|College Applications, College Essays, Mental Health, Mindful Admissions, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Hi everyone. This post is written by me, AdmissionsMom and Alex McNeil from Sierra Admissions, TOGETHER. It’s a subject we both care about. We (your dynamic college-consultant duo) took up pens together to write what we believe is the first collaborative ...