Day: September 5, 2016

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12th Grade

How Much Time Should I Spend on College Applications?

At Empowerly many juniors and seniors in high school ask us how long they should be spending on writing admissions essays, filling out the Common Application, and interviewing for college. We have a unique view on this that probably differs from many in the college admissions world, because we have seen how it can reap rewards for students. We believe students and parents should spend as much time as they need (usually much more than they anticipate) on the college admissions process. Below we will outline why it works.

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Letters of Recommendation

6 Items to Strengthen Your Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation letters are an important part of a student’s college application. It is a misconception that the student has no control over these documents. In fact, one of the most critical steps is the student’s selection of his/her recommenders.

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