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    Making Your College Application Shine

    Top tips from Agnes Scott admission counselors on standing out in the application process The college application process is overwhelming. We’re not here to pretend that it isn’t. We do our best to make it as easy as possible, but when you are applying to multiple colleges and universities, each with its own application, required documents, and deadlines, it becomes a lot to keep up with. That’s why we want to give you our top tips on the college application process. We’re going to be focusing these tips on the Agnes Scott College admission process, which means we will be primarily talking about the Common Application. However, keep in mind…

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    Welcoming Summer: Tips to be more productive this summer (for a happier you in fall)

    This message goes out to all of the rising high school seniors. Let’s be honest with ourselves: your junior year wasn’t exactly ideal. Nor was the end of your sophomore year. We’ve finally made it to summer, and hopefully you get to take a break and relax. For those of you who read the title of this post and immediately groaned, let me say it now: I get it. The past year has been stressful. You want to relax, hang out with friends, and do things you couldn’t do in the height of the pandemic. What you don’t want is some admission person telling you that you need to work…

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    A Look into a First-Generation College Student’s Story

    Why Finding Your Best-Fit College Late is not the End of the World Two weeks after I had walked across the stage to receive my undergraduate diploma in 2006, I remember my mother sitting next to me on the couch in my parent’s home that I had just moved back into before starting my first real job after college. She put her hand on my leg to distract me from the TV screen I had been watching, and said with tears in her eyes, rather out of the blue: “You graduating from college… that was a really big deal wasn’t it? We should have made a bigger deal about it,…

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