How to Pick and Write the Best 4 UC Prompts With the V x V Framework

Which 4 UC prompts are best? Well, that’s kind of inappropriate to ask, don’t you think? It’s a lot like asking a mother which child she loves most. Though I’m sure my mother would say me over my brother (hah maybe). But don’t worry about political correctness because I’ve done the insensitive thing and found out the answer for you already. According to UCLA’s Director of Admission, Gary Clark, there aren’t any 4 prompts the UCs like best. (By the way, let me know …

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Inside the College Decision Room: FREE 2-Hour Seminar

College apps are overwhelming. Ever wonder why some students stand out, while others fall flat? Join me this Thursday, June 16th, at 7:30pm PST, for a FREE 2-hour live seminar in Arcadia, CA, as I (in partnership with Q&A College Admissions) take you “Inside the Decision Room” and reveal what works, what doesn’t, and why. To get the event address and RSVP, head on over HERE. Learn how and why committees accept or deny one student over another, what issues they …

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This is Bad…New UC Essays This Year

For the first time in about 10 years, the UC (University of California) college essay questions have changed! They are both longer and shorter now. Shorter because each individual essay is much shorter now in terms of word count. Longer because you have to write FOUR UC essays now (as opposed to just TWO essays in the past). It used to be that you got 1,000 words max, split up any way you wanted between the two essays. Now, you …

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How to Get Deep With Your College Essays

One of the sweetest things about my job is creating incredible content… And then just giving it away to you for free. Today, it’s your turn to learn how to create your own great content. If you missed out the other day on my massive guide on how to pick the perfect college essay topic, then download it quickly HERE. One of the major takeaways I was making was that a standout essay doesn’t need to be about a unique …

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Choosing the Right Personal Statement Topic

You can download a FREE, professionally designed guide of this article HERE. Trust me, it looks a LOT nicer and easier to read, especially with graphics and a sweet table of contents 🙂 “Many a night, I found myself slouched in a black, leather chair, staring at a blank computer screen, wanting to scream or cry. The systematic, flashing cursor of an empty Word document always seemed to taunt me. I would sit, letting my emotions wash over me, as my …

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Listen to Harvard/MIT Alum Spill Secret About Applications

Today’s insight comes from a very special place dear to me heart…Cambridge, Massachusetts! And I’m not saying just that because it’s home to Harvard. I mean…*cough cough* c’mon, there’s a reason I still wear this shirt to this day, right??! Just kidding. The only piece of Brown apparel I’ve ever bought was an umbrella because it was raining hard, and I was trying to be a gentleman to the girl I was bringing to the Senior Gala. Well, that and the $125 …

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