Category: Applications

  • Demystifying Likely Letters in College Admissions: What You Need to Know

    Demystifying Likely Letters in College Admissions: What You Need to Know

    In the whirlwind of college admissions, where students compete fiercely to secure coveted spots at their dream schools, there’s a lesser-known aspect often overlooked: the colleges themselves are in a competition to attract the best and brightest applicants. One of the tools in their arsenal? Likely letters. So, what exactly is a likely letter? A…

  • What do you think is the better choice between the ACT and the SAT? These are the factors that will decide it!

    What do you think is the better choice between the ACT and the SAT? These are the factors that will decide it!

    The time for college applications is drawing nearer. You’ve decided on your top choices for schools and a few safety options. Maybe you’ve even started brainstorming your admission essay and have got a rough draft or two down. Things are looking good. But wait, there is one more thing! That’s right; it’s those pesky-standardized tests.…

  • What Should I Know Before Sending My Child To Study In the U.S.? Part 2

    What Should I Know Before Sending My Child To Study In the U.S.? Part 2

    Demonstrating a proficiency in English while not missing a student’s home country and anecdotally proving a student’s personality through teacher recommendations will be the more personal aspects of applying to colleges and universities in the United States. But, what about governmental documentation, academics, and finances? Grab your popcorn parents, because that’s exactly what we’re here…

  • The College Interview

    The College Interview

    College interviews can seem intimidating, you should treat interviews as valuable opportunities to showcase those subtle aspects of your personality which may not come across in the black and white numbers and letters in your application.

  • Cliché College Essays and How To Avoid Them

    Cliché College Essays and How To Avoid Them

    One of the most difficult parts of writing a college essay is picking a topic that is unique to you. If the topic and content of the essay aren’t things that only you could write about, admissions officers have probably read at least a dozen essays similar to yours.

  • Going from TOEFL Essay to College Application

    Going from TOEFL Essay to College Application

    As we move into college admissions, brainstorming is an important place to start. Think of your personality traits, strengths and unique experiences. Recommendations are to focus on what makes you unique and interesting.

  • Harvard: A College Counseling Success Story

    Harvard: A College Counseling Success Story

    It’s the season for college applications! With deadlines just around the corner, many Zinkerz seniors are in the midst of hitting “SUBMIT” to their futures as they now await the fate of where they will call home for the next four years. It goes without saying that the college application process is endless. The Common…