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Aug 1, 2020

5 Tips to an Outstanding College Application Essay

Learn, Brainstorm, Write, Revise & Polish. These are the steps in LEAP’s 5-step process to an essay that will make you stand out from the crowd of applicants vying for a spot at your dream school. Creating an optimal essay takes focus and time.

Mar 10, 2020

5 Steps for 10th Graders to Launch the College Search

While the junior year is known as the most challenging academically and the crucial year for the college-bound journey, it is wise to jump-start the process in the spring of 10th grade. Families are often surprised to learn or be reminded, that by the completion of the first semester sophomore year the GPA for college application has reached the halfway point.

Nov 11, 2019

Which activities are valued by college admissions?

When comparing applicants with equal academic profiles for a seat in the freshman class, it’s the extracurriculars on the resume that can give the admitted student the edge. LEAP advises all students, particularly those going for seats in selective colleges or programs, to carefully consider what they chose to pursue outside the classroom then be diligent in crafting their formal resume.  1/3 of colleges actually require or recommend students submit a resume at the time of application.

Nov 4, 2019

5 Reasons You NEED a Student Resume

The college admission process is very selective – a significant number of students apply each year to a limited number of open slots.  This means that you must find a way to stand apart from the other applicants. Having a résumé demonstrates your seriousness of purpose in the college application process and your good organizational skills.

Jul 13, 2019

3 Steps to Starting Your College Applications

There is no reason seniors can’t be a good 80% or so finished with college applications before the senior year even b...

Jan 1, 2019

White, Upper Middle Class and on a DIVERSITY Scholarship

How does a white, Catholic, upper-middle-class, Midwestern young lady achieve a full-tuition DIVERSITY scholarship at a highly selective university like Ohio State?  Actually not one, but TWO, LEAP students have received this honor by following this advice!

Jan 20, 2018

4 Reasons to Write a Student Resume

A student resume is essentially the brag sheet for colleges you court. Most students keep an ongoing list in their he...

Apr 26, 2017

Getting a Great Teacher Recommendation

As a high school teacher in my earlier life, September always meant the onslaught of requests on behalf of students, ...

Mar 8, 2017

The Importance of a Solid High School Resume

Resume. That one word likely conjures up thoughts of job hunts after college. Back way up and think college hunt. ...

Mar 13, 2014

Tools for Early Career Exploration

Our guest post is by our partner Neilye Garrity, Candid Career Co-Founder. How did you find yourself in your first j...
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