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Personal Statements That Pop (9-minute video)

Personal Statements That Pop (9-minute video)

Ask John Anything! Personal Statements That Pop. John discusses the importance of the personal statement on the common application and offers his five best tips to help you perfect yours. A personal statement is an account of your achievements, talents, interests, and...

It’s Time to Ban Cell Phones (5 minutes)

It’s Time to Ban Cell Phones (5 minutes)

It's Time to Ban Cell Phones. Social Media and College Admissions Several of our partner schools in Nebraska have cell phone policies that effectively ban phones and are seeing results in student performance and well-being. In just five minutes, John Baylor shares his...

Recommendation Letters (6-minute video)

Recommendation Letters (6-minute video)

Recommendation letters play an important role in the college admissions process. A 2019 survey from the National Association for College Admission Counseling found that colleges put more weight on recommendation letters from counselors and teachers than activities or...

5 Tips to a Better College Essay (8 minutes)

5 Tips to a Better College Essay (8 minutes)

How do you write a great college essay that makes colleges notice you? Use these five keys to spice up your college essays. Admissions counselors receive application after application, and they want to know if you will fit in well at their school. Writing an essay...

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