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Your College Essay in 60 Seconds

Our tips for writing a good college essay.


College Application Checklist

This one-page form to help students stay on track of their college applications and deadlines. It can be completed by hand or completed on your computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Personal College Visit Report

Use this form to create personal college profiles, keep colleges and universities from blending and answer the “why do you want to attend” question with ease. This form will help you achieve all three of these goals.


A Student’s Guide to Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

Before you ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation take 5 five minutes to read EEC’s tips on getting letters that work for you.

Do's and Dont's

The Dos and Don’ts of Writing A College Essay

Here are some tips to help you write a college essay that lets the reader get to know who you are, how you think and what you will add to the incoming class.


How To Shine During Your College Interview

Only some colleges offer prospective students the opportunity to interview. You should seriously consider taking advantage of this opportunity, if offered. Not only will interviewing help you to learn more about the college, but interviewing demonstrates interest that may help to distinguish you from other applicants. This form includes sample questions and things that you should think about before meeting with a admissions representative.

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Post-Baccalaureate Information for Pre-Health Students

Choosing the type of post-bac program that’s best for you is an important first step in your journey to becoming a health professional. There are a wide variety of programs for you to choose from. EEC’s primer can help you make a good decision.


Information for Undergrads Looking For Short Term Research Positions

There are lots of opportunities for students who are looking for research positions. Many students are unsuccessful because they don’t go about their search properly. Here are some practical tips for finding a research experience.

The college visit is an essential part of the search for “good fit” colleges and universities. Spending time on a college campus, taking a tour, listening to the information session, sitting in on a class and eating in the dining hall can greatly help students decide if a school is right for them. Talking informally with students on campus can help college bound students to develop a sense of what life might be like at a particular college or university. If at all possible, visit.

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  • FinAid (The financial aid information page)
  • FastWeb (Scholarship Search)
  • CollegeNet (Scholarship Search)

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