CollegeLAH’s Guide to Using Common App

Creating your CommonApp account Go to and click on “Create An Account” Fill in your email address and create a password. Note that the password must be between 8-16 characters, containing at least an upper case alphabetic letter, one numeric character, and a symbol (!@#$%^&*). Fill in your details and click on I amContinue reading “CollegeLAH’s Guide to Using Common App”

Financial Aid for US Universities

Image Source FINANCIAL AID PART ONE: JARGONS & CHOOSING UNIVERSITIES Hello prospective Class of 2019 (and later)! I am Annabelle, a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College. When I applied to American universities, I remember being overwhelmed and frustrated (well… mostly frustrated) by its tedious financial aid application process, a phase I am sure most ofContinue reading “Financial Aid for US Universities”

How To Write Successful US College Application Essays?

I have been asked to help proofread a few US college application essays.  I have a few things to say and would like to help spark your inspiration. 🙂 Of course, this is just my humble opinion. I am in no way a professional essay writer, a spy in the admissions office, or an expert psychologistContinue reading “How To Write Successful US College Application Essays?”