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Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Explaining a student’s extracurricular activities is an integral part of the holistic admissions process at U.S. universities. Here's what you need to know.

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University of California Personal Insight Questions: Webinar Recording

LifeLaunchr's webinar on the University of California's Personal Insight Questions explains how to answer each of the eight questions.

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College Admissions in the U.K. for U.S. Families: The LifeLaunchr Webinar

College Admissions in the U.K. for U.S. Families: The LifeLaunchr Webinar

LifeLaunchr coach Amy Garrou and Venkates Swaminathan's webinar, which walked families through what you need to know to apply for college admissions in the U.K, is an invaluable resource for parents with rising juniors and seniors, as well as for their teens. Here is the recording.

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How to Make Sense of College Rankings

How to Make Sense of College Rankings

Each September, the week the vaunted U.S. News and World Report college rankings come out, you'll find parents looking over them anxiously. For many universities as well, these rankings are critical, since universities vie for top spots on this widely-publicized evaluation of their quality. For parents and students, the report adds to the complexity of decision-making about college. Here are tips on how to think about college rankings.

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Five Reasons to Work With a College Admissions Coach

Five Reasons to Work With a College Admissions Coach

A great college admissions coach can help reduce the stresses of applying to college and make the process much easier to navigate.

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13 Insider Tips From College Admissions Counselors

13 Insider Tips From College Admissions Counselors

College is a consequential decision, and the admissions process can be complex and stressful. To give families a head start, we at LifeLaunchr compiled this selection of insider tips from college admissions counselors in the country – people who have helped thousands of students find and get into great-fit schools.

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Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 2

Five Things Teens and Parents Should Know about College Admissions: Part 2

It's the time of year when students have just picked the colleges they will attend, and when many are preparing for AP Tests. In the students we work with, we see the effects of college admissions stress every day.
Much of this stress is driven by parents who, out of the best of motivations, want to give their child the best. But the lessons students learn in the process can be harmful, not just to their college plans, but to their life.
So prioritize early, and prioritize often, to reduce college admissions stress. Here's how.

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<a href="https://www.lifelaunchr.com/author/swamusyahoo-com/" target="_self">Venkates Swaminathan</a>

Venkates Swaminathan

Venkates Swaminathan (Swami) is the founder and CEO of LifeLaunchr, the world's first virtual college admissions coaching platform, and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Swami has been an executive in the education and technology industries for over 25 years. He has an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is the father of a child in college, and in his spare time, he is a jazz and Indian classical singer and pianist.

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Five Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College

Five Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College

Many families don't think early enough about how to pay for college. But with a little planning, the challenge of paying for college is manageable.

Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

Using Summer Wisely to Get Started on College Admissions

Summer vacation can be a moment to take a break after an intense school year. But it's also a time to really focus on college admissions and college planning.

Here's a great list of things parents and students can do over the summer!

How a College Admissions Coach Can Help You Achieve Better Results

How a College Admissions Coach Can Help You Achieve Better Results

An experienced college admissions coach can be critical to help students and families navigate the process, set priorities, and achieve better outcomes.

Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Showcase Your Extracurricular Activities

Explaining a student’s extracurricular activities is an integral part of the holistic admissions process at U.S. universities. Here's what you need to know.

Five Tips to Ace a College Admissions Interview

Five Tips to Ace a College Admissions Interview

Some colleges require or offer the opportunity for students to have an interview as part of their college admissions process. Here's how to ace an interview.

How to Create a College List

How to Create a College List

Building a college list is one of the most critical parts of the college application process, ensuring that college doesn't turn into a $200,000 mistake.

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