Spark Admissions Blog

Applications, Essays, Where to Apply, Strategy, and More

Financial Aid Application Time

March 07, 2013
Written by Rachel B. Rubin

With college applications now complete (congratulations!), it’s time to apply for financial aid and scholarships.

Three Tips for Getting into College

March 07, 2013
Written by Rachel B. Rubin

When applying to college, here are three quick tips to remember:

Did I Get Accepted into My Top College Picks? The Waiting Game

March 06, 2013
Written by Rachel B. Rubin

If you're a senior in high school, you've probably just finished applying to colleges and are now taking a deep breath. While you likely feel relieved, you're also continually thinking about how you could have made your college application package stronger and wondering how you compare to your competition. DON'T. What's done is done and you can't change anything at this point.

How to Get into an Ivy League College

March 06, 2013
Written by Rachel B. Rubin

Do you ever wonder whether you have what it takes to be admitted to an Ivy League University? That's a great question. But before answering it, it's important to have a clear sense of what the application requirements are at Ivy League schools.

How to Get into Your State School

March 06, 2013
Written by Rachel B. Rubin

Are you contemplating whether you should apply to your state’s flagship university? If so, you might be wondering what its admissions requirements and expectations are. Thus, this blog is devoted to giving an example from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While requirements differ across universities, I’ve found that these requirements and expectations are pretty typical for a flagship institution.