6 tips from a college admissions expert

Getting into college is definitely a journey and arguably one of the most difficult things you’ll experience during high school. How can you overcome this insurmountable task? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered!

Here’s what you will learn in this article:

  1. What can I do to increase my chances of getting into college?
  2. Why to submit a test score even if a college is test optional
  3. How to think about extracurricular activities
  4. The importance of the college essay
  5. How to avoid the ranking game

Introducing our expert

Writing a resume for a college admissions package requires a different approach to writing a job application resume. Here are the five things you’ll need to consider with answers below.

  1. What’s the difference between a professional resume and a college application resume?
  2. How to show off your soft skills on a college resume?
  3. What you should put on your resume vs. your college essay vs. a letter of recommendation?
  4. Other frequently asked questions about college resumes

Introducing our expert

At Everydae we know a LOT…

Use This Simple Hack

Feeling stressed about what to write your college essay about? You’re not alone. Thankfully we have some answers that can help you generate ideas. All thanks to an interview we conducted with Keith Wilkerson from College Thoughts — an expert on helping high school students find the right college fit for them.

What’s in this blog post:

  1. The expert — who we spoke to and how they can help
  2. The solution — do this one simple thing to generate more college essay ideas
  3. Putting it in practice — coming…

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The team at Everydae has been hard at work at home during quarantine. First thing’s first, we want to say thank you to all of the educators and medical workers on the front lines of this pandemic! And thank you to our awesome students and parents who have been studying for the SAT with us these last few months.

Without further ado, here are some of the updates we’ve made in the last week or two:

1. Video lessons have arrived!

Huge shout out to Marich for leading this project!

Before students start a new SAT challenge, they will now have the option to watch…

Here’s why…

With schools closed and the May and June SAT cancelled, it might be tempting to throw SAT prep out the window along with all other semblance of normality. However, even with the SAT cancelled, it is important for students planning on applying to college next fall to continue to prepare for their exams.

While some schools have announced that they will be going test optional, the majority of schools (as of right now) are still indicating that they will be expecting scores. …

How to play / Rules of the game

Schools around the country are closed or closing due to Coronavirus, leaving students stuck at home trying to figure out how to stay sane and productive. Everydae is here to help… and to make studying for your SAT test a little more enjoyable during these strange times.

Any student who creates an Everydae SAT account before March 31st will be automatically eligible for our “Stuck-At-Home Sweepstakes.”

Here’s how to play:

  1. There’s no purchase necessary to participate
  2. Create your free Everydae SAT account here by March 31st, 2020
  3. Enter the promo code WIN500 after creating your password (see screenshot below for reference)
  4. Complete at least two Everydae Challenges per day for a minimum of five days per week (each challenge is designed to be…

Here’s what to do next…

If you’re reading this, then you, like thousands of other students and parents, probably recently found out that the March SAT isn’t happening in your area. Or maybe you aren’t sure whether or not your testing center is closed or not. You might have some questions around what happens next (and what to do if your SAT has been cancelled). Below are answers to some frequently asked questions that we’ve seen floating around.

Don’t see your question answered below? Email hello@everydae.com and we’ll add your Q&A to the list.

Is my city affected? How will I know?

Right now, the only country-wide cancellations that have occurred have been…

And how you can bridge the gap

In a previous life, the members of our academics team at Everydae tutored and taught thousands of students across a variety of subjects. Many of those students who were studying for the SAT or ACT received good grades in school. They just couldn’t crack standardized tests. And typically, for similar reasons as each other.

We’ve broken down the most common student concerns below, with a little guidance for each:

If you’re thinking…

“I’m an A-student, but I struggle with standardized tests.”


“I’m just a bad test taker.”

Credit: Inuyasha

…Then develop a growth mindset.

Like any other activity, standardized test taking is a skill that can be learned.


And it’s bigger than cheating.

This post was written by Laura Hubbard, Director of Academics at Everydae. Laura has 10,000+ hours of tutoring and tutor-training experience. She was previously Director of Academics for the adaptive learning product ORION, directed curriculum creation at AJ Tutoring, and was a course writer at Chegg and manager at The Princeton Review.

The college admissions scandal (aka Operation Varsity Blues) shed light on an academic epidemic. And it’s not cheating celebrities or corrupt coaches. It’s bigger than that.

60% of high school students we surveyed this summer say they have anxiety around the SAT.

Credit: Nickelodeon

And it’s no surprise — they’re…

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This post was written by Laura Hubbard, Everydae’s Director of Academics. Laura has 10,000+ hours of tutoring and tutor-training experience. She was previously Director of Academics for the adaptive learning product ORION, directed curriculum creation at AJ Tutoring, and was a course writer at Chegg and manager at The Princeton Review.

Nearly 40% of students say they have anxiety around the SAT. And it’s no surprise — they’re told that the test is going to determine their entire futures and it’s unlike any test they’ve ever taken before.

Credit: Nickelodeon

But it doesn’t have to be this way. …


Redefining how students prepare for the SAT… in as little as 10 minutes a day @ everydae.com

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