GCA Blog Posts

Go on a College Visit with GCA - Last week we checked out the University of California Riverside (UCR). Read more about what we learned and saw. From the one-of-a-kind Creative Writing Major to UCR's Medical School, the AACSB-accredited Business School and the ABET-accredited Engineering School, and much more...

CommonApp and UC Application open

The application season for fall 2024 has officially begun, as both the Common App and the UC application have opened their portals for prospective students. Now is the perfect time to kickstart your college application journey and set yourself on the path to your dream university. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Common App website or the UC application website, and start by creating your account today.

GCA - How to get a head start on college applications in the summer

Get a Head Start on Your College Applications this Summer. While you need to recharge during summer, it's important for rising seniors to use parts of their summer to get a head start on some college application work. We have put together a list of 11 things that you can do NOW to have a smooth start into your senior year in fall.

National College Decision Day Global College Advisers

National College Decision Day is coming up on May 1st. It's time we take a step back and reflect on a process that can easily spiral out of control if unrealistic expectations have been set. The college admissions process has been a competitive and stressful one for quite some years now. However, as the world becomes increasingly competitive, the pressure on high school students to gain acceptance into their dream college is at an all-time high.

Erasmus University College -Liberal Arts College Europe

While the American liberal arts college model may be unique in some respects, the concept of a broad-based, interdisciplinary education is not limited to the United States and can be found in various forms in countries around the world. However, if you want to go study at a small liberal arts college, there are options for you also in Europe!

Liberal Arts Colleges - Reed College

Why a Tight-Knit Community, Broad-Based Education, and Hands-On Learning Opportunities Might Be the Right Choice for You - Small liberal arts colleges are often overlooked by high school students and their parents when it comes to the college search process. They assume that larger universities with extensive course offerings and research opportunities are the only way to go, but small liberal arts colleges offer a number of unique benefits that are well worth considering.

2023-2024 Common App Essay Prompts

Are you trying to find out if Common App's essay prompts will stay the same or if they have changed for the upcoming application cycle 2023-2024? You are in the right place. The Common App just released its seven essay prompts for the new application cycle, and... Keep on reading to find out more.

The SAT goes Digital

In March 2023 the SAT, a widely used test for college admissions will go digital. First, it will affect international students only; but in 2024 US students will sit for a digital SAT too. What can you expect from the new digital SAT? Find out what stays the same and what will be new and how the scoring will be different because of the adaptive nature of the new digital SAT.

Importance of a Balanced College List

How to create a Balanced College list - Having a Balanced College List is important. In today’s competitive landscape, students must be strategic when putting together their college applications. As such, the concept of creating a balanced list of likely, target, and reach schools has become increasingly important in the college application process. What defines a likely, target, or reach school?