College Application Process

GCA Visit to USC - Global College Advisers

Visiting USC – The University of Southern California

The picture might be deceiving but no, I did not make a quick trip to Italy but rather just went to the USC counselor conference in Los Angeles.

With an overall student population of 49,500 and about 21,000 undergraduates, USC is one of the largest private universities in the USA. Students can choose from over 200 majors and can get special advising if they declare a pre-professional interest in pre-med, pre-law, pre-health, and pre-teaching.
Read on to learn more about USC

CommonApp and UC Application open

The 2023-24 College Application Season is officially 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

It’s Summer! Relax. Reflect. Prepare. 

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 – Time to Reflect on College Admissions

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.

The SAT goes Digital

What Do I Need To Know About The New Digital SAT

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

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?

College search and List Building

Tips on How to Start Out Researching Colleges

As Juniors start their second semester in January many begin their college application process by researching colleges and making a list of the ones that they are really interested in and plan on applying to.

Explore your college criteria before starting the college search

Before you start the task of researching colleges it’s a good idea to identify some criteria that guide you in your search of finding colleges that possibly would make a good fit.

Setting Goals in the new year - Global College Advisers

The Art of Goal Setting

The start of a new year invites us to think about our goals and our vision of what we want to accomplish throughout this year. Goal setting is an important process for high school students starting the college application journey. It allows students to focus on their aspirations and work towards achieving them, while also providing a sense of direction and motivation.
Here are some tips on how you can set and work towards your goals during the college application process: