Get to Know Me: Rosemary Tovar

Hi my name is Rosemary Tovar, but most people call me Rose or Rosee! I’m from Houston, TX and I go to a small liberal arts college called Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania… yes that is quite a distance away from home. I heard about Lycoming College because my high…

Spooky (application) Season

High school could not have prepared me for college admissions. I did not consider going to college until my junior year of high school. After taking the SAT, I started to get mail from different schools that were offering me discounted applications. I had gone on so many campus tours,…

Fall Leaves, Autumn Air

Being back in school means getting back to work, moving from class to class, stopping at home to change or grab a quick snack then heading home to shower and go to bed. I find myself being on campus more than I am at home and one of the places…

POV: College Student in her Junior Year

College has always been something that has been a huge part of my goals and aspirations growing up. As the child of two parents who never even finished high school in their country, education was seen to be the way out. The way out of our socioeconomic status and the…

What I Wrote About in My College Essay

With Barnard really emphasizing its holistic approach, the personal statement portion of your application is probably one of the most important aspects. I remember in high school, I was panicked by the idea of writing my entire life story in 650 words. Somehow the word limit felt both too much…

A New Chapter

As I am writing this blog post, I have just closed out my first month of school after being fully remote. I am officially a junior at Barnard College in New York City and it has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Heading back to campus was filled with excitement as…

Who Can Vouch For You?

Letters of recommendation for any application provide insight into how others perceive you and how you present yourself to the people around you. It is important that when choosing a recommender, it is someone who knows you well and can speak highly and honestly about you and the person you…

A Sense of Belonging

Hello to everyone reading. My name is Eyzel Torres and I am a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A little about myself; I grew up in a suburb of Chicago with parents who drilled the idea of higher education into my being. This value in education comes…

Being Back on Campus

College is not easy.  This is more a statement of fact than opinion. And spending the past year and a half--if you count that awkward moment when we were told to pack up our belongings and leave school to finish the semester at home--on Zoom University was one of the…

What I am Excited/Anxious About This Semester

Hello everyone, I am glad to be blogging again for my last academic school year here at Virginia Commonwealth University. In less than a year I will be a college graduate, which is shocking to think about. People are not lying when they say college flies by. Out of the…