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Top 10 Tweets: Best College Application Advice

4 min readaugust 24, 2021


The college application process can be, well, stressful 😰 But it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone. To help you through this process, students, experts, and college professionals have shared their tips and advice on social media platforms. What better way to deliver information in a concise, digestible, and informative fashion than a tweet? We’ve compiled the best 10 tweets with crucial tips about college applications—from time-management during your senior year, to how to write college essays, to applying for scholarships. 

1. 10 College Application Tips

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In our first tweet, the official @ACTStudent account lists 📝 ten essential tips for your college application. Following these tips, from “Pay attention to deadlines” to “proofread for misspellings and grammatical errors,” will help you create an even stronger application right off the bat.

2. Traits to Demonstrate on Applications

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Wondering what specific traits to showcase in your portfolio? Look no further than this tweet from @thecollegespy, which states that intellectual curiosity 🤔 is a major strength 💪 that colleges look for in a student. Ask yourself how you embody this trait, and then demonstrate it in your application! Check out this guide for more things colleges look for in students and how to demonstrate them.

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3. How to Write the College App Essay

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Every year, thousands of students worldwide 🌍 face similar obstacles writing the college application essays—from topic ideas to essay structure. It’s certainly not an easy part of the application. Thankfully, @CollegeFactual compiled a shortlist of tips for anyone struggling with writer’s block.

4. How I Reviewed for the SAT (and Scored 1570)

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As @NicoleDatlangin prefaces in this comprehensive Twitter thread about studying for the SAT, it’s important to remember that standardized test scores don’t determine your worth.” And ultimately, there are other parts of your application that can help you shine ✨ regardless of your SAT. This thread dives deep into prep tips, as well as how to assess your strengths and weaknesses as a test taker.

5. Finding a Summer Job

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Looking for valuable work experience and a boost to your college resume? In this tweet, @MyBigFuture shares tips and tricks to securing a summer job that is meaningful to you in other ways than just a paycheck (although who doesn’t love money 🤑).

6. 4 Time Management Tips & Tricks for Students

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With this article about time management hacks, @CollegeFactual is back and ready to help any students juggling the college application process on top of school and extracurriculars. Tips include getting back on track by investing in a planner 🗓 and setting specific, time bound goals for yourself.

7. College Application Tips for High School Students taking Virtual Classes

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For many of us in this current virtual world, the classroom environment looks different than what our parents and older siblings experienced. Fortunately, @trice_jeri has several invaluable tips for college bound students who are taking virtual 💻 or hybrid courses in the face of the pandemic 🦠

8. What to Look For in a College Visit

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We’ve all been there at some point—the subject of college visits being brought up at the dinner table 🍽 or school counselor conference. What is there to learn while visiting a college? Turns out, quite a few things. @CollegeAppTips has us covered with 13 useful services and resources to keep an eye out for while touring any campus.

9. 8 Things to Know Before Applying to University

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In this short thread, @AlmaMaterKRD provides indispensable advice for students applying to university for the first time. From advice on budgeting to how to do the proper research for college admissions requirements, these tips won’t let you go astray during this hectic season.
For a list of general deadlines for the college admissions process, check out this guide!

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10. Useful Websites/Apps for Colleges & Universities, Trade Schools, and Scholarships

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Last but not least, @Parkdale2020 posted a thread of must-bookmark 📖 websites for any college bound student. From resources for finding scholarships for tuition aid to comparing various universities, this thread is invaluable to navigating the college application process. 

College Application Tips: Conclusion

College application season can spark mixed emotions for students—confusion, fear, and excitement over this new chapter of your life. From choosing an essay topic to submitting the Common App, there's a lot of consider. These 10 tweets are sure to assist you in the process of college applications. Our final tip for you is this: don't procrastinate!
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