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Top 10 YouTubers With the Best Advice for College Applications

5 min readoctober 7, 2021

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Tips From the Best Youtubers for College Applications 🎥

Applying to college: the nail-biting process that high school students encounter sooner or later 😱As much as we wish our applications would fill out themselves, it is up to us to get those apps in on time. It can be hard to know where to start or even navigate parts of the application process. Here are 10 YouTubers to check out to help you through the college app process! Their channels collectively cover each part of the college application process, including choosing college essay topics, writing personal statements, and SAT/ACT testing. Get insider tips about the college admissions process and strategies on how to approach your essay and interviews. 

#1 SuperTutorTV 

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SuperTutorTV is a channel that posts a plethora of helpful resources for high school students and specializes in ACT/SAT and college application videos. They have videos that will help you not only decide what colleges to apply to and how, but they also have tips on what to include in your application and what admission officers look for in an applicant.

#2 College Essay Guy

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The College Essay Guy host, Ethan Sawyer, aids students in writing essays and prompt responses to help you rock your college app. Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert and the author of the Amazon bestsellers College Essay Essentials and College Admission Essentials. Follow his videos to write an essay that will set you apart from the rest. Ethan is also partnering with Fiveable in our College program, where he will join us live! Learn more HERE

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#3 CollegeAdvisor

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CollegeAdvisor features students and former Admissions Officers from Ivy League and other top schools to guide students like you on the right path to college applications. You get the inside scoop from Ivy League students on how they navigated the college application process. They've got you covered for everything from standardized test prep to essay writing. This channel will also be beneficial for international students who are looking to apply to United States colleges and universities! 

#4 Rich Blazevich

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Rich Blazevich is a content creator on YouTube with a playlist about College Admissions Tips. He takes questions that college admissions officers ask in interviews and provides you with different strategies to answer in a way that will blow your admissions officer away. He focuses on the top 5 questions asked in interviews and essays. With his videos, “Tell me why” questions will come easy, and you’ll be prepared for your college interview! 

#5 Team Lyqa

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Coach Lyqa Maravilla is an online educator, a motivational speaker, and an author. Her #StudyHack series has useful information about college applications and interview tips. She also has productivity videos to help keep you going through the college application process. Her channel is also a great resource for ESOL students who are navigating the college application process. 

#6 The Princeton Review

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The Princeton Review, famously known for its ACT/SAT preparation resources, has an amazing college process Learning Playlist covering everything from financial aid to nailing your essay. In “College Admission 101,” The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief Rob Franek walks you through parts of the college process that have proven to be most difficult for students. Who better to get tips from than the experts?

#7 Keeping Up with Ken

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Makenna Turner is a Computer Science major at Stanford University. Her channel is dedicated to sharing information for college applications, such as statistics needed for top colleges and the financial aid process. She also has content about her academic journey at Stanford. Makenna is also a 2020 Coke Scholar Scholarship recipient. She has numerous videos on the Coke Scholar selection process and strategies for securing other scholarships. 

#8 Federal Student Aid

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Federal Student Aid has content dedicated to helping students navigate the financial aid process and secure funding for college. Paying for college is something that a lot of people struggle with. Walkthrough videos of the nation's most used financial aid resource will help make this part of the process easier. You can learn about different types of aid, how to apply for aid, and how to access your FAFSA account from the videos posted on this channel. 

#9 College Essay Advisors

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College Essay Advisors gives tips for every step of the college essay writing process and covers other parts of the college application process. Their videos are short and easy to understand, and they’ve been in the college admissions game for 10+ years, so you can be sure you’re getting the inside scoop! 

#10 Dyllen Nellis

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Dyllen Nellis is a content creator who makes videos about the college application process and writing an amazing essay that will make your application stand out. She works to empower students to discover their sense of self and communicate their personal values through well-crafted college essays.

College Application Tips: Conclusion ✨

As scary as the college application process may be, these YouTubers create insanely helpful videos for students. Topics that cover every aspect of the college application process will guide you and help you put your best foot forward. These videos will guide you through the process and make it a little less scary.
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