Personal Statement Writing Tips: The 3-Month Statement

By Burton Rojas, Director of Development for Latinos in Action – June 15, 2017 Recently a student from Alabama got accepted to Yale with a personal statement about pizza. I haven’t read that student’s personal statement but I’m confident it was written in a way that told the readers something important about the writer, not just about pizza. Perhaps … Continued

UVU Admissions

Six things I wish I knew before I applied to college

By Jason Terry @uvufutures Working as an admissions counselor is an exciting thing. Every day I get to watch students prepare for one of the most life changing experiences they will ever have–the college experience. No other time in your life will you be exposed to so many opportunities to improve yourself, meet lifelong friends, … Continued


What you need to know about the ACT

By Steve Rogers ACT. Are there any other three letters that strike more fear into  your hearts? Placing those three letters in that order creates such a sense of panic that many  dread learning anything more than is necessary about what those letters represent and why it is important to them. The intent of this … Continued

Kira Blog

My experience transferring from USU-Eastern to Weber State

By Kira Tadehara  Scrolling through the directions of how to apply as a transfer student from USU-Eastern to Weber State University was pretty daunting. In case you don’t know what a transfer student is, a transfer student is a student who has already completed 30 credit hours at one college/university, and then moves or “transfers” to another college/university without … Continued


Things I should have done in high school to prepare for college

By Maureen Brakke on May 6, 2016 This month, I asked Maddi Abele, our Utah Scholars intern, to give me a list of things she wishes she would have done in high school to better prepare herself for college. Keep reading to see what she came up with. About Maddi: Maddi, a first-generation college student and a Salt … Continued