College News Weekly: Recommenders, Application Tips, Social Media

college news weeklyOur weekly round-up of college news, admissions updates, and education trends:

One of the most important parts of your college application is choosing your recommenders. Our COO Lauren weighs in on 5 Tips for Getting College Recommendation Letters. From Forbes.

How do you make your college application stand out? Her Campus reveals the 7 worst college application cliches and gives some solid advice on how to avoid them in The Huffington Post.

Is it harder to get into Harvard if you’re an Asian-American? Apparently, Asian-Americans need SAT scores that are about 140 points higher than their peers just to be considered. The New York Times explores the controversy.

Is your Facebook or Twitter college application appropriate? More than a third of college admissions officers visit an applicant’s social media page to learn more about them. Business Wire finds out what this means for applicants.

Parents: How to Get your Kid Excited about Extracurricular Activities