Author Archive: Stephen Friedfeld

Stephen Friedfeld is the co-founder of EqualApp. Stephen was an Assistant Dean of Admissions at Cornell University for four years and an Associate Dean at Princeton University for six years. He also worked as an independent college consultant for four years.

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Best Colleges for Film Students

Best Colleges for Film Students

| November 13, 2012

The film industry is glamorous, exciting, dynamic and inspiring. There is little doubt that the bright lights and fame of Hollywood can offer great careers from acting to directing and writing to producing. However, breaking into the industry is no small task. It takes hard work, great networking skills and a solid background. Film school […]

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History Requirements for College Admissions

History Requirements for College Admissions

| September 12, 2012 | 775 Comments

We have all heard about the importance of studying history. Learning mistakes of the past so they may not be repeated, and of the triumphs so that they may influence our future is paramount to progress and success. Studying history is also very important to your college applications, as college admissions officers do like to […]

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3 Tips on Getting Letters of Recommendation for Your College Applications

3 Tips on Getting Letters of Recommendation for Your College Applications

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Most students ask teachers to write a college letter of recommendation at the beginning of senior year. If your son or daughter already asked for a letter at the end of junior year, then he or she is ahead of the game! Teachers are very willing to write a positive letter, but the most popular […]

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Start Writing Your College Application Essay Now!

Start Writing Your College Application Essay Now!

| July 11, 2012 | 1,604 Comments

The Common Application does not go live until August 1, but students should begin working on their admissions essays now. If students are applying to colleges or universities accepting the Common Application the essays will remain the same as last year. Those questions include: Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you […]

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10 Summer Activities That Look Good on College Applications

10 Summer Activities That Look Good on College Applications

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Does your child plan to catch some rays and chill in flip-flops this summer? While summer vacation offers a great respite from school, the activities your child chooses to participate in can actually help with college admissions. How an applicant spends his or her time during break can tell admission officers a lot about your […]

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How Can I Afford to Pay for College? Scholarships!

How Can I Afford to Pay for College? Scholarships!

Most colleges provide some form of financial aid to help defray the cost of attendance.  Applicants and their parents need to fill out the financial aid forms to be eligible to receive aid; many parents assume they will not qualify for aid, and thus don’t fill out the forms. Others fear that colleges will not admit students […]

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