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F&M Dip Tips

Timely tips about the college search and application process, courtesy of the Franklin & Marshall College Office of Admission

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September Tip: What’s with the Letter of Recommendation?

The Letter of Recommendation is an important way for colleges to verify you are a strong student and have the intangible qualities for future academic success.  This month, we help you submit letters of recommendation that will have the greatest impact.  


August Tip: The Ins and Outs of Interviewing

A college interview is a great way to showcase your strengths as an applicant. It also allows a college to get to know “the real you.” This month, we’ll give you some tips on how to make a great impression and maximize the interview experience.


July Tip: Writing the Perfect College Essay

Why is it that merely mentioning “college essay” strikes fear in the hearts of high school seniors? This month, we’ll help you break down the writing process into manageable steps and help take the stress out of it.


June Tip: The College Application Process: A Family Affair

Family members can be a helpful resource in the college application process, but they can also be a distraction. This month's Dip Tip will help you and your family work together to get the most out of your collective efforts.


May Tip: The Value of a College Visit

A campus visit is a great way to learn if a college is a good match for you. This month, we'll give you some tips on how to maximize your college visit experience. If you can't visit, we'll also detail ways to gain in-depth knowledge about a college from home.