Share Your Admissions/Guidance Expertise
Do you love writing and wonder how you could contribute to our growing site? Well, you’re in luck, because we could really use someone like you!
admissions.blog is an undergraduate admissions-focused news and opinion website dedicated to bringing people uncensored news and views related to all things undergraduate admissions.
While the site has been around for a while, we have only started producing regular news and information posts since 2015; yet, we already we have many unique visitors from around the world who demand more from us. And we want to satisfy that demand, but for that we need more international admissions and college guidance experts who are willing and able to write authoritatively about their areas of expertise.
Please note that some site contributors are volunteers while others earn financial compensation for guest articles/columns.
What we can offer you:
- Become part of an ever-growing movement. Our cause is devoted to empowering students and families to make smart choices in high school and college, and our members are leaders in the realm college admissions counseling.
- Become a thought leader. Although we do have some guidelines, you will be free to write whatever and however you like about the topics for which you have expertise.
- Get exposure. Our articles regularly are viewed by thousands of site visitors each day, many of whom are leaders in the world of secondary guidance and tertiary education admissions. You get to keep your full time job and at the same time, write on your own schedule! No strings attached!
For unpaid contributors we don’t require a certain amount of articles from you every week, but it would be nice if you could give us an indication as to how many you’re able to write. We won’t limit the amount of articles you can or want to write. For paid contributors, we require one article each month.
At this time we are particularly interested in writers who can communicate articulately, knowledgeably, and honestly about the following topics:
-NCAA Eligibility/DI, DII, and DIII Recruiting
-International Admissions Trends
-Standardized Testing Tips & Trends
-Financial Aid and Scholarships
-Canadian Higher Education Admissions
-UK Higher Education Admissions
-Brazil Higher Education Admissions
-European Higher Education Admissions
More Information & General Guidelines
admissions.blog looking for articles between 700-1,500 words to complement its in-house writers.
1. Understand the type of writing we publish. Browse through our recent posts to get a feeling for our general tone and perspective.
2. Avoid submitting an article that is too similar to one we already published. Use the search engine on the right sidebar towards the bottom to check what has already been written on your topic.
3. You grant us a perpetual license to your submission while you retain the original copyright. We may also distribute your article in email newsletters, social media, or other compilations (see submission agreement below).
4. Articles can not be taken down. We can not honor requests to remove an article after it has been published.
Can I later publish my submission on other sites?
Only your own site as long as you link back to the original article that is published here. This is so Google doesn’t think we’re stealing content from other sources.
Can I submit an article that has been published elsewhere?
No, we only accept original writing.
Can I use this article as a way to promote my other work?
You can use the biographical box to link to your website, blog, Twitter, or Facebook. You are also allowed one contextual link within the article itself to relevant external articles and blog posts on sites you own (but not sales, product, or squeeze pages). If you or your organization are in need of more self-promotion or referral traffic, consider a sponsored post.
Can I submit an idea to you first?
We accept either final draft submissions or the first paragraph of an article you intend to write. If we like your first paragraph submission, we’ll ask for the entire article before giving final approval. We don’t accept ideas.
Do I get paid for my submission?
Infrequent/irregular guest contributors are unpaid; yet, those interested in paid freelance writer status should read more below.
Can I become a paid writer?
We will consider you for a freelance writer position if we first publish two of your articles that are of consistently high quality. This job is only for those who can write at least one new article a month. Email the editor after two of your submissions have been published to inquire about this possibility.
Can I write under an anonymous name?
Yes you can write under a pen name, but you must include both a first and last name. Your pen name must sound like an actual name.
Before proceeding, read the Submissions Agreement.
What are you waiting for? Below you are able to confidentially share your first proposed article with us. Using the submission tool below, you are also able to schedule the date/time by which we will complete our review of your proposed article. After our review there will be one of two outcomes:
1. You will not hear from us, which means we are not able to publish your work on our site at this time.
2. You will be emailed with details regarding what additions/changes, if any, need to be made in order for us to proceed with publishing your proposed article here on admissions.blog.
Do realize that many individuals want to be considered for guest posts and we have high standards for the content that appears on the site. As such, only about one in ten submissions proceeds to publishing.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to our site.