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Early College Admissions Notification Dates 2022-23

Congratulations on submitting your early college applications! Now when will you find out your college admissions results? See our list of early admissions notification dates for many selective schools for the 2022-23 application cycle.

Collegiate Gateway’s Guide to Early Admissions Policies

If you are confused about restrictive and non-restrictive early admissions policies for college applications, you are not alone! We can answer many of your questions about the differences in ED (early decision), REA (restrictive early action), SCEA (single-choice early action), and EA (early action) policies among a selection of top colleges.

Merit Scholarships from Colleges

Many colleges award merit aid to entice high-performing students to attend their schools. Find out which factors determine merit scholarships and how these funds are typically awarded.

Five Reasons to Consider a Public University Honors College

A public university’s honors college can offer smaller class sizes, a close-knit community, and access to top research opportunities. You can also experience a campus with loads of school spirit, big-time sports, and vibrant Greek life. Find out five great reasons to apply to these unique programs!

What are Your Chances of Getting off the Waitlist?

Waitlisted and not sure what to do next? Read our tips for analyzing your waitlist chances and follow our next steps to demonstrate your continued interest!

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2026

Test optional admissions policies, surging applications, over-enrollment, and increasing selectivity have culminated in a wild admissions cycle for the Class of 2026. Read more to find out how future applicants should craft a college list and maximize admissions chances.

The Impact of Superscoring the SAT and ACT

What does "superscoring" the ACT and SAT mean? Which colleges allow superscoring and how are the scores reported to schools? Read on to find out our tips for how to evaluate your standardized test scores as part of the college admissions process.

Another Year of Record-Breaking College Applications!

After last year’s admissions cycle shattered application records at many selective schools, it is incredible that this year, many colleges saw steady or increasing applications again! We take an in-depth look at how rising applications affects college admissions and what this means for future applicants.

Crafting Your College List, Part III: Balancing Your List from Reach to Realistic

As part three of our blog series, Crafting Your College List, now it’s time to narrow down the list of schools you will apply to, and ensure that your list is balanced in a way that is right for you. The ultimate goal is not only to be accepted, but to succeed and thrive at the college you choose to attend!

Collegiate Gateway’s Guide to Early Admissions Policies

If you are confused about restrictive and non-restrictive early admissions policies for college applications, you are not alone! We can answer many of your questions about the differences in ED (early decision), REA (restrictive early action), SCEA (single-choice early action), and EA (early action) policies among a selection of top colleges.

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