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The Role of Grades in College Admissions

Colleges view your academic performance in high school as the strongest predictor of your academic success in college. Find out which grades matter the most and why colleges weigh them so heavily in assessing your application. Read our tips for optimizing your academic coursework in high school as a foundation for successful college admissions.

Early Admissions for the Class of 2028: Part V: Impact of Early Decision on Regular Decision

Many colleges with Early Decision programs are now filling at least 40% or more of their incoming first-year class through ED. This leaves significantly fewer spots for the vastly greater numbers of students who apply through Regular Decision. For future college applicants, consider our stats in determining where to apply Early and Regular Decision.

Early Applications Rise for the Class of 2028

The Common App has released preliminary early applicant data for the Class of 2028, and applications are up! Read more to find out what this means for early applicants and how to move forward with your regular applications.

Early College Admissions Notification Dates 2023-24

Congratulations on submitting your early college applications! Now you may be wondering when you will find out your college admissions results! See our list of early admissions notification dates for many selective schools for the 2023-24 application cycle.

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.

College Waitlists: What are Your Chances of Being Accepted?

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!

When Will You Hear Back From Colleges?

Congratulations on submitting your college applications! Now, when will you learn your admissions results? See our list of regular decision notification dates for many selective schools for the Class of 2027 application cycle.

Early Admissions Trends for the Class of 2027

Take a look at this year’s trends from colleges’ early admissions cycle. We’ve analyzed the story behind the stats at selective schools – from another year of high application numbers to consistently low admission rates.

The Role of Grades in College Admissions

Colleges view your academic performance in high school as the strongest predictor of your academic success in college. Find out which grades matter the most and why colleges weigh them so heavily in assessing your application. Read our tips for optimizing your academic coursework in high school as a foundation for successful college admissions.

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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