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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
When crafting your college list, consider your personality and preferences and how they relate to the features of each college you are considering. Use these "best-fit" features to help you determine at which colleges will you be most able to grow academically, socially, and personally.
In part two of our step-by-step guide to Crafting Your College List, we will help you narrow down a list of schools for you to research further, and then visit, either in-person or virtually. You will start to see your preferences emerge more clearly with each visit, and your college list will come into focus!
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!
Meet Caroline Ferrucci, Associate College Counselor, at Collegiate Gateway. Caroline joined the company in January 2012 as a Research Assistant. Find out how her role has grown and changed at Collegiate Gateway, and the advice she has for college applicants.
Meet Maureen Meyer, Director of Client Relations, at Collegiate Gateway. Find out how Collegiate Gateway has changed over the years, and what motivated Maureen to join the company in 2014.