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Crafting Your College List, Part I: Best-Fit College Features

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.

Crafting Your College List, Part II: College Visits

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!

Meet the Collegiate Gateway Team! Q&A with Caroline Ferrucci, Associate College Counselor

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.

6 Qs with Sheng Bai

Get to know Sheng Bai, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, who is majoring in biomedical engineering. Talking to students who attend the colleges on your list can help you decide if a particular school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

Summer Research Programs for High School Students

Explore the benefits of pre-college summer research programs and find out how these kinds of experiences can assist in college admissions and future career paths!

Crafting Your Ideal College List

With over 3500 colleges in the United States to choose from, it’s no surprise that many students struggle to decide which of them to apply to. This blog will provide a step-by-step guide to making this process effective and even fun! We recommend that you explore and visit colleges throughout ...

A Summer Timeline for Starting Your College Applications

You’re about to finish a hectic junior year of working hard at school and participating in extracurricular activities—not to mention going on college visits, taking standardized tests, and possibly learning to drive! As your summer stretches before you, here are some ways to consider getting a jump start on your ...

Choosing a College: Why Graduation Rates Matter

When considering colleges, students look at many factors – location, size, academic programs, athletic spirit, and financial aid packages. One important factor that often gets overlooked, however, is how long it takes students to graduate. It may not be obvious, but a college’s 4-year and 6-year completion rates can actually ...

Attention High School Juniors: How to Visit Colleges

Juniors! By now you have begun to research colleges and develop a preliminary list of schools to which you may soon be applying.  It’s now time to plan some college visits! Here are some suggested steps to help you get started: Look up the Academic Calendar of each college to ...

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