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.

Meet the Collegiate Gateway Team! Q&A with Julie Raynor Gross, Founder and President

Did you know that it’s been almost 20 years since Julie Raynor Gross founded Collegiate Gateway? Over the past two decades, so much has changed, both in the organization and in college admissions. To mark this milestone, here’s a peek at the inner workings of Collegiate Gateway via interviews with its staff members. First up: Julie Raynor Gross herself!

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.

Who Benefits From Early Decision?

How does Early Decision benefit students and colleges? What is the impact of Early Decision on Regular Decision admissions programs, and why are more colleges using Early Decision to fill almost half of their incoming classes? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more!

Early Admissions Trends for the Class of 2026

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

Early Admissions Decisions: Your Next Steps

After receiving your college decisions for early admissions, there are a variety of actions you can – and should – take. If you’ve accepted a binding admissions decision, we’ll tell you how to start off your college career on the right foot. If not, we’ll help you maximize your admissions chances going forward.

Early College Admissions Notification Dates 2021-22

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 2021-22 application cycle.

Regular Admissions Trends for the Class of 2025

Test optional admissions policies, more applications, more deferrals from early admissions, and longer waitlists have culminated in a wild admissions season for the Class of 2025. Read more to find out how future applicants should craft a college list.

Sibling Legacy in College Admissions: Does It Exist?

If your older sibling attends your dream school, will this help you to get in? If twins apply to a college together, will it give them any advantage? Does sibling legacy provide a hook into college admissions?

Early Admissions Trends for the Class of 2025

During this unprecedented pandemic, applying early to colleges has had its challenges. From SAT and ACT test cancellations to the reduced ability to visit colleges in person, early admissions have been different this year. Nevertheless, students have pressed onward and submitted their early apps. Whatever your early admissions outcomes, it ...

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