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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Who Benefits From Early Decision?

Early Decision is a relatively new phenomenon in the college admissions landscape. But in the few decades since its inception, it’s become such a prominent feature of college admissions that many colleges fill up to half their freshman class through Early Decision applications. There is much controversy surrounding its impact ...

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