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.

Another Year of Record-Breaking College Applications!

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.

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!

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.

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 2026 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.

Colleges Increase Use of Waitlists

How likely are you to be admitted to college off a waitlist, and how can you improve your chances of admission? Here are some tips for being realistic about your admission chances and continuing to demonstrate interest to your top college choices.

Covid-19 and the SAT/ACT: What You Need to Know

Many aspects of college admissions have changed in response to Covid-19. Juniors and seniors in high school may need to create college lists and make decisions about where they want to spend the next four years without visiting campus. And – perhaps the most unsettling change felt by applicants and ...

Waiting for Regular Decision Results

There are many challenging aspects of the admissions process—from agonizing over college lists to writing and revising countless essays to preparing for interviews. But in many ways, awaiting your regular decision results is the most difficult. Know that if you are among the thousands of seniors and parents in this ...

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