College Admissions

What is a High School Profile and What Role Does it Play in College Admissions?

When your college application is considered, your transcript is evaluated side-by-side with your high school profile. This blog post will discuss the information included in the profiles, including GPA, grade and test score distribution, rigor of curriculum, and special programs. To illustrate how this information is shared, we will draw from the examples of five school profiles at public and private secondary schools.

The Role of Grades in College Admissions

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.

College Applicant Portals

Why should students take the time to set up a college applicant portal? Read on to find out more about the functionality of these online platforms and why it’s important to follow through and set up your account.

How to Write a Resume for your College Applications

Read our tips for crafting an impressive resume for your college applications and internships. Follow these do’s and don’ts to showcase your leadership skills and experiences.

Five Reasons to Consider a Public University Honors College

A public university’s honors college can offer smaller class sizes, a close-knit community, and access to top research opportunities. You can also experience a campus with loads of school spirit, big-time sports, and vibrant Greek life. Find out five great reasons to apply to these unique programs!

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.

The Impact of Superscoring the SAT and ACT

What does "superscoring" the ACT and SAT mean? Which colleges allow superscoring and how are the scores reported to schools? Read on to find out our tips for how to evaluate your standardized test scores as part of the college admissions process.

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.

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!

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