Read our overview of the AP program, which can help navigate its complexities and explore its potential benefits. Find out how you can use AP scores to distinguish yourself from other applicants, for advanced placement (skipping over entry-level courses), for college credit, for the satisfaction of distribution requirements, and/or for early graduation, depending on the school.
Participation in research during high school can benefit both your intellectual growth and your success in college admissions. Research offers an opportunity to explore scientific problems in new ways, strengthen your problem-solving abilities, and test out potential career options. Find out how high school research programs can help students build a variety of skills that benefit them in college and beyond.
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 2027 application cycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.