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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:12:57 +0000

 



Are Your SAT Scores Good Enough for Selective...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn what's considered a good SAT score for college admissions, and learn what scores you'll need to be admitted to a selective college.



12 College Interview Questions You Should Master

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Prepare for your college interview with this list of common college interview questions with tips for answering each.



How to Write a Winning Common Application Essay

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Tips and strategies for thinking about each of the five personal essay options on the 2016-17 Common Application.



Applying to College? 15 Facebook Photos That...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

15 Facebook photos that can strengthen your college application. Make sure you look good if admissions officers research your social media.



How to Write a Winning College Application Essay

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

College admissions officers read thousands of college application essays. These tips and strategies can help you make a strong impression.



Answering the College Interview Question 'What...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

What Can I Tell You About Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.



Are Your ACT Scores Good Enough to Get into a...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn what's considered a good ACT score and what score you'll need to get admitted to your top choice colleges.



12 Facebook Photos You Must Delete Before...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Facebook and Underage Drinking: If you have photos of underage drinking in your facebook account, delete them before you apply to college.



A Sample Appeal Letter for an Academic Dismissal

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

See a sample appeal letter for an academic dismissal from college. A discussion of the appeal letter is also included.



Learn about the Top 10 Universities in the U.S.

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn about the top ten national universities in the United States with links to college admissions data and cost and financial aid information.



Tips for Common Application Essay Option #2 -...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Tips and strategies for the new Common Application essay option two on learning from a failure. Learn how to write a winning essay.



Learn What GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores You...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Harvard University Admission: A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Harvard



What Do 25th / 75th SAT Score Percentiles Mean...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

This article explains the common 25th / 75th percentile representation of SAT scores often found in college profiles. Learn how to interpret the data.



How Long Should Your College Application Essay...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

How long should your college application essay be? Is the 650-word limit on the Common Application firm? This article discusses the ideal essay length



Does the SAT Writing Section Even Matter?

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Does the SAT writing section matter in the college admissions process? Find out the role of the SAT writing section when applying to colleges.



How to Answer the College Interview Question...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Tell me about yourself - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.



What's Considered a Good Score on SAT Subject...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Physics SAT Subject Test: Learn what score you'll need for college admission and college course credit.



What's Considered a Good Academic Record for...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn what's considered a good academic when applying to college. This article discusses the importance of grades, honors, AP, IB, and more.



"What Will You Contribute to Our College?"...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

What Will You Contribute to Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.



What Qualifies as a Good Math SAT Subject Score?

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Good Math SAT Subject Test Score: Learn what score you'll need on one of the Math SAT Subject Tests for college admission and college course credit.



The Top Summer Engineering Programs for High...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A list of eleven top summer programs for students interested in engineering.



Learn About UC Berkeley and What It Takes to...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

University of California Berkeley Admissions: average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, tuition, and other college admissions data.



Compare SAT Scores for Ivy League Admissions

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Ivy League SAT Scores: A side-by-side comparison of 25th and 75th SAT score data to illustrate admissions requirements for the Ivy League schools.



Can You Get Into UCLA? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

UCLA - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UCLA.



Learn About Common Application Essay Option #5:...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Tips and strategies for the Common Application essay option 5 on an accomplishment or event that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood.



What's Considered a Good ACT Writing Score?

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

What's a Good Score on the ACT Writing Test? - Learn what score you'll need to get into different types of colleges.



Sample College Admissions Essay: Give Goth a...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Read a sample college admissions personal essay on diversity - Give Goth a Chance. You'll also find a critique of the essay.



What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn about the wide range of extracurricular activities that you can include in your college applications.



Stanford University: Learn What It Takes to Get...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Stanford University Admissions: average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, tuition, and other college admissions data.



Learn What GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Stanford University.



Before You Apply to Princeton, Check Out This...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Princeton University Admissions: average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, tuition, and other college admissions data.



Learn about Columbia University and What It...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Columbia University Admissions: average SAT scores and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, graduation rate, and other admissions data.



A Side-by-Side Comparison of SAT Scores for Top...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn what SAT scores are needed to get into the top public universities in the United States in this side-by-side comparison table.



Learn the GPA and Test Scores You Need to Get...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Cornell University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Cornell University.



Tips and Samples for the Common Applicaton...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Find tips, sample essays and essay critiques for each of the Common Application personal essay options.



What Colleges Say About Their Second Language...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Foreign Language Requirement - Learn how many years of a foreign language are required for admission to different types of colleges.



What High School Courses Do You Need for...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

High School Course Requirements for College Admissions - A discussion of the high school classes applicants need when applying to college.



Berkeley Admissions: What GPA and Standardized...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

UC Berkeley: A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Berkeley.



What Does a Weighted GPA Mean in the College...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

What is a weighted GPA? This article explains how high schools weight your GPA, and how the weighted GPA plays out in the college admissions process.



Read "Striking Out," a Sample Common Applicatio...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

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9 Tips to Improve Your College Essay Style

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

These 9 style tips can help you turn a bland and wordy college essay into an engaging narrative. Bring your college application to life!



7 Summer Programs for Science-Loving High...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A list of seven top summer programs for students interested in science.



50 College Scholarships with December Deadlines

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Get cash for college! Information for 50 scholarships to help you pay for college. Values range from $100 to $25,000.



Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A side-by-side comparison of SAT scores for admission to top universities.



A Comparison and Ranking of the University of...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A list and ranking of the nine University of California Schools with undergraduate programs. Each school is linked to further admission data.



Will Your Test Scores and GPA Get You Into UNC...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UNC Chapel Hill.



How to Write a Great College Application Essay...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Guidelines for writing a winning college application essay title. The title is the first thing the admissions officers will read. Make it count.



Avoid These Bad Essay Topics on Your College...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Bad Essay Topics for College Admissions - Most colleges give you lots of freedom in the essay, but you should watch out for these bad essay topics.



GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission to the...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Pennsylvania.



NYU Admissions: A Graph of Applicants' GPA, SAT...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

NYU - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from New York University.



"What Do You See Yourself Doing in 10 Years?"...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

What Do You See Yourself Doing 10 Years From Now? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.



MIT - GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Admission

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph of GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology



The 20 Strangest Division I Team Names

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn about the 20 colleges and universities with the strangest and funniest NCAA Division I team names.



What to Do When Your College Application Gets...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Deferred College Admission: Learn about steps for improving your admission chances if your college application has been deferred to regular admission.



Yale University: What GPA and Test Scores Do...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Yale University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Yale University.



Your Giant A to Z List of College Profiles

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

College Profiles - acceptance rates, sat scores, act scores, college costs, financial aid, enrollment numbers, photos, and other useful data.



Use These Tips to Ace Your University of...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

UC Personal Statement #1: Tips for writing an essay on prompt #1, describe the world you come from and how your world has shaped your dreams.



What's a Good Chemistry SAT Subject Test Score?

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn what scores you'll need on the Chemistry SAT Subject Test for college admission and course credit. Includes a percentile chart.



"Why Are You Interested In Our College?" Here's...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Why Are You Interested in Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.



The Best Engineering Schools You Can Attend

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A list of the 10 best engineering schools in the United States with links to admissions information for each school.



Learn About UC Riverside and What It Takes to...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A guide to UC Riverside Admissions: average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.



What Do Colleges Mean by Holistic Admissions,...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Most of the country's most selective colleges have holistic admissions, but what does this mean? This article provides the answer.



8 Tips for a Successful College Visit

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Do more than the campus tour. This article offers 8 tips for making the most of your college campus visits.



Strategies for Common Application Essay Option...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Tips and strategies for the new Common Application essay option 3 on challenging a belief or idea.



Do Your Grades Reflect Your Ability? College...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Do Your High School Grades Reflect Your Effort and Ability? This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.



SAT, ACT, Both, or Neither? Pick the Exam...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

What are the differences between the SAT and ACT exams, and which exam is best for you? This article compares these important college admissions tests



"Tell Me About a Challenge You Overcame": How...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Tell Me About a Challenge You Overcame - Learn tips and strategies for this frequently asked college interview question.



What Kinds of SAT Scores Get You Into the Top...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for the top engineering schools: MIT , Stanford, Berkeley, Illinois, Michigan, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Caltech, and Georgia Tech.



Tips and Strategies for Responding to Common...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Common Application



GPA and Test Scores You Need to Get into...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Columbia University - A graph of GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Columbia University.



What GPA and Test Scores Do You Need to Get...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Brown University.



What You Should Know About the Redesigned SAT...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn about the significant changes to the SAT that will launch in the redesigned exam in the spring of 2016.



What Test Scores and GPAs Get You Into...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Princeton University.



Creative Ideas for Extracurricular Activities

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn how Rubik's Cube and other quirky interests can be transformed into meaningful extracurricular activities in the college admissions process.



7 Excellent Summer Creative Writing Programs...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A list of seven top summer programs for students interested in creative writing. These programs can add to a student's college application activities.



What Score Do I Need on the Biology SAT Subject...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn what score you'll need on the Biology SAT Subject Test for college admission and college course credit.



6 Summer Programs for High School Students Who...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A list of five top summer programs for students interested in political science.



Compare ACT Scores for Admission to the Ivy...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A comparison of ACT scores for the Ivy League Schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.



20 Questions to Master Before You Interview for...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Interview for College - Before your college interview, be sure you have answers to these 20 common questions.



Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into the...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Texas at Austin.



Learn about Cornell University and What It...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Cornell University Admissions: average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.



8 Ways to Tell a College You're Super Interested

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

How to Demonstrate Interest in a College - 8 ways to demonstrate interest when applying to a college or university.



Learn about Harvard University and What It...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Find Harvard University Admissions: average SAT scores and ACT scores, acceptance rate, tuition, financial aid, and other college admissions data.



25 Top Ranking New England Colleges and...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

These 25 colleges and universities from New England frequently top the rankings. Both liberal arts colleges larger universities are included.



Learn About the Ivy League Schools

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn about the eight Ivy League schools including college admissions information such as acceptance rates, standardized test scores, costs, and more.



Can You Get Into Ohio State? See a GPA, SAT and...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Ohio State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from The Ohio State University



Tips for the 8 University of California...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

UC Essays: Get tips and strategies for acing each of the eight Personal Insight questions on the University of California application.



Compare SAT Scores for Admission to the 23 Cal...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

What SAT scores are needed to get into one of the Cal State universities? See a side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for the 23 campuses.



6 Great Summer Leadership Programs for High...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn about 6 summer programs for high school students interested in developing their leadership skills.



What Kind of ACT Scores Do You Need to Get Into...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Learn what ACT scores are needed to get into the top public universities in the United States in this side-by-side comparison.



Learn About the University of Michigan and What...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

University of Michigan Admissions: average SAT scores and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.



Should an Application Essay Be Single or...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Should an application essay be single-spaced or double-spaced? This article discusses this common formatting question



How to Write a Strong Supplemental College...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Sample Supplemental Essay - This sample supplemental essay for college admissions shows a good example of a short and effective essay.



20 Best Equestrian Colleges in the United States

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

20 great colleges for horse lovers. Check out these schools if you want to compete in equestrian, major or minor in equine studies, or simply ride.



Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Duke University.



Learn About Northwestern University and What It...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Northwestern University Admissions: average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.



What GPA and Test Scores Get You Into...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Dartmouth College.



A Side-By-Side Comparison of ACT Scores for...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A side-by-side comparison of ACT scores for admission to twelve top-ranked universities. See the middle 50% ACT score range for admitted students.



University of Michigan: GPA, SAT and ACT Graph...

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Michigan



Read a Sample College Transfer Essay

2016-12-07T11:12:57Z

Sample college transfer essay - read a sample transfer essay for a student transferring from Amherst College to the University of Pennsylvania.