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Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:18:30 +0000

 



Are Your SAT Scores Good Enough for Selective...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Applying to College? 15 Facebook Photos That...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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 Common Application Essay

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What to Do When Your College Application Gets...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Does the SAT Writing Section Even Matter?

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Compare SAT Scores for Ivy League Admissions

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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.



Answering the College Interview Question 'What...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



How to Write a Winning College Application Essay

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Learn about Columbia University and What It...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What Test Scores and GPAs Get You Into...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What's Considered a Good ACT Writing Score?

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



How to Answer the College Interview Question...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

What Do You Do for Fun? This article provides tips for this frequently asked interview question. Be sure you can articulate how you spend your time.



The Top Summer Engineering Programs for High...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Learn about Cornell University and What It...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



MIT - GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Admission

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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.



Compare ACT Scores for Admission to the Ivy...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What Colleges Say About Their Second Language...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What You Should Know About the Redesigned SAT...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What High School Courses Do You Need for...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What GPA and Test Scores Get You Into...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



How Long Should Your College Application Essay...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



7 Summer Programs for Science-Loving High...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Has Your College Application Been Deferred?...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

If you find your early college application results in a deferral, don't be passive. This sample letter shows how to present new information.



Learn about Harvard University and What It...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



These 6 Tips Can Help You Appeal an Academic...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

How to Appeal an Academic Dismissal: If you've been dismissed from college for low grades, these tips can help you successfully appeal the decision



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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.



Learn About the University of Michigan and What...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The sample essay



Tips and Samples for the Common Applicaton...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Berkeley Admissions: What GPA and Standardized...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Can You Appeal a College Rejection Decision?

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

Can you appeal a college admission decision? Is a rejection letter final? What situations warrant a letter of appeal to the admissions office?



The Best Engineering Schools You Can Attend

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Learn About Northwestern University and What It...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Strategies for Common Application Essay Option...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Your Giant A to Z List of College Profiles

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



8 Tips for a Successful College Visit

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



7 Excellent Summer Creative Writing Programs...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Did You Receive a College Deferral Letter?...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

What should you do if you receive a college deferral letter? This sample letter presents a college new information and continued interest.



6 Summer Programs for High School Students Who...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Tips and Strategies for Responding to Common...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



How Does a SAT Score Translate to an ACT Score?

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

A table showing how to convert ACT scores into SAT scores (and the reverse). The table shows percentiles for both the ACT and SAT exams.



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Sample College Admissions Essay: Give Goth a...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Avoid These Bad Essay Topics on Your College...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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.



The 20 Strangest Division I Team Names

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Considering Dartmouth? Check Out This...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Here's How to Stay on Track When Applying to...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

Keep track of important deadlines and application components. This checklist will help you stay on target throughout the college admissions process.



Learn About the Ivy League Schools

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What Do Colleges Mean by Holistic Admissions,...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



9 Tips to Improve Your College Essay Style

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Waitlisted or Deferred? Here's How to Write a...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

Learn what you should and should not include in a letter of continued interest when you've been deferred or waitlisted by a college.



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

Vanderbilt University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.



6 Great Summer Leadership Programs for High...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



97 College Scholarships That Expire in January

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

These 97 college scholarships expire in January, so be sure to apply on time.



8 Ways to Tell a College You're Super Interested

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



20 Questions to Master Before You Interview for...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Learn About the University of Chicago and What...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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.



8 Fantastic Summer Dance Programs for High...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

A list of eight top summer programs for students interested in dance.



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

Florida State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from FSU, Flordia State University in Tallahassee.



25 Top Ranking New England Colleges and...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



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

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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.



Do You Have the Grades and Test Scores for the...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

An admissions graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Florida



Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores for Boston...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



What You Should Know About Duke University...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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



Do Your Grades Reflect Your Ability? College...

2017-01-18T11:18:30Z

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