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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:00:02 +0000

 



Are Your SAT Scores Good Enough for Selective...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



How to Write a Winning College Application Essay

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



A Sample Appeal Letter for an Academic Dismissal

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Applying to College? 15 Facebook Photos That...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



The Top Summer Engineering Programs for High...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



7 Summer Programs for Science-Loving High...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What Colleges Say About Their Second Language...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Interested in Drama? Check Out These Summer...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

A list of six top summer programs for students interested in the theater.



How to Answer the College Interview Question...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Answering the College Interview Question 'What...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



The Best Catholic Colleges and Universities You...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Learn about the 23 top Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S., ranging from small colleges to large universities.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Read a Sample College Transfer Essay

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



20 Questions to Master Before You Interview for...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



12 Facebook Photos You Must Delete Before...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What Are the Registration Deadlines for the...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Find ACT test dates and registration deadlines for the 2016 - 2017 academic year along with many useful ACT information links.



What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



8 Fantastic Summer Dance Programs for High...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



10 Excellent Summer Music Programs for High...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

A list of ten top summer programs for students interested in music.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



9 Tips to Improve Your College Essay Style

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Compare SAT Scores for Ivy League Admissions

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Has Your College Application Been Deferred?...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



7 Excellent Summer Creative Writing Programs...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



High School Social Studies Courses Needed for...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Learn what social studies and history classes you'll need to take in high school to be a competitive college applicant.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Cash for College! 89 Scholarships That Expire...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Apply soon--these 89 college scholarships expire in March. Awards range from $30 to $30,000.



Compare ACT Scores for Admission to the Ivy...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What Do ACT Scores Mean to Colleges?

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

ACT Score Percentiles: Learn what the 25th and 75th percentiles mean for college admissions data.



5 Tips for Writing a Winning College Transfer...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Transfer Essay Tips. This article provides 5 tips for writing a winning transfer essay for a college application.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What Are the 2016-2017 Registration Deadlines...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Learn SAT testing dates and registration deadlines for the 2016 to 2017 academic year. You'll also find many other useful SAT links.



Did You Receive a College Deferral Letter?...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Berkeley Admissions: What GPA and Standardized...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Learn About the Ivy League Schools

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



20 Best Equestrian Colleges in the United States

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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.



How Much High School Science Do You Need to Get...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Learn what science classes you'll need to take in high school to be a competitive college applicant.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Your Giant A to Z List of College Profiles

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Learn About the 500+ Schools That Accept the...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

A list of the more than 500 colleges and universities that use the Common Application in the 2015 - 2016 college admissions cycle.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



6 Great Summer Leadership Programs for High...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What Extracurricular Activities Most Impress...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

What do colleges see as good extracurricular activities? Learn what extracurricular involvement will most impress college admissions officers.



Learn about Harvard University and What It...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Considering Cal Poly San Luis Obispo? Check Out...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Admissions: average SAT scores, ACT Scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, tuition, and other admissions data.



Learn about Yale University and What It Takes...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Here's How to Do an In-Person Appeal of an...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

If you plan to appeal an academic dismissal from college in person, these 10 tips can help make your appeal as successful as possible.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



How to Write a Great College Application Essay...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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.



The 20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

All 20 of these highly selective colleges and universities have acceptance rates of 14% or lower.



How to Use Your Sophomore Year to Improve...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

10th grade college preparation is important for anyone hoping to go to a highly selective college -- your grades and activities from your sophomore year will be a significant part of your college application. This article outlines 10 areas where you can use 10th grade to strengthen your college preparation and score big in the college admissions process.



What You Should Know About Duke University...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Learn About UC San Diego and What It Takes to...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

UCSD, University of California San Diego's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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.



The Best Engineering Schools You Can Attend

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



The 22 Best Public Universities in the U.S.

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

These 22 top public universities all have impressive facilities, professors, and name recognition, and all can be excellent values.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



How Long Should Your College Application Essay...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What Test Scores and GPAs Get You Into...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



The 20 Strangest Division I Team Names

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Tips and Strategies for Responding to Common...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



5 Bad Reasons for College Students to Transfer

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

College Transfers: If you’re thinking about transferring, make sure it’s for a good reason. Switching schools is often frustrating - you’ll have a whole new campus culture to learn, and you may find that not all of your credits will be recognized at the new school. Many students who transfer end up regretting their decision. Here are a few potentially poor reasons for leaving your current college . . .



What's Considered a Good ACT Writing Score?

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Strategies for Common Application Essay Option...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



7 Tips for Getting Great College Recommendation...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Getting good letters of recommendation for college requires planning ahead. These tips will help ensure that you get the best college letters of recommendation possible.



MIT - GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Admission

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Learn about Cornell University and What It...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



A Complete List of Universities that Require...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

A list of the colleges that require the ACT writing section so you can figure out whether you should take the regular ACT, or the ACT with writing.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



25 Top Ranking New England Colleges and...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What You Should Know About the Redesigned SAT...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Compare SAT Scores for the 11 Senior Colleges...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Learn what SAT scores you are likely to need for each of the 11 CUNY senior colleges in this side-by-side SAT score comparison table.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



What Is a Private University?

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Private University Definition: Learn what a private university is and how it differs from a public university and a liberal arts college.



How Much High School Math Do You Need to Get...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

High School Math Preparation: Learn typical math requirements for admission to different colleges and universities.



What SAT Scores Do You Need to Get into One of...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Learn what SAT scores you'll need to get into each of the University of California schools with this side-by-side comparison.



Here's How You Get Off That College Wait List

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

College wait lists place students in a frustrating limbo. This article outlines tips for getting off the wait list and into your top choice college.



Do Your Grades Reflect Your Ability? College...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



Read a Sample Appeal Letter for a College...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

Read a sample appeal letter for a college rejection, and learn strategies for writing an appeal.



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



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

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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 to Do When Your College Application Gets...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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



A Comparison and Ranking of the University of...

2017-03-13T12:00:02Z

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