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Test scores are necessary, but not sufficient for admission at the majority of highly selective schools.
Is getting into college becoming harder?
Honors colleges can be a cost-effective and highly rewarding undergraduate experience for top-notch students.
Before developing an admissions strategy, your student should familiar himself or herself with testing requirements at prospective colleges.
The power of a net price calculator
Parents should be realistic about what you’re paying for.
Admission officers are interested in meaningful engagement, not perfunctory participation.
How your ninth-grader can successfully launch his or her high school career.
Avoid making obvious mistakes that can negatively impact admissions chances.
These factors matter most to admissions office professionals
For those without unlimited funds at their disposal, having what is known as a “financial safety school” should be of equal importance.
A willingness to travel can lead to improved admissions prospects and better financial aid offers.
In 2008, Kaplan reported that only 10 percent of admissions officers bothered looking at an applicant’s social media pages; but in 2017, that number rose to 35 percent.
With proper planning, a college fair can provide you with newfound insight into prospective colleges.
Understanding the widening gender gap and its impact on college acceptance.
Expert tips on what students should do when visiting a college campus.
What are the key differences between the ACT and new SAT, and what do they mean for test-takers?
Do you know about the changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid affecting all rising high school seniors applying for federal aid in the 2017-18 academic year?
When can SAT subject test benefit college applicants and what do they entail?
Summer months are the perfect time to get ahead in the college application process. Follow these 5 useful tips to jump-start your college applications.
Questioning the value of a college degree? College is still a sound investment if you know how to capitalize on your higher education.