Test Score Submit Rates for Class of 2027

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

High school students prepare to take the digital SAT on school computers

The COVID-19 pandemic shifted the way higher education institutions review applications, with many colleges choosing to adopt a test-optional application review process. However, with record-breaking applicant pools and record-low admit rates, families are worried that test-optional may not really mean test-optional at all. Here is what we know, so far.  

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Class of 2028 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Friday, February 23, 2024
Classmates from the class of 2028 check for Regular Decision notification dates.

Are you ready for Regular Decision notification dates? Admissions offices across the U.S. are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of Regular Decision college applications for the class of 2028 in order to notify students of their decisions this spring. 

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In-State and Out-of-State Colleges: Acceptance Rates, Public Universities, Tuition

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Hero-School-Placement Choosing between in-state and out-of-state colleges is an important decision that can significantly impact your college experience. In-state institutions often offer financial advantages, with lower tuition costs and potential access to state-funded scholarships. However, out-of-state colleges may provide unique opportunities, diverse cultural experiences, and access to specialized programs not available locally. Keep reading to learn more about in-state vs. out-of-state colleges.

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Auditing a Class: What Does It Mean and the Pass Fail Grading System

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
What if you could take a college course without worrying about the stress of letter grades and competition from classmates? Some colleges and universities offer that opportunity, allowing students to either audit a class or enroll on a pass/fail grading system. Keep reading to understand more about these options and if they affect your grade point average, as well as the pros and cons of the pass/fail grading system.

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A List of Testing Policies by School

Friday, February 16, 2024

High School Students Taking Test In Classroom

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on numerous changes within the standardized testing industry, including the introduction of a new, entirely digital testing format and many colleges shifting to a test-optional admissions process for the 2020-21 admissions cycle.

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Caltech vs. MIT: Which College Is Right for You?

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Students participate in a coding and gaming camp, their chosen summer activitiesOne is on the East Coast, the other on the West Coast. Both have the industrious beaver as their mascot. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology are both scientific and technological titans and world leaders in cutting-edge research and innovation. Let’s explore the distinctive features of MIT and Caltech, so you can decide which college is right for you.   

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Understanding Small vs. Medium vs. Large Colleges

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

When searching for best-fit colleges, size is often one of the first things that students consider. Many college-bound students already have an idea of what they’re looking for in a school before they start researching specific institutions. Maybe they prefer a large student body with endless possibilities, like what you find at public research universities. Perhaps a small campus with an intimate atmosphere is preferable — a characteristic of many private colleges. Going with your gut is a good place to start, but there are many pros and cons to certain college sizes that students might overlook when building their balanced college list. 

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Class of 2028 Early Admission Rates

Monday, February 12, 2024

Students discuss Early Decision acceptance rates outside of class

The first members of the college class of 2028 are in! Here’s our breakdown of the early admission rates for the class of 2028. We will continue updating this post as more information becomes available!

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How to Get into Cornell: All You Need to Know

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Spotlight on Cornell

Cornell University is an Ivy League institution nestled in the natural beauty of upstate New York. Its world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, and hospitality, among others, are just a few reasons that many prospective students dream of attending Cornell. 

Like every other highly selective university and Ivy League member, Cornell has become increasingly competitive through the years. It’s important to understand what Cornell is looking for and what you can do to increase your chances of admission. Read on to learn more about Cornell and about what it takes to get in.

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Transfer Admission Rates: What are Your Chances of Getting In?

Monday, February 5, 2024

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The transfer admissions process can often be even more selective than regular undergraduate admissions, and with 35% of college students transferring at least once, it’s important to understand exactly how difficult (or not!) it is to transfer to your dream school.

Why Transfer?

There are a number of reasons why students choose to transfer schools. It can be anything from homesickness or a negative experience their first year, to a change in major that isn’t offered at their current institution. Often students are also transferring from a two-year school to a four-year university. What’s key when transferring is to know why you want to transfer and how to build a balanced transfer college list that can meet your new needs. Part of building that list includes understanding your chances of admission.

Transfer Admission Rates

It’s important to understand that the transfer admission process is often much more selective than the undergraduate process — especially at universities where gaining admission is already very difficult. According to NACAC, on average, transfer admission rates were slightly lower than that of first-year students. Why? First, students are applying for admission to classes that are already established and may have

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5 Colleges with Great ROI

Thursday, February 1, 2024

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The value of a college degree is a topic of constant debate and often something families consider when preparing for the college admissions process. There is no denying that a college education is one of the most important investments families will ever make.

Students and parents often look beyond the prestige of name-brand schools and give more consideration to institutions with reputations for the best return on investment. If you’re looking for schools with great value and post-grad success, here is our list of schools with a great ROI!

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Class of 2027 Admission Rates

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Students navigating the college admissions process continue to experience unique challenges and changes, including the announcement of an entirely digital SAT, continued test-optional policies, increasing application numbers, and more students applying to even more colleges than ever before. All of this has led to an even more competitive year at the most selective colleges in the U.S., while other schools plan to admit more students than ever before in order to manage enrollment numbers. 

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How to Ace the Georgetown Alumni Interview

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


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Georgetown University, nestled in the heart of Washington, D.C., is renowned for its commitment to educating global citizens who are academically proficient and socially conscious. The admissions interview at Georgetown serves as a unique opportunity for applicants to expand on their written applications and showcase their personality, passion, and alignment with the university’s values. Keep reading to learn what the interview entails and how to ace it.  

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Yield Rates for the Class of 2027

Thursday, January 25, 2024

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After many colleges reported all-time low acceptance rates, some students might be curious about their yield rates, or just how many of these admitted applicants have chosen to enroll. Yield is a priority for every college because it impacts their place on rankings lists and it can also influence their bond ratings. Additionally, yield rates help schools evaluate their admissions process and how attractive they are to prospective students.   

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5 Colleges for Aspiring Writers

Thursday, January 25, 2024

5 Colleges for Aspiring Writers

Do you dream of writing a book or spend hours crafting poetic verses? Even if you have a natural talent for the written word, it never hurts to expand your knowledge and skills through a creative writing program in college. Here’s a look at some programs that will help aspiring writers improve their craft 

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Rolling Admissions Guide: What, When, Why? 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Beginning the College Search Process to Build a Balanced College List

College applicants often find themselves immersed in a sea of application deadlines, admission requirements, and decision anxieties. Among the various admissions policies, rolling admissions stands out as a flexible and dynamic approach. Understanding how rolling admission deadlines work can help you unlock a smoother and more personalized application process.

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Colleges for Fashion Majors

Thursday, January 18, 2024

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For those enamored with fashion and the latest style trends, there are a few fashion-specific colleges that immediately come to mind when considering where to pursue a degree in fashion. However, there are several great fashion design and merchandising programs at large and small colleges across the country. If you’re looking to break into the fashion industry, look for programs that offer the education and experience you need to succeed. We’ve picked out a few for you here.

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How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview [With Samples]

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview

Many colleges include an admissions interview as part of the application process, which is a great way to further demonstrate your interest, learn more about the school, and get answers to your questions. It’s a good idea to send a thank you note via email after you’ve been interviewed. Not only is it a good practice, but it helps keep you top of mind and gives you one more opportunity to make your case for admission. Keep reading to learn more about how to craft a good thank you email.  

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Coalition vs. Common App: Which One Should You Choose?

Thursday, January 11, 2024

The Coalition Application and the Common Application are two platforms that streamline the college application process. While both serve the common goal of simplifying the application experience, they differ in several ways. Understanding the distinctions between the Coalition and Common App can help you make informed decisions about which platform aligns better with your preferences and the requirements of the colleges on your balanced list. 

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