October 4, 2021Early Action or Early Decision: Last-minute Help for Seniors
Does your student benefit from applying to college Early Action or Early Decision? Learn why applying early may—or may not—increase their chance of acceptance. Read More
July 26, 2021Admissions How the World of College Admissions Has Changed
The college admissions landscape has changed. Learn how college admissions has been changed for good by COVID-19. Read more
June 21, 2021Admissions Are Colleges Moving Away from Standardized Testing?
To many families, the SAT and ACT are practically synonymous with college admissions. But there are more than a few problems with the SAT and ACT. Learn about the issues with standardized testing and what colleges are doing about it. Read more
April 26, 2021Admissions What Should I Do With All This College Mail?
Discover what high schoolers should really do with all that college marketing material. Read more
March 1, 2021Admissions How Much Do Challenging Courses Matter for College Admissions?
Learn why not every "A" is created equal. A student’s GPA counts, but the difficulty or strength of their curriculum matters just as much. Read more
February 15, 2021Admissions What Should I Wear to My College Interview? And Four Other Tips to Prepare for College Interviews
By preparing ahead of time and making smart choices about how to present yourself, you can make it easy for an admissions officer to see you as a positive addition to their campus! Read more
February 1, 2021Admissions SAT Subject Tests Are Cancelled. What Should You Do Now?
SAT Subject Tests have been discontinued. What does that mean for juniors going through the college admissions process? Read more
January 25, 2021Admissions What Kinds of College Interviews Are There?
Do you remember your first job interview? Multiply the anxiety you felt then by ten, and you’ve got a sense of how your student is probably feeling about the prospect of their first college interview. Read more
January 4, 2021Admissions College Admissions Advice for Sophomores
When it comes to college admissions, sophomore year is really about establishing the kind of student—and person—your child wants to become. Read more
October 26, 2020Admissions Write Your Perfect College Essay: A Video Guide
Any student can learn how to write a great college essay. Check out Signet's tips for a stress-free essay process. Read more
September 21, 2020Admissions Guiding Principles in College Admissions
College admissions officers consider students holistically, and your student needs to know that to ensure that their best self comes through in their application materials. Read more
November 11, 2019Admissions Contacting College Admissions Officers
Learn the right way to reach out to admissions officers at the top colleges on your list! Read more
April 15, 2019Business School B-School Admissions Committee Evaluation Areas
Students need to be strong in three key areas on their business school applications. Read more
March 18, 2019Admissions What to Do with Early Application Decisions?
Perspectives on handling acceptance, denial, or deferral to schools where a student applied early. Read more
February 4, 2019Admissions Q&A with a Med School Consultant
One of Signet's medical school advisors shares his personal experience with med school. Read more
January 21, 2019College College Types Interview Series: Ivy League School
The fifth and final interview in Signet's series on different types of colleges focuses on Ivy League schools. Read more
January 14, 2019Business School Should I Take the GMAT or GRE When I Apply to MBA Programs?
A comparison of the two primary exams used for admission to business school. Read more
January 7, 2019College College Types Interview Series: Technical Institution
The fourth in Signet's interview series on different types of colleges focuses on technical institutions. Read more
December 24, 2018College College Types Interview Series: Private Research University
The third in Signet's interview series on different types of colleges focuses on large private research universities. Read more
December 17, 2018College The Value of Alumni References on College Applications
Do high-profile recommendation letters help or harm a student's college application? Read more
December 10, 2018College College Types Interview Series: Private Liberal Arts College
The second post in our series on different types of colleges focuses on the undergraduate experience at a private liberal arts college. Read more
December 3, 2018College Should You Apply Early Decision?
A breakdown of the factors that determine whether students should apply early decision to colleges. Read more
November 26, 2018College College Types Interview Series: Large Public University
In this five-part interview series, college alums share their experiences at different types of schools. Read more
October 29, 2018Graduate School 3 Things an MBA Admissions Committee Looks for in an Essay
Maximize your impact on MBA admissions committees with a strong business school essay. Read more
October 23, 2017Common App How Many College Applications Should I Submit?
Learn all about the risks of overdoing it when it comes to college applications. Read more
January 21, 2016Admissions Sophomore Year - College Admissions Plan
If you're a high school sophomore, it's time to start making a college admissions plan! Let us show you how... Read more
January 12, 2016Admissions Don't Let College Anxiety Ruin Your Life!
Your college applications are in! Take a deep breath and don't let the anxiety of waiting ruin your life! Read more
December 24, 2015Admissions Seniors Hearing Back on Early Apps: Last-Minute Tips
Last-Minute Tips for dealing with what you heard from your early admissions applications. Read more
December 14, 2015Admissions The Coalition Application: What it is, and what it means for you
An introduction to the Coalition Application and what it means for college applicants. Read more
December 1, 2015Admissions How to Email Admissions Officers
A how-to on the best way to email admissions officers at the schools you are applying to. Read more
November 23, 2015Admissions Deciding Between Early Action and Regular Decision When Looking at Elite Schools
How to determine if applying early to an elite school is right for your student. Read more
October 19, 2015Admissions Catching Up On College Apps - Senior Application Timeline
Fallen behind on your college applications? No worries! Here's how to catch up. Read more
October 1, 2015Admissions Last Minute Early App Help for Seniors
Fallen behind on your Early Decision applications? Here's how to catch up. Read more
September 7, 2015Admissions MBA Admissions Committee Eval Area #3: Your Career Vision
In part 3 of our MBA Admissions primer, you'll learn why articulating a career vision is important to applying to business school. Read more
September 7, 2015Admissions MBA Admissions Committee Eval Area #2: Professional Experience
In part 2 of our MBA Admissions primer, you'll learn why Career Progress and Professional Experience are important to applying to business school. Read more
September 7, 2015Admissions MBA Admissions Committee Evaluation Area #1: Academic or Intellectual Ability
In part 1 of our MBA Admissions primer, you'll learn why academics and intellectual ability are important to applying to business school. Read more
August 24, 2015Admissions 7 Things Every MBA Admissions Committee Evaluates
Applying to an MBA program? Check out this 7 items that the admissions committee will be looking for. Read more
August 24, 2015Admissions Should I Apply Early?
Early admissions isn't for everybody. Find out if you are a good candidate to for early admissions. Read more
August 13, 2015Admissions Tips for Writing an Exceptional Personal Statement
Three practical tips for writing an exceptional college personal statement Read more
August 12, 2015Admissions When Should I Begin my College Applications?
It's your junior year. Time to start applying for college. Where do you begin? Read more
November 20, 2014Admissions C Students and the College Process
Yes, C students can get into their dream colleges! But not all C students are the same. Here’s how to navigate the application process with a late bloomer, underachiever, or other kind of C student. Read more
June 16, 2014Admissions The 5 Ws of Policy School
Considering policy school? Read on to learn about different types of programs and the application process. Read more
June 3, 2014Admissions The Importance of Fit for Graduate School
A former graduate admissions officer explains why fit is so important for graduate applications. Read more