The True Value of a College Essay

The True Value of a College Essay

In this blog post, you’ll discover what the college essay is, why it matters, and what a good college essay can really do for students.

How the World of College Admissions Has Changed

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of higher education. Ask anyone who took the SAT or applied to colleges last year about their experience, and they’ll tell you just how stressful it was.

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.

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.

Signet’s Guide to College Admissions

This guide covers everything you need to know about starting the college admissions process. You’ll learn how to break down each phase of the process into small, manageable chunks so that you stay on track.

Signet’s Guide to the Essay

The college essay, or personal statement, can be one of the most daunting pieces of the entire college application process, but it’s also one of the few pieces of the application that gives students an opportunity to share their own unique voice.

Standardized Testing: Do You Know the Exams?

While the movement encouraging schools to de-emphasize testing in their admissions procedures has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, test scores may still be an important part of the college application process for many students.

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.

Are You College-Ready?

The most important skills that students need to develop before the college transition.

What Is the Test Optional Movement?

Standardized test scores have historically been a crucial part of college applications. But more colleges are joining the test optional movement, which doesn’t require standardized test scores.

The Problems With Standardized Testing

Students are under pressure to perform well on standardized tests, but there are concerns about the integrity and effectiveness of the role of standardized tests in college admissions.

How to Build a College List

Building a strong list is a critical piece of the college process. This post will show you exactly how to do it.

College Transition Tips for Parents

College Transition Tips for Parents

​After graduation, it’s obvious that students are in a moment of transition. But what do parents need to know about the transition to college?