Parents of college-bound students often ask us when they should start thinking about the college admissions process. It’s a great question—so let’s dive in!
High school juniors are inundated with questions about the future. Discover how to support your teen with the right questions and conversation starters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn why a private admissions counselor can complement a student’s relationship with their in-school guidance counselor.
See how your student can finish the school year strong as we head into the end of the spring semester.
Learn how to help your student evaluate scoring on the SAT or ACT.
Discover what high schoolers should really do with all that college marketing material.
Learn how your student can prepare for their standardized tests in two months or less.
Discover why students are taking a COVID-19 gap year and whether a gap year may be the right choice for your student.
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.
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!
SAT Subject Tests have been discontinued. What does that mean for juniors navigating the college admissions process? Here’s what you need to know.
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.
Learn what your junior can do to start the college application process off right.
When it comes to college admissions, sophomore year is really about establishing the kind of student—and person—your child wants to become.
Is it too early for juniors to start thinking about college admissions?
Test prep takes some effort, but it could give your student a leg up at their dream school. And that’s worth a little extra studying.
A turkey hangover is nothing compared to the headache of finishing last-minute college applications.
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.
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.
Does a sophomore need to study for the PSAT? Signet’s academic experts share their tips on PSAT preparation for sophomores.
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.
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.
The most important skills that students need to develop before the college transition.
Can’t take an in-person tour of that campus on your college list? How about a virtual college tour instead?
The coronavirus will continue to have a major impact on many aspects of high school. To help you feel a bit less overwhelmed, we’ve compiled resources and advice we’ve published related to COVID-19 so far.
Learn about the new college admissions landscape in the era of COVID-19.
College decisions are always challenging, but they’re especially difficult when you can’t visit in person. Here’s how to choose a college without an in-person visit.
What to do once your college applications are in…
Learn the right way to reach out to admissions officers at the top colleges on your list!
Colleges with highly competitive admissions have some benefits–and some drawbacks.
Tips on how to use the Common, Coalition, and UC applications to streamline your college application process.
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.
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.
What is the CSS profile, and how can it benefit students seeking financial aid?
Make an excellent impression at your next college interview.
Building a strong list is a critical piece of the college process. This post will show you exactly how to do it.
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?
Guidelines for college applicants filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Helpful dos and don’ts for students navigating the college waitlist.
Learn how your clothing choices can help you make a good impression during college interviews.
Make the most of every college visit with these simple tips.
How students can effectively communicate with college admissions officers.
Tips to help students plan a successful college visit.
Tips on how to use recommendation letters to boost your college applications.
Perspectives on handling acceptance, denial, or deferral to schools where a student applied early.
Uncover the truth about the most common college admissions myths.