College Admissions

College admissions is one of the most important parts of the high school experience. It can also be a significant source of stress for students and their parents—especially as they try to keep up with the many other demands of high school.  

First things first: take a deep breath. The journey you’re about to take may feel daunting, but you can do this—and you don’t have to do it alone. At Signet, we work with families like yours every year, providing college admissions support that sets students up for success in college, career, and life. 

Here you’ll find a roundup of our best college admissions resources to help you along the way. 



While the bulk of the college admissions process takes place during junior and senior years, it’s never too early to begin thinking about what lies ahead. Freshmen and sophomores don’t need to take any specific actions relating to college admissions quite yet. However, they can (and should) challenge themselves academically, keep their grades up, engage in activities that interest them, and develop a high school road map. 


Knowing what lies ahead—and planning for it—can help reduce stress levels by demystifying the college admissions process and making it feel surmountable. Here are some resources to get students started: 



The College Admissions Process 

The college admissions process involves numerous elements, including (but not limited to) visiting colleges, developing a college list, writing a personal statement, filling out the college application, applying for financial aid, attending an interview, and deciding between acceptances. 

Staying on top of the process as much as possible makes it significantly easier. Here are some helpful resources: 


Our Approach to College Admissions


Choosing the Right College


How to Stand Out 


SAT and ACT Test Prep


Going Test Optional 


College Applications


Tell Your Story 


Communicating with Admissions Offices


College Admissions Consulting at Signet 

If you need support navigating the college admissions process, Signet’s experienced admissions consultants—together with our writing specialists and analysts—can work with you one-on-one to provide expert guidance every step of the way. 


The Signet Method for college admissions follows these three steps: 


  • Discovering the best schools to match a student’s interests, abilities, values, and personality
  • Planning a student’s application, including taking steps to improve their candidacy, researching school options, brainstorming essays, and creating a list of schools that match their needs. 
  • Working throughout the ups and downs to help students frame their personal narrative and present themselves cohesively in all elements of their application. 


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