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12 Myths About College Applications

12 Myths About College Applications

Many parents and students think they know what matters when it comes to college applications. But sometimes their strategies are based on past experience (things have changed!), well-intentioned misinformation, or rare situations that aren't the norm for most. ...

Resources for Summer College Prep

Resources for Summer College Prep

These resources for students and families can help with college prep during the summer months. While summer is fun, it’s also the best time for students to build skills and push themselves to reach their goals. Register and Prepare for June and July ACT Tests and/or...

Test Scores and College Admissions

Test Scores and College Admissions

Should you include test scores in your college admissions or skip sharing scores at test-optional schools? Why Colleges Become Test-Optional Over 1,800 colleges and universities became test-optional in response to Covid. Many have continued to offer admissions without...

Do Colleges Prefer the ACT or SAT: Taking the Right Test

Do Colleges Prefer the ACT or SAT: Taking the Right Test

ACT or SAT?  Consider several factors when choosing which standardized test to take and submit with your college application. If you’re looking for admission to a specific college (and perhaps a selective one), you might wonder which test colleges prefer. Do Colleges...

Common College Application Mistakes (27-minute video)

Common College Application Mistakes (27-minute video)

Common College Application Mistakes to Avoid The overall average freshman acceptance rate is 66%, according to the 2019 National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) report. Nearly 80% of schools accept more than half of freshman applicants, with over...

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action?

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action?

Should You Apply Early Decision or Early Action? Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) require a college application before November 1 (sometimes November 15). Admissions decisions are shared in December. Regular admission and ED2 usually have January deadlines...

Successful College Visits (17-minute video)

Successful College Visits (17-minute video)

Successful college visits are key to helping find your best-fit college. Learn what to look for, red flags, and good questions to ask, and more. If you cannot visit a campus in person), check out these virtual options for a successful college visit: CampusReel...

It’s 2024 College Application Time!

It’s 2024 College Application Time!

The OnToCollege College Application Guide It's College Application Time! In addition to OnToCollege College Planning Materials in the College & Career Readiness course, these resources can help answer college application questions: How Many Colleges Should I Apply...

4 Keys to Asking For a Recommendation Letter for College

4 Keys to Asking For a Recommendation Letter for College

A recommendation letter for college is a summary of years of hard work both in high school and before. Does yours show off your outstanding work...or barely scratch the surface of what you’ve accomplished?   Recommendation letters play an important role in the college...

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