What College Admissions Officers Look For: A Must-Read Guide

Through original research, we've identified the Golden Rule of Admissions, 3 Pillars of the Most Successful Applicants, and many other findings.


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How Colleges Read Your Application: A 4 Step Process

Do you know what happens after you hit that "Submit" button? Learn about the admissions reading process at selective colleges.


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5 Things Asian Parents Get Wrong About College Admissions

We address common misconceptions about college admissions and provide tips for overcoming them, based on the insights we’ve developed over the past 12 years.


8 Free Official SAT Practice Tests

Find everything you need to self-administer a full-length SAT test - 8 Official SAT Practice Tests, blank answer sheets, and proctoring instructions.


5 Free Official ACT Practice Tests

Find everything you need to self-administer a full-length ACT test - 5 Official ACT Practice Tests, proctoring instructions, and tips.


Should I take the SAT or the ACT? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Trying to decide between preparing for the SAT and ACT? Ask yourself 5 questions to help you choose between the SAT and the ACT.


How to Proctor Your Own SAT Practice Test

Taking official practice tests is one of the best ways to prepare for the SAT. Here you will find detailed instructions for how to take your own practice SAT test.


How to Proctor Your Own ACT Practice Test

Taking official practice tests is one of the best ways to prepare for the ACT. Here you will find detailed instructions for how to take your own practice ACT test.


How I Got Into Princeton – Story #1

In our "How I got Into" series, we share the stories of successful applicants to Princeton and other great schools. In this article, we share Destiny's story.


11 College Essays That Worked

In this regularly updated post, we share the admissions essays that helped students get into their dream schools.


Visiting Princeton University: An Insider’s Guide

In this guide, we'll share insider tips for experiencing Princeton's campus that you won't learn about on any campus tour.


How I Got Into Princeton – Story #2

In our "How I got Into" series, we share the stories of successful applicants to Princeton and other great schools. In this article, we share Maia's story.