How I Got Into Princeton – Devon (Story #19)

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 Devon's story.


9 Ways to (Quickly) Improve Your College Essay

What can you do to improve your college essay quickly and effectively? We have 9 great tips for polishing your application essay.


How to Approach The Common App’s COVID Question

The Common App's COVID question gives students a chance to discuss the pandemic's impact. Should you respond to this question, and what should you say? Here are our thoughts.


SSAT Testing Options 2020-2021

In 2020 and 2021, students now have three SSAT testing options. What are these and what can you expect? We weigh in here.


The SSAT At Home 2020-2021: What You Need to Know

Thinking about taking the SSAT At Home? Here's what you need to know about this newest, digital testing option for SSAT test-takers.


High School Reading List: 25 Books to Read Now

What should your fall reading list look like if you're college-bound? We've compiled the books you should be reading for every year of high school.


6 SSAT Reading Strategies From the Experts

With these 6 SSAT Reading strategies, you'll be prepared to maximize your raw score on this difficult section.


Creating an Effective SSAT Study Plan

A great SSAT score often comes from a great SSAT study plan. Learn tips for creating an actionable prep timeline here.


College Essay Brainstorming: Where to Start

Your college essay is one of the most important components of your application. Here are our best tips for starting the college essay brainstorming process!


Academic Writing Tips: 9 Myths Debunked

What academic writing tips do you need to succeed? We debunk 9 common myths about essay writing that will set you on the path to success.


The “Why This College” Supplemental Essay Prompt: 7 Tips for Responding

"Why do you want to attend our school?" This can be the hardest question for students to answer. Here are 7 tips for responding to the "Why This College" essay question.


Your Guide to Using the Common App Additional Information Section

What is the Common App Additional Information section all about? Should you respond? We guide students through both of these questions.