How to Write a College Essay in 10 Steps

The college essay is one of the most important parts of your application. Here's how to write a college essay in 10 easy steps!

What is the College Essay? Your Complete Guide for 2023

What is the college essay? What role does it play in college admissions? How do you write an amazing one? We answer all of these questions and more in this detailed guide.

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Your Data-Backed Guide for 2023

Understand what admissions officers are REALLY looking for. Learn the Golden Rule of Admissions, 3 Pillars of the Most Successful Applicants, and more.

7 Qualities of a Successful College Essay

What makes a college application essay successful? We've analyzed many essays of applicants admitted to Ivy League institutions and here are the results!

What Are Extracurricular Activities and How Do You Choose the Best Ones?

What are extracurricular activities? And how do you choose the best ones for your interests and college aspirations? You asked -- we have the answers!

500+ Extracurricular Activities & Examples for High School Students

Extracurricular activities make up a significant part of your college application. Here are 200+ examples of the best extracurriculars for high school students!

How Colleges Read Your Application: A 4 Step Process

Do you know what happens after you hit that "Submit" button? Learn about how selective colleges read your application.

Should I Take the SAT or ACT in 2021? Your Expert Recommendation

Should you take the SAT or ACT this year? What are the top differences between the two tests? How can you figure out which is best for you? We've got the answers.

Is the SAT Optional? Your Guide to Test-Optional Colleges in 2021

The SAT is a standard component of the college admissions process--or is it? Is the SAT optional? Do you have to take it to go to college? We weigh in here.

SSAT Character Skills Snapshot

The SSAT Character Skills Snapshot attempts to give schools more information about students' characters. Learn more about this online assessment here!

7 Tips for Mastering SSAT Vocabulary

How can students boost their SSAT vocabulary in preparation for the test's Verbal section? We've got the tips and practice material you need to succeed.

College Admissions & the Impact of COVID

How has the pandemic impacted the way that colleges review applications? Here are our thoughts on COVID and college admissions.