Standing Out in The College Process


"the great majority of students who are admitted stand out from the rest because a lot of little things, when added up, tip the scale in their favor"
-Yale Admissions Website

How Is This Site Different?


In 2017, the majority of applicants to any particular college have similar grades, scores, and often extracurriculars. How do admissions officers choose?

Admissions officers look beyond grades and scores to the "little things," the intangibles. Applicants are differentiated through traits like intellectual curiosity and intrinsic motivation.

College Admission Guidance covers these intangibles, provides a guide for each grade in high school, an explanation of the college process, application strategy, testing help, and recommendations of outside resources.

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Application Strategy

Choosing colleges, demonstrating interest, and writing the college essay

Testing

Advice and books for the SAT + ACT, subject tests, and APs

Testing Resources