#WIIS – What If It Sucks? My GPA

In our three-part series about what college admissions officers looked at, we explored the importance of grades in admissions decisions. College admissions officers consistently rank grades as the most important factor in admissions decisions, so it’s no wonder students worry about less than stellar GPAs. What is a bad GPA? There’s no magic number that defines a …

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Posted November 30th, 2017

15 Top Summer Programs for High School Students Still Accepting Applications

  Although summer break seems pretty far off, students who plan to use their summers wisely need to start making plans now. Summer offers a lot of unique opportunities for college-bound students to explore their options, familiarize themselves with college life, and boost their college applications. While application deadlines for a lot of programs have already pas…

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Posted March 23rd, 2017

Start the Semester Right

This school year will feature higher standards and tougher challenges for many students. Don't get left behind -- find out how to set yourself up for success. This past week, we hosted a webinar called "Start the Semester Right" (view it on demand here). The webinar focuses on things high school students should do in their first weeks of the new semester in order to set…

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Posted August 9th, 2014