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How important are SAT/ACT scores in college admissions?

Scores can play a role, but many colleges also consider GPA, essays, and other factors. Some schools have become test-optional in recent years.

What documents are typically required for college applications?

Common documents include transcripts, standardized test scores (SAT/ACT), letters of recommendation, personal statements, and a list of extracurricular activities.

When is the best time to submit applications?

Deadlines vary but aim to submit applications well before the due dates. Avoid the last-minute rush.

How do we submit college applications?

Most colleges use online application platforms. Create accounts, complete required forms, upload documents, and pay application fees, if applicable.

How do I navigate waitlists and deferrals?

Follow the college’s instructions, express continued interest, provide any additional requested materials, and keep your options open.

What is demonstrated interest?

Demonstrated interest shows your eagerness to attend a particular college through visits, interviews, and engagement.

What are Early Action and Early Decision?

Early Action is non-binding and allows you to apply early and find out the admissions decisions within1-2 months of sending in the application. 

Early Decision is binding. It means that if accepted, you are committed to attending that university.