While it is certainly disappointing to be informed you haven’t been accepted, it does not mean you only have to accept the decision passively. As with any negative outcome, recognize it is not a verdict about you, and decide to use the disappointment to spur you to positive activity.
Jeff Knox, PrepMatters' Director of Educational Planning, discusses the decision by the University of Chicago to make standardized tests optional for undergraduate applicants.
Without a doubt, your parents, your teachers, and even that chemistry prof uncle can provide great writing guidance. However, getting too much feedback can confuse or even overwhelm you. What happens when two individuals give you suggestions that both make sense to you—but those ideas are a bit different...
The College Board and the ACT have released new tables so that you can more accurately compare scores. Find out what you need to know!
PrepMatters has just released the 2018-2019 edition of its Top Colleges Requirements Chart. Having prepared and presented it for a decade or so, it would be easy to look at it and think it’s the “same old, same old” -- but not so. Although the columns have remained largely the same, it nonetheless bears witness to a number of changes in the college admissions scene. Over the years, the most notable change we’ve seen is in the number of colleges and universities that no longer require standardized testing of any kind as a requirement for admission.
Letters of recommendation confirm your strengths and distinguish you from other students. As your teachers talk about you as a whole person, they also offer third-party support for the narrative about yourself that you share in your college essay.