We put together the ultimate guide to applying to college. Check out the articles below to find out everything you need to know about connecting with admission counselors, the steps you should take your senior year, and essay advice.

May 1, 2021, is the final application deadline for Fall 2021. Apply now!

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How Admission Teams Can Help

Find out what questions can get answered by admission and financial aid teams.

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Applying in a Pandemic

Get practical tips, like creating a special email account for your college search. 

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Getting Into College

Demysify the process with this behind-the-scenes look at applying to college.

The college application essay

Choosing Your Essay Topic

Read our 4 tips on choosing the topic that's right for you.

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Writing a Better College Essay

Put your best foot forward with these tips for a strong essay.

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Common App Covid-19 Question

Here's how to think about the optional question about Covid-19.

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What Test-Optional Means

Many schools have adopted the policy, but what does it mean?

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The Real Bottom Line

Learn more about what you can expect to pay for college.