Welcome to the help page!
Here's a quick intro to get started.
How to Use the Admissions Coach
Fill in information for your high school, GPA, and test scores. We’ll calculate your highest total score.
After you enter one test score, click “Save.” You’ll then be able to enter another test score.
To delete a test score, click the “Delete” check box, then click Save.
This page lets you search for every college in the United States, and filter them based on different characteristics.
Here’s a quick guide to getting started:
- Fill in your current SAT/ACT score and GPA.
- Check the items you want to see shown in the table. Move the sliders around to narrow down the list of schools.
- Click the header to sort by that column.
- Click the name of the school to find out how to get in.
- To add a school to your College List, check the box next to its name, and click “Add to My College List”
Here are examples of searches you can do:
- Find colleges located in New York and sort them by their US News Ranking
- Find colleges that have an admissions rate between 20 and 40% and a student body size of below 10,000 that accept the Common Application
Here’s what each of the filters means:
- Search by name: Know what college you’re looking for? Just type in part of its name.
- Choose a state: Shows only colleges in the state you choose.
- On My College List: Shows only colleges currently on your list.
- Admission %: The college’s admissions rate.
- Your Admissions Chances: Our estimate of your admissions chances to the school, based on your GPA and SAT/ACT score.
- This is a very rough estimate and should be used only as a ballpark. The rest of your application (essays, recommendation letters, coursework, AP scores) play a huge role in changing your chance of admission.
- GPA Average: The average GPA of incoming students at the school.
- Most schools report an unweighted GPA. If the GPA is above 4.00, the school has reported a weighted GPA.
- SAT/ACT Average: The average SAT/ACT of incoming students at the school.
- Deadline-Regular Decision: Shows the school’s deadline for the regular decision cycle.
- US News Rank: Shows the US News Ranking for the school.
- Total Students: Shows the total enrollment at the school.
- Early Decision: If yes, the school has an early decision policy.
- Early Action: If yes, the school has an early action policy.
My College List
When you add a college from the College Search page, it’ll be added to this list.
Click on the school name to see more information about it, like its average scores, admissions rate, deadlines, and essay prompts.
If you plan to apply to a school, then click “Apply Here.” This will add deadlines for that school to your Application Timeline (described next).
If you plan to apply Early to any school, then click “Apply Early.” We will check that applying early doesn’t conflict with any other schools. For example, you can apply to only one Early Decision school. If there is a conflict, we’ll ask you to confirm before changing your timeline.
*Note that Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and U Notre Dame are Restrictive Early Action - you are only allowed to apply early to those schools. We’re going to add that designation to the Admissions Coach soon.
This is your master timeline planner for college admissions. For any of the tasks we create for you, you can edit the name, deadline, and status. You can also delete a task.
We automatically create tasks to help you focus on the important things.
Here are the important tasks we create for everyone:
- General: Make a list of colleges you’re applying to, and finalize an early action/decision school (if applicable).
- Recommendations: Prepare your brag sheet, and confirm with all your letter writers that they’re going to be writing letters for you.
- Testing: Take any final SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests.
- Financial aid: Submit your CSS Profile and FAFSA (if you plan to apply for financial aid).
If your college uses the Common Application, we’ll create Common Application-specific tasks.
If your college has school-specific required essays, we’ll create essay tasks.
Click on the header to sort by that column.
You can also create Add New Tasks to your timeline to customize your timeline.