Applying to College

Applying to college does not begin or end with the college application. Searching and choosing the best college for you also involves knowing when to apply, deciding whether to apply early decision, crafting college essays, and preparing for interviews with admissions officials. Our tips, tools, and expert advice can make the college application process easier.

College Admissions Playbook

Get tips on test prep, applications and more from Varsity Tutors.

Add Jobs, Hobbies to College Applications

Include out-of-school activities that show passion and leadership in college applications.

4 College Admissions Strategies for Students With Bad Grades

Students with poor grades on their transcript should wait until regular admission to apply to college.

5 Tips for Securing Recommendation Letters

Counselors, teachers, coaches, and mentors can help boost your college application.

Student Profiles: How They Got to College

Find out how 32 high school seniors survived the college admissions process.

College Search

Advanced Search

2014 Best Colleges

Knowledge Centers

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Applying to College
Finding the Right School
Paying for College
Advance your career with an online degree

Find Accredited Colleges

AA, AS and Other 2-Year Degrees; BA, BS and Other 4-Year Degrees; MA, MS, MBA and Other Master's Degrees; Professional Certificates and Certifications.
Learn More at!