SAT / ACT Prep Online Guides and Tips

Is the ACT Optional?

Is the SAT Optional?

29 Great Colleges for B Students and How to Get In

What's a Good SAT Score for 2023?

What Is a Good ACT Score for 2023?

The Complete Guide to Google Scholarships

9 First Generation Scholarships to Help You Pay for College

What Are the Ivy League Schools' Acceptance Rates for 2022?

All the College Ranking Lists You Should Read

Do You Need ACT Scores to Transfer Colleges? A Guide

The Best SAT Math Practice Tests and Questions

How to Get Into Cornell: 4 Expert Tips

What Are the US Military Colleges? Should You Go?

When Is the Next ACT Test Date?

Are There Any Good For-Profit Colleges? Top 8 For-Profit Colleges

Complete List: Weird Scholarships You Can Win (Updated)

How Can You Build the Most Versatile College Application?

How to Get Your PSAT Score Report

What Colleges Are Need Aware? How Does It Affect Admissions?

Does Your Major Affect Your Acceptance Into College?

NCAA ACT Scores: What You Need to Qualify

Should You Use a Priority Application for College?

Simple Guide: How to Apply for Financial Aid

What Are HBCU Colleges? Is One Right for You?

3 Tips for Writing Your Williams College Supplement

Will an Associate’s Degree Transfer to Any College? Even an Ivy?

Caltech vs MIT: Which Is Better?

The 7 Things That Really Look Good on a College Application

20 Top Party Colleges: Can You Still Get a Good Education?

When Is the August SAT? Should You Take It?

The 13 Best Universities in the UK

The 12 Best Universities in Canada

The Hardest ACT Math Question Types

153 Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

The Most Selective Colleges, Why, and How to Get In

What to Do If You Get Rejected From Your Dream College

When Is the Next SAT Test Date?

Ultimate Guide to the University of California Schools

Colleges With Late Application Deadlines: Complete List

Is Stanford an Ivy League School? Is Duke? MIT?

The 25 Best Engineering Schools in the US (and How to Get In)

Should You Attend Yale Young Global Scholars?

Should You Do the Columbia University Science Honors Program?

How to Get Into Columbia: 3 Key Tips

Why You Shouldn't Trust US News College Rankings

15 Top NYC Colleges: How to Decide If They're Right for You

Which States Require the SAT? Complete List

Should I Go to One of the Big 10 Schools?

What Are Good SAT Scores for Colleges? 101 Schools + Advice

The Best SAT and ACT Test Dates for Senior Fall

Penn State vs UPenn: Which Is Ivy League?

The 10 Best Computer Science Competitions for Teens

Does Your PSAT Score Qualify for National Merit?

PSAT Score Needed for National Merit Scholarship

How to Become a National Merit Semifinalist

The Expert's Guide to the AP Psychology Exam

What Is an AP Test Perfect Score? Do You Need One?

Exactly How Hard Are AP Tests and Classes?

All 115 Need-Blind Colleges in the US: A Complete Guide

The Ultimate Guide to the AP Statistics Exam

These Are the Easiest AP Classes for You

The Expert's Guide to the AP Human Geography Exam

The Expert's Guide to the AP European History Exam

The Ultimate Guide to the AP US History Exam

The Expert's Guide to the AP Chemistry Exam

These Are the Hardest AP Classes and Tests for You

The Complete List of Community Service Scholarships

The 50 Best Engineering Scholarships

Complete List of AP Courses and Tests

How to Write Amazing Caltech Essays

4 Tips for Writing Stellar Dartmouth Essays

Best ACT Prep Books 2022

Expert Guide to the AP Language and Composition Exam

Cheap Out-of-State Colleges: Top 17 Most Affordable

How to Get Into USC: 5 Expert Admissions Tips

The 36 Colleges With the Best Financial Aid

What Will the IB Exams Be Like in 2022?

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out? The PSAT Results Release Schedule

The 51 Art Scholarships You Need to Know About

5 Tips for Writing a Stellar Vanderbilt Supplement Essay

College Essay Prompts: Complete List, Analysis, and Advice

The Best Scholarships for Juniors in High School

Here's Every College That Offers 100% Financial Aid

UC vs CSU: What’s the Difference? Which Is Better?

31 Top Scholarships for High School Sophomores and Freshmen

The 17 Best Writing Contests for High School Students

The Best College Essay Length: How Long Should It Be?

Complete List: Which Colleges Require ACT Writing?

What's the Minimum SAT Score for College?

What Is the Minimum ACT Score for College?

How to Get Into a BS/MD Program: Step-by-Step Guide

The Best Small Colleges in the United States

When Do College Acceptance Letters Arrive for Regular Decision? For Early Decision or Early Action?

MIT vs Stanford: Which University Is Better?

MIT vs Harvard: Which Is Better?

When To Apply For College: Complete Timeline

The 14 Best Information Technology Schools

The 20 Top Public Universities

Complete List of SUNY Schools: How to Pick the One for You

What Is a Priority Deadline for College? Is It Important?

What Is a Dual Degree Program? Should You Do One?

What Is a Trade School? How Can You Apply?

What Are the Ivy League Schools? Should You Go to One?

The 9 Best Criminal Justice Schools

When Is the FAFSA Deadline for 2022? Federal and State

The 17 Best Fine Arts Colleges in the US

How to Write a Diversity Essay: 4 Key Tips

The 13 Best Performing Arts Colleges in the US

The 11 Best Pre-Law Schools

The Expert Guide to the Columbia Supplement

The 11 Best Architecture Schools for Undergrads

The Best Colleges With Low GPA Requirements

The 30 Best Psychology Master's Programs and How to Pick

The 11 Best SAT Books Recommended for SAT Prep

Average SAT Scores by State (Most Recent)

What's the Highest Possible SAT Score?

What's the Average College GPA? By Major?

What Is the Average SAT Score?

3 Writing Tips for the University of Florida Essay Prompts

5 Tips for Writing a Great UPenn Essay

4 Tips for Writing a Stellar Boston College Essay

The 7 UChicago Essay Prompts: How to Write Stellar Responses

How to Write a Great College Essay, Step-by-Step

80 Colleges With Full-Ride Scholarships

Which Coalition Essay Prompt Should You Choose? 2022-2023

4 Top Tips for Writing Stellar MIT Essays

4 Tips for Writing a Great UIUC Essay

3 Top Tips for a Stand-Out Cornell Essay

4 Tips for Writing Perfect USC Essays

4 Tips for Writing Amazing Notre Dame Essays

3 Tips for Writing Stellar Yale Supplement Essays

4 Tips for Writing a Stand-Out Why UChicago Essay

Predicted National Merit Scholarship Cutoffs for 2022 and 2023 (Updated)

Ivy League Rankings: What Do They Really Mean?

What's a Good SAT/ACT Score for the Ivy League? What's the Lowest Score I Can Get in With?

The Ultimate Guide to Cal State Schools: How to Pick

What's a Good PSAT Score for a Junior?

PSAT Score Range: Where Do You Rank?

Printable SAT Practice Tests PDFs: 18 FREE Official Tests

7 Most Common Mistakes on ACT Math & How to Avoid Them

3 Key Tips for Writing Successful Tufts Supplemental Essays

4 Top Tips to Write a Stellar Syracuse Essay

Complete List: BA/MD and BS/MD Programs in the US

How Long Does It Take to Get SAT Scores Back?

What's a Good PSAT Score for 2022?

What's Brown PLME? Acceptance Rate, Requirements, and How to Get In

When Is the April ACT? Should You Take It?

ACT Full Fees & Registration: What's the Total Cost of the ACT?

The 11 Best Pre-Med Schools to Help You Become a Doctor

Pell Grant Eligibility and Requirements: Do You Qualify?

Do You Need SAT Scores to Transfer Colleges?

The Best (and Worst) Online AP Courses, Reviewed

SAT Percentiles and Score Rankings (Updated 2022)

3 Expert Tips for the Boston University Supplement Essays

Coalition vs Common App: Which Should You Use?

4 Tips for Writing a Johns Hopkins Essay That Works

How to Get Into Princeton: 3 Expert Admissions Tips

How to Write the Perfect Harvard Essay: 3 Expert Tips

Which Schools Use the Coalition Application? Complete List

PSAT Practice Tests (Updated)

Best SAT Prep Books 2022

The Complete List of NCAA Division 1 Colleges (Most Recent)

Purdue Supplemental Essay: 4 Top Tips for Writing Yours

3 Tips for Writing a Stand-Out Why Tulane Essay

The Complete List of NCAA Division 3 Colleges (Updated)

The Complete List of NCAA Division 2 Colleges (Most Recent)

How to Write Stellar Stanford Essays: 3 Expert Tips

Should You Take the ACT With or Without Writing?

4 Tips to Write Stellar Emory Essays

5 Tips to Write an Excellent UCF Application Essay

5 Tips for Writing an Amazing Villanova Essay

How to Write a Penn State Essay in 3 Steps

4 Top Tips for University of Michigan Supplemental Essays

3 Tips for Writing Stellar UNC Chapel Hill Supplement Essays

3 Top Tips for Writing Stellar Brown Supplemental Essays

How to Write a Stand-Out "Why Columbia" Essay

7 Steps to a Successful MIT Application

3 Top Tips for Writing Your WashU Supplement Essay

5 Tips for Writing the Michigan State Admissions Essay

4 Tips for Duke Essays That Will Get You Accepted

3 Expert Tips for Tackling the UVA Essay Prompts

Why Duke Essay: 4 Tips for a Great Essay

3 Top Tips for Writing Exceptional Georgetown Essays

4 Tips for Stand-Out Carnegie Mellon Essays

How to Get Into NYU: 4 Key Tips to Build a Great Application

How to Get Into West Point: 3 Key Tips

4 Tips for Writing Perfect University of Washington Essays

4 Tips for a Standout "Why Yale" Essay

How to Write an Excellent "Why Tufts?" Essay

3 Tips for Writing a Stellar Why Boston University Essay

5 Tips for Writing the Perfect Rice Essay Supplement

4 Tips for Writing Stellar Virginia Tech Essays

4 Tips to Write a Winning "Why Brown" Essay

3 Tips for Writing Stellar Georgia Tech Essays

3 Tips to Write Your Stanford Roommate Essay

3 Tips to Write a Perfect "Why Northwestern" Essay

The Complete Guide to the Princeton Supplement

Writing the Why NYU Essay

4 Tips for Writing Stellar UGA Essays

The 10 Easiest Scholarships to Apply For

Student and Parent Forum

Our new student and parent forum, at, allow you to interact with your peers and the PrepScholar staff. See how other students and parents are navigating high school, college, and the college admissions process. Ask questions; get answers.

Join the Conversation

Ask a Question Below

Have any questions about this article or other topics? Ask below and we'll reply!