It's possible to prepare, get organized and succeed in the college admissions process without being too stressed out and overworked. Begin laying the foundation as early as your freshman year to help build a strong high school resume. Select a topic below to learn how to best navigate the college admissions process.
Now we're getting into unchartered territory, so here's a list of next steps to make the transition from high school to college smooth and exciting:
†Source: National Association for College Admission Counseling, "The State of College Admissions 2009."
‡Top 500 colleges and universities as compiled from U.S. News & World Report and Barron's. For the 2012 survey, 350 admissions officers responded to Kaplan's telephone polling between July and September 2012. SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.