Grades

Your transcript comes first for most admissions officers, so it should for you too.

Challenge yourself with rigorous courses.

Colleges want academically engaged students.

Raise your GPA.

Grade trends are an important part of your college application.

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Our tutors are teachers, PhDs, and professors, and they’re available 24/7.

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Test Scores

Scoring well on these tests will give your application an edge—and may save or earn tuition dollars.

TAKE A PSAT® PRACTICE TEST.

About 50,000 students each year earn PSAT scores that qualify them for recognition by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Choose AP ® Classes wisely.

Advanced Placement classes demonstrate your academic commitment, and a high score on an AP exam may earn you college course credit.

Plan SAT Subject Test™ dates.

SAT Subject Tests let you showcase your strengths, and are required or recommended by many selective colleges.

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Writing Skills

Writing skills are vital: in high school, on your college application, in college, and for your career.

Build your vocabulary.

SAT® sentence completions may be a thing of the past, but a strong vocabulary will help you figure out unfamiliar words in context in both SAT and ACT® passages.

Improve Your Grammar.

Start your college applications without worrying that you'll make a glaring mistake. Learn how to revise to eliminate typos and other errors.

Polish Your Work.

Get personalized help on your school essays and research papers from our expert writing tutors.