College Planning Guide

Resources to build your strongest application.

This College Planning Guide will help you navigate the college search process, craft your strongest application, and make decisions that are right for you and your family. For us, admissions is about bringing together students who will thrive in our community. We want to give you the resources to show us who you are and how we’ll work together toward a better world.

inside the college planning guide

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Preparing for College

If you’re in the beginning stages of high school, check out our suggestions for making the most of your high school experience. This guide will help you set yourself up for a strong college application down the road.

Make the most of high school

Application Tips

Explore our videos on different aspects of the application process. From selecting admissions plan to writing your supplemental essay, you’ll have the answers you need to craft your application.

View application tips

Financial Aid Resources

Financial aid is an important part of applying to college. We have tools to help you and your family understand how much you’ll contribute toward college costs and resources for navigating the financial aid process.

Learn about financial aid

Essays that worked

We share essays from previously admitted students—along with feedback from our admissions committee—so you can understand what made them effective and how to start crafting your own.

Read Example Essays

Additional Applicant Resources

Every student has different questions about the application process. Click the links below for helpful answers that may apply to you. Our Application Deadlines & Requirements page contains important dates for all applicants.