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From exploring extracurricular activities to building a passion project, studying for the SAT, or completing the Common App, the college application process can seem daunting and complicated.

The college admissions landscape is ever-changing—we stay up-to-date on all of the latest trends and developments in higher education to set families up for success. Our expert resources provide students and parents with all of the information they need to know about each step in the college admissions process.

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How to Create a Balanced College List

How to Create a Balanced College List

Learn to balance a college list effectively with this guide. Discover safety, reach, and match schools through clear examples, and get advice to develop your customized balanced college list.

GUIDES

Internship Guide

Internship Guide

How can you secure a stellar internship as a high school student? And how can you stand out once you’re on the job? This guide provides everything you need to know to find the right internship ...
Common App Additional Section

Common App Additional Section

The Common App additional section offers applicants a space to further contextualize their applications and provide additional information that was not included elsewhere. This guide offers ...
Athletic Recruiting

Athletic Recruiting

The athletic recruiting process is complex and misunderstood. Command Education Senior Mentors who have successfully navigated the process offer their expert guidance for students considering ...
What is a Hook?

What is a Hook?

Through activities, essays, and coursework, your application should tell a cohesive story anchored in your hook—a core passion that brings your skills to life in your community. This guide will ...
How to Answer Each Common App Prompt

How to Answer Each Common App Prompt

Are you trying to choose which Common App prompt to use for your personal essay? Keep in mind that no one prompt is better than the others, but it’s important to avoid the common mistakes ...
College Visit Guide

College Visit Guide

College tours and visits can be an incredibly valuable resource for gaining a first-hand understanding of a college. By walking the campus, sitting in on classes, and interacting with current ...
The Digital SAT: What You Need to Know

The Digital SAT: What You Need to Know

The last paper and pen version of the SAT was held on December 2nd, 2023.Though international students have taken the digital version of the exam since March 2023, the Digital SAT is now the new ...

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Colleges and Universities

Choosing which colleges to apply to is one of the most difficult parts of the college application process—and one of the most important.

College Application Supplement Guides

Updated for 2023-2024

Review dozens of college supplement guides for 2023-2024 applications are released!

International Student Resources

We know how challenging applying to college can be for international students, so we’ve compiled helpful guides to help you navigate the process.