Articles tagged with: Class of 2026

08 July 2021

Top Undergraduate Honors Programs (Class of 2026 Edition)

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2026

Honors ProgramsHonors programs are a terrific way for academically talented students to reap the benefits of a liberal arts education within the context of a large research institution.

To give you a better sense for how this can enrich your college experience, we’ve compiled a list of undergraduate honors programs from top public and private universities across the nation. We've included admission profiles where available, program benefits, whether an extra application is required and a link to each institution's offering for more details.

Click on Continue Reading to see our list of top undergraduate honors programs now.

18 March 2021

Mills College No Longer Enrolling First-Year Undergraduates After Fall 2021

Posted in Class of 2026

Mills College logoMills College announced yesterday that after Fall 2021, it will no longer accept new first-year undergraduate students.

Citing the economic impact of the pandemic, structural changes in higher education and declining enrollment, Mills will be transitioning away from a degree granting institution towards an institute able to sustain Mills' mission.

Click here for the announcement.


29 January 2021

Colleges Offering Assured/Automatic/Guaranteed Admissions (Class of 2026)

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2026

guaranteeDid you know it's possible to be guaranteed admission to certain public universities based solely on your academic credentials?  

While institutions like the University of California won’t guarantee you admission to a specific campus, the good news is that most will based on some combination of class rank, GPA and test scores.

For example, if you’re an Arizona resident interested in the University of Arizona, a 3.0+ GPA or top 25% class rank will assure you admission. Or if you’re a Texas resident interested in the University of Texas at Austin, a top 6% class rank will grant you automatic admission.

Better yet, assured admission often extends to non-residents as well. A top 10% class rank or 3.5+ GPA will assure admission to Washington State University, for example, or a 24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT will assure admission to the University of Missouri. 

Of course, you’ll still need to complete an application and sweat the details, like making sure you’ve satisfied curriculum requirements and that your GPA is calculated appropriately. To help you understand the specifics, we’ve included links to program criteria for the public institutions listed.

If that’s still too much work, consider checking out College Kickstart. We track assured admission criteria for over 40 programs across the nation and will automatically flag situations where your academic credentials appear to meet assured admission criteria for schools on your list.  It's a great way to take some of the stress out of the process!  

Click on Continue Reading to see our list of selected institutions with assured admission programs.

29 November 2020

Sneak Peek for Independent College Consultants (2021)

Posted in College Kickstart

Majors now available in MixFixerWe're putting the finishing touches on College Kickstart for Independent Consultants and thought we'd give you a sneak peek of what's in store for 2021, including a host of features to navigate the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, new tags, majors in MixFixer™, printable dashboard views and a new list progress report.




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