Required part of the competitive college admissions process.
A degree that is granted to a student who has completed a four-year program. Click to see the difference between BA and BS.
Students have until May 1 of their senior year to notify a college of their intention to attend that school.
Office within a college that is the place to go for information about internships, jobs and careers.
High school identification number assigned by the College Entrance Exam Board.
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A general application accepted by a large number of schools, some of whom may also ask for additional information.
A two-year institution offering a variety of degree and certificate programs.
A supplemental financial aid application used by over 450 colleges and universities. Click to learn more.
What is demonstrated interest, and how can you show it? Click to find out.
Courses required by a college or university in order to graduate.
The main vehicle in the application process for need-based federal financial aid. Click to see how to apply.
Merit- and Need-Based Scholarships, Estimated Family Contribution, Work-Study, Gapping and more. Click to see what these terms mean.
A year between high school and college spent engaged in school, community service or employment opportunities, to better prepare for a college experience. Click to learn more.
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Looking beyond the basic numbers of GPA and test scores to see the “whole person” the applicant represents. Click to see how this affects admissions.
Legacies have parents or siblings who attended the college, which may improve an applicant's chances for admission.
A college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. Click to learn more.
The range of GPAs and test scores reported by a college for admissions purposes. Click to see why this is helpful.
Commendations and scholarships awarded based on PSAT performance.
A dual degree program. Click to learn more.
Accepted, Deferred, Denied, Waitlisted ... What do these mean? Click to find out.
Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, Rolling Admission. Click to see what these terms mean.
Helps students explore college choices and allows Riverdale to send recommendations, transcripts and reports to colleges.
An online tool to help determine the overall price of attending each college.