The High School Senior Hub

Everything you need to finish high school strong

Senior year is a sprint. Let's get you on the inside track.

Your complete toolkit for senior year success.

Senior year of high school holds a lot of “lasts,” but also some important “firsts”: for the first time, students will be navigating the college admissions process, while also trying to keep their grades up and make the most of their remaining months of high school. Private Prep is here to help you start your senior year focused and prepared by knowing what to expect and how to resolve any challenges you may face. Check out our Senior Hub below, where we’ve gathered resources to help you finish high school strong.

Test Prep & Academic Resources


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  • The 2023-2024 Testing Landscape

    Real-time updates from our experts on what's happening in the world of standardized testing

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    The Test-Optional Almanac

    Your complete guide to all things test-optional, test-blind, and test-free

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  • Senioritis Survival Guide

    Struggling with the senior year slump? Here’s how to prioritize the important stuff and maintain the kind of GPA that colleges love.

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  • What You Need to Know About Sending ACT/SAT Scores

    How do I send my scores? What is self-reporting? And which test scores can I use for early deadlines?!

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  • Study Skills 101: The Basics

    Master the foundational skills of studying — before you leave for college!

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  • Teenager girl boosting her grades

    How to Ace Your Next Test

    Proven strategies to crush your benchmarks this year

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College Admissions Resources


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  • The College Essay Hub

    Everything you need to write college essays that make admissions officers laugh, cry, gasp — and move your application in to the "yes" pile.

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  • College Admissions Central

    Our top resources for college admissions, organized by time of year

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  • 5 Things I Wish I'd Known When Applying To College

    There's a lot of misleading college application tips out there. Here's what last year's graduating seniors wish they knew earlier.

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  • What is Demonstrated Interest?

    Start showing colleges love, and boost your chances of admission

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  • The Best College Visit Questions

    The Best College Visit Questions

    Got college visits coming up? Here's how to make the most of them.

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  • Life habits stronger academic performance

    You Sent in Your Application. Now What?

    So, you've sent off your college apps. Now you just sit and stew in anxiety, right? Not quite.

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  • What to Do If You've Been Deferred, Denied, or Accepted

    No matter what results came back from colleges, our experts have laid out your best next steps.

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  • Financial Aid College

    Notable Changes to the Revamped FAFSA

    This year, the FAFSA has been revamped. Read on to learn more about the most notable changes that will likely impact you.

    Notable Changes to the Revamped FAFSA

The College Transitions Hub

Start building the skills you need to make great grades and greater memories.

As a senior, we know it can be overwhelming to think about all the changes and challenges that come with this exciting new chapter of your life. Even if you feel utterly prepared for the tougher course content that comes along with a college workload, are you also prepared for independence? Do you know how to do laundry without wrecking your clothes? Can you manage your money? Can you make two reasonably healthy meals on your own?

Don’t panic: the College Transitions Hub is here to help you ensure a smooth and easy transition to college. We’ll give you the tools you need to navigate the ins and outs of college life while keeping yourself healthy and happy.

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