For Students: Viewing Scattergrams

Client Success Team Updated by Client Success Team

Scattergrams visually depict historical admissions decisions using previous students' GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. Scattergrams are intended to provide a guidepost to gauge likelihood of acceptance and are not intended to be a definitive predictor of admission.

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How do I view College Scattergrams?

There are a few ways to view scattergrams of historic application data.

Scattergrams on College Details pages

To view scattergrams on College Details pages, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the college details page of the college whose scattergram you wish to view.
  2. Click the Analysis link.

Scattergrams in My Colleges

To view scattergrams of colleges in your My Colleges list, follow these steps.

  1. Go to My Colleges.
  2. Click the college tile to open the expanded view.
  3. Click View Scattergram.

Understanding Scattergrams

Scattergrams display historic application outcomes for colleges when enough data is available.


There are multiple settings to refine scattergram data, explained below.

Toggle between Unweighted GPA and Weighted GPA

Allows you to toggle results to display within a weighted or unweighted GPA scale.

Change the Class Range

Allows you to adjust the class range of data displayed within the scattergram.

Toggle Display of the Acceptance Heatmap

Allows you to toggle the display of the heatmap view for greater detail.

Filter Data by Application Type

Allows you to filter data by application type.


For an in-depth explanation to better understand outcome data, click See What’s NEW.

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