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Common Application Deadline Extensions

Friday, October 25, 2013

Many colleges have extended their Early Action and Early Decision deadlines in response to the Common Application submission problems. Here’s a list we’ve been maintaining, but you should double-check the deadlines with your colleges just to be sure:   Read More

The Common App Daily Updates

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Untangling the Business Degree Web

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Navigating the Web of Business Degrees: Find Your Career with
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Homeschool Students and the Common Application

Friday, October 18, 2013

Before plunging into the Common App 4 (CA4), as a home-schooled student you need to check with each college to which you’re going to apply to see if they have specific homeschool requirements, such as SAT Subject Tests or course descriptions sent from your advisor.  Read More

The PSAT: Things to Remember

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Your PSAT score report, which you should get in December, will provide excellent diagnostic information: your responses to each question will be listed along with the correct answers and the degree of difficulty (easy, medium, and hard) for each test question. Since you can get back your actual PSAT test booklet from your guidance counselor in December, you’ll be able to review your answers (as well as any written work you did in your test booklet) with a teacher or test-prep tutor to determine where and why you made mistakes – and what you can do to improve for future tests. A solid review of your PSAT will be the best foundation in preparing for your upcoming SAT and ACT tests.  Read More

Top of the Class: Helpful College Apps for Returning Students

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

You'd be amazed at how busy an average college student’s life can be. In between studying for and attending classes, performing research and enjoying social outings (not to mention those few fleeting moments of downtime and relaxation), college students wind up with a lot on their plates. This rings just as true for older, returning college students. A U.S. News study shows that the number of college students ages 40 to 64 increased by 20 percent over the previous decade. Read More

Are your SAT or ACT scores a poor reflection of you?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

So you’re preparing your college applications. Your GPA is excellent, you volunteered at the local homeless shelter, you played Varsity lacrosse, and you’re a nationally-ranked debater. You like to do things well, but your SAT/ACT scores are killing you. Does this sound a little like YOU?! Don’t worry, you’re not alone. For a lot of students, the college entrance exams feel like torturous enigmas, stumbling blocks on the way to a better college, a better future. It doesn’t need to be this way. There is hope!  Read More