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What You Think You Know About College Admissions May Actually Hurt You

Monday, December 30, 2013

My, how times have changed since today’s parents and grandparents tackled their own college applications! The country’s population may have doubled, but the number of freshman year spots at the brand-name schools has hardly kept pace with demographics. So few parents understand today’s college admissions. Their opinions and anecdotes are often compilations of street gossip where misinformation and half-truths are inflated into modern-day myths, or founded on outdated memories of 20, 30, or 40 years ago.  Read More

College Admissions: Getting Realistic

Friday, December 20, 2013

Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to be accepted to top-ranked colleges without some kind of a hook. Are you the best at something in the state? Are you a potential NCAA D-1 athlete? Is mom or dad a celebrity or major donor? Have you published your poetry or performed your music nationally? Or perhaps invented something? Doing independent research? Started a successful 501(c)(3)? Major influencer at your high school? Academic superstar?  Read More

Standing by on the SAT: The College Board’s Waitlist

Friday, December 20, 2013

Have you ever frozen in you steps with the realization that there was something critical you were supposed to have done weeks ago but forgot? We’ve all had this experience at one time or another. Life can take you by the collar and give you a good shake from time to time. What’s a student to do if it was the SAT registration deadline that he missed?  Read More

PSATs are Back, now what?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

By now, many of you have gotten back your PSAT scores. Please be sure to call us with your PSAT score breakdown (Reading, Math, and Writing scores).  Read More

Ho Ho Homework!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Winter Break is coming! Tidings of comfort and joy? Well, yes, but there are certain other “holiday” preparations that you can’t pass up, preparations that are vital for your student’s success. Read More

What's Next for Juniors?

Friday, December 06, 2013

Ihigh school graduationf you’re a high school junior who’s starting to think about college, then listen up! By this time next year you will have completed your early applications to college, and you’ll be feeling like these guys do:  Read More

How to Succeed in College: Time Management Tips

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The life and schedule of a college student in the U.S. has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. A 2010 study published by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) showed modern college students studied an average of 10 fewer hours per week than students in 1961. One would guess the growth of technology over the past 50 years has played a role in reducing study time. But, the study showed tech had little to do with it. As it turns out, today's college students have more on their plates, meaning less time for studying and a greater need for time management. Read More