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Seven Important Things About The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 11:26:16 AM

 

Topics: Private-School, McKay, Florida School Choice

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Topics: Private-School, McKay, Florida School Choice

Do Colleges Accept Letters of Recommendation from 10th Grade Teachers?

Posted on Dec 21, 2019 8:45:00 AM

It’s clear that for a limited set of colleges, the set that a student is likely to assemble as possible application targets, gathering needed information on letters of recommendation requirements isn’t onerous — colleges’ web sites and applications are almost certain to include that information — but it’s far less easy to obtain information on specifically from whom – what “recommenders” – letters of recommendation can come. This blog is going to discuss the one in its title: Do Colleges Accept Letters of Recommendation from 10th Grade Teachers?

Topics: College Application, Letter of Recommendation

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Topics: College Application, Letter of Recommendation

Understanding Your PSAT Scores & Their Role in College Admissions

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 10:57:12 AM

The PSAT is a critical test that highlights how students should begin preparing for the SAT (and ACT!), and beyond that, for college. Understanding your PSAT score and future SAT/ACT scoring potential are key factors in building your college list. We have some suggestions for maximizing your scores and creating an optimal plan to prepare for future tests. During this informative webinar, you’ll learn: 

• How scores and percentiles are calculated 
• Qualifications for the National Merit Scholarship 
• How college really use test scores 
• Suggestions for maximizing your scores 
• An effective testing calendar for junior and senior year

Topics: Test Scores, PSAT, Webinar

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Topics: Test Scores, PSAT, Webinar

Some Notes on How to Fill out the SSAR

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 2:58:57 PM

More schools than ever in the State University System of Florida are requesting the SSAR (Self-reported Student Academic Record) in lieu of an official transcript as part of the application. This self-reporting process is fairly straightforward: Students create an account with SSAR and, using a copy of their transcript, enter courses, schedules, grades, and course weighting (AP, Honors, etc.). Following submission of a college application, students will link the SSAR to their applications, typically through their applicant portals − or as part of the application itself, depending on the university. Currently, seven SUS schools require the SSAR: FAU, FGCU, FL Poly, FSU, New College, UF, and UNF.

Topics: College Application, SSAR, SUS

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Topics: College Application, SSAR, SUS

More Important Info on Upcoming Changes to the ACT

Posted on Nov 12, 2019 11:11:57 AM

 

Topics: ACT, ACT Changes, Computer Based Testing

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Topics: ACT, ACT Changes, Computer Based Testing

Completing College Application Writing Supplements

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 3:44:40 PM

We recently published a blog, Twelve Guiding Principles for Creating a Sparkling College Application Personal Statement, that focused strictly on the main essay/personal statement called for in the Common Application and the Coalition Application. While some colleges that accept those two applications don’t require submission of the personal statement as part of the application, most do. And many of the colleges that accept those two applications have additional writing supplements. In this post, we’ll describe some of those supplements and how they can be best approached.

Topics: Application Essays, Supplemental Essays, Personal Statement

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Topics: Application Essays, Supplemental Essays, Personal Statement

Looking for Scholarship Money for College?

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 9:20:15 AM

By a very wide margin, the single best sources of scholarship money are the colleges themselves. If you’re eligible for a moderate-to-substantial amount of need-based aid, you should look for schools that meet at least 80% of need. If you’re not eligible for much or any need-based aid but will need outside funds to make college affordable, then sources of outside scholarships can be helpful.

Topics: Scholarship

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Topics: Scholarship

Acing the PSAT Math

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 10:14:51 AM

From the “comfort of your own computer,” you’ll follow one of our top test-prep tutors as she guides you through the most effective strategies for PSAT math test questions. You’ll improve your knowledge of the PSAT (and the SAT) by…

Topics: PSAT, Webinar

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Topics: PSAT, Webinar

Twelve Guiding Principles for Creating a Sparkling College Application Personal Statement

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 7:45:28 PM

College application personal statements and application writing supplements are entirely different, have entirely different purposes, and should be approached entirely differently.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, Person Statement

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, Person Statement

Acing the PSAT Reading Section

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 9:19:12 AM

 

Topics: PSAT, Webinar

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Topics: PSAT, Webinar

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