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How To Get Into College, Part 2 of 3

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This is the second article of our three-part blog series “How to Get Into College”.

Having dispensed with transcript, test scores, and application essay in our first installment, we follow up here with a few more “Get Into College” essentials.

Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

How To Get Into College, Part 1 of 3

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A current TV ad for an insurance company ends with this innocuous line: “We know a thing or two, because we’ve seen a thing or two.” We have – seen a thing or two over the past 35+ years of advising students about their college plans and applications.

In three parts, this being the first, we’d like once again to share our acquired intelligence about those elements of an applicant’s academic and non-academic life that play a crucial role in an admissions decision. Focus on these, and you’ll have the best chance of following your dreams of experiencing a meaningful college life. So let’s begin from the beginning with what remains the single most important element of your college application. 

Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Essays, College Admission, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

Score At The Top and Score Academy Renew Accreditation with AdvancED - Score At The Top

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We did it again! The Score At The Top Learning Centers and Score Academy were recommended for renewal of their 5-Year accreditation by AdvancED.

Our schools and learning centers submitted to a rigorous re-accreditation process that involves internal and external review and evaluation. The AdvancED team, who visited each of our facilities, carefully considered how well we use a carefully crafted framework for continuous improvement.

Topics: News, Private-School

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Topics: News, Private-School

Summer-Time Guidance For Students - Score At The Top - South Florida

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 4:26:26 PM

We’re seeing the back-to-school ads already, and we are barely into July! Summer is well underway, so it’s time for you college-bound students to seal the deal and set your sights on next steps. Here are ten that we recommend:

Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, College Planning

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Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, College Planning

Tips To Improve Your Admission Chances - Score At The Top - South Florida

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 11:41:00 AM

 

To apply and be accepted to college, timing is everything. For a successful “application season” next summer, fall, and winter, remember this: if you wait to do the things you need to do, then some of your best opportunities to position yourself could be gone, and the remaining possibilities will have to be addressed in a shorter time span. Being unprepared and late might mean that you forego wise decision-making.

Topics: College Admission, College Application

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Topics: College Admission, College Application

Three Things To Do After Getting Your PSAT Score - Score At The Top

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Now that the wait’s nearly over and you’re soon going to get your PSAT scores, there seems to be only three alternatives: Your score’s going to be so good that every school’s going to want you, so bad that no school will ever want you, or so middling that you’ll wonder why you even bothered. And because your score’s going to be whatever it’s going to be – the die have been cast, and you now have no control over what numbers will come up when they stop bouncing – you don’t need to do anything else, right?

Wrong, and wrong in almost every respect. In fact, there are multiple things that you need to do, and we can walk you through the first three.

Topics: Test-Prep

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Topics: Test-Prep

Deferred ≠ Dead - Score At The Top

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

…and not just because colleges defer the living rather than the dead. However, you could hasten your possible death by doing nothing about your deferral letter.

Who said it best? Well, there’s a duel going on in this writer’s mind between two wordsmiths. Both are pretty accurate: Harrison Choate, a staff writer for The [Harvard] Crimson, who wrote in an April 12, 2014 article, “First of all, [if you got deferred] you did not get rejected. If they really did not want or like you, they would have had no qualms about rejecting you.” On the facing page, so to speak, is our own owner/mentor, Judi Robinovitz, who wrote in a February 15, 2012 blog, “If you weren’t rejected out of hand, then there was something about your application that made a positive impression.” (I haven’t chosen the better of the two, but I’ve got to acknowledge that both observations are awfully good.)

Topics: Test-Prep

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Topics: Test-Prep

What to do at Holiday Time - Score At The Top

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

And while you’re on vacation from school…

Downtime, soon! We at Score At The Top take a bit of a breather, too, but not because we’re closed for a week or two. Our holiday-season doors open to students who brush up, charge ahead, or prep for something upcoming. Every day of the week. Yes, we’ll be here for that. However…

Topics: Tutoring, Private-School

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Topics: Tutoring, Private-School

3rd Grade State Testing: Do You Know About the Portfolio Option? - Score At The Top

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

If your third grader is a struggling reader, you may be on pins and needles about the upcoming FSA (Florida State-wide Assessment) in the spring. Worrying about whether or not your child will pass the standardized test creates stress at home and in school. Assisting your child with weekly tutoring is one option. There’s also another that your local school may fail to share with you.

Topics: College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: College Planning, Educational-Consulting

EFS - What's that? - Score At The Top

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 11:19:00 AM

None (zip, zilch, ninguno): That’s how much EFS you had at the moment you were born. And if you didn’t have some now, you wouldn’t have gotten out of bed this morning, because you couldn’t have planned how to do it, and you wouldn’t be reading this right now.

EF skills are controlled in a very small area in the right-front section of your brain – and we know that you’ve got one of those (a brain) or you wouldn’t be reading this – and they get better (in normal people, anyway) until sometime in the early to mid-20’s. Because you’re not there yet, your EFS aren’t as good now as they’re going to be, but you can still use them to very good effect and start making your life better right now.

Topics: Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Educational-Consulting

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