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7 Things to Remember When Submitting Your College Applications

Last Updated on Jul 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

  1. PRINT A COPY OF EACH APPLICATION FOR YOUR RECORDS

Immediately before submitting each application, print a copy of it. Then print a copy of the confirmation of submission and payment of application fee. These things sometimes slip through the cracks, and you need to have “evidence” in case your application and/or payment gets lost in the shuffle.

Once you have successfully submitted an application… don’t forget the final pieces of the puzzle. The devil is always in the details, and you’ve got some details to look after!

Topics: Test-Prep

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Topics: Test-Prep

How Should I Complete the Common App Testing Section?

Last Updated on Jul 20, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Most of the Common App is pretty straightforward to complete, but one question we hear quite often from our students is “How should I complete the Testing page?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t straightforward.

You should fill in your test scores and dates on the Common App Testing Section based upon the type of scores you wish to self-report.

Topics: College Admission, Common Application, Test-Prep, College Application, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: College Admission, Common Application, Test-Prep, College Application, Educational-Consulting

When your GPA doesn't equal your GPA - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Aug 26, 2019 11:47:00 AM

When colleges evaluate your academic record for admission, your GPA isn’t the first thing that’s considered. Rather, it’s the particular courses you take over all four years coupled with the rigor (degree of difficulty) of those courses. Yes, colleges would rather see you take an AP course and get a B than take an Honors course and get an A. Thus, you should take the most challenging courses you can comfortably handle, and get the best grades you can. Don’t overburden yourself, but, by the same token, don’t wuss out either!

Topics: College Admission, GPA

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Topics: College Admission, GPA

5 Good Reasons to Prepare for the PSAT - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Aug 18, 2017 1:25:00 PM

Most schools in October offer the PSAT (a “preliminary” SAT) to their freshman, sophomores, and/or juniors. Regardless of your school’s official testing policy, here are some good reasons why a student should take the PSAT, whose scores are NOT reported to colleges:

Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

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Topics: Test-Prep, PSAT

What’s Really Important About The College You Attend: Part II

Last Updated on Aug 17, 2017 9:21:00 PM

We closed Part I by asking

  1. how students who are about to apply to colleges could possibly know how they’re going to feel – after they graduate from college – about their engagement in their employment and their assessments of their well-being, including their satisfaction with their relationships, their physical health, their communities, their economic situations, and their senses of purpose.
  2. what does that have to do with the colleges that they attend.

and we promised answers to both of those questions.

Okay, here are the answers:

Topics: College Planning

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Topics: College Planning

What’s Really Important About The College You Attend: Part I

Last Updated on Aug 17, 2017 2:01:00 PM

If picking a college were like buying a car – which is isn’t, but we’re going to take some poetic license here – there are a number of ways that a careful consumer who’s willing to do the research might approach it.

Topics: College Planning

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Topics: College Planning

Colleges that Do NOT Superscore the SAT - Score At The Top

Last Updated on Aug 17, 2017 12:43:00 PM

What is the SAT Superscore?

Let's begin by briefly explaining how to superscore the SAT. As an example, we will assume you took the SAT three times and obtained the following scores:

Topics: SAT Test, Test Scores, ACT/SAT

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Topics: SAT Test, Test Scores, ACT/SAT

Know How Various Grades Are Different - Score At The Top - South Florida

Last Updated on Aug 16, 2017 12:51:45 PM

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is the #1 piece of information that schools look at when they’re considering applicants — in fact, it would probably be the #2, and #3 things, too, if that made sense. It’s been that way forever, and it’s not going to change within your lifetime, if ever.

Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, Test-Prep, College Application

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Topics: Test Scores, College Admission, Test-Prep, College Application

WHAT? No Credits Toward College Graduation for Good AP Scores?

Last Updated on Jul 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We bring to your attention this blog published in early May of this year on cnbc.com concerning students who take AP tests:

Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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Topics: AP Exams, Test Scores, College Admission, College Application, College Planning

Read About The ZeeMee Revolution - Score At The Top - South Florida

Last Updated on Jul 28, 2017 9:42:09 AM

Here’s a teaser concerning ZeeMee (about which we’ll have more to say later in this post), that comes from a February 16, 2017 Voice of America blog on voanews.com:

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Planning

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