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Picking Your Best-Fit Colleges: Can You Get In, and Are You Sure You Want To?

Posted on Jul 7, 2018 10:02:05 AM

Typing “where should I go to college?” into Google’s search engine yields over one billion hits — and while we’d encourage students to do that and then explore some of the “first page” results, mainly for learning purposes, it’s a far too cumbersome way to find a meaningful answer to the question. Fortunately, we’re here to get you started the right way. We’ll share with you our more than 30 years of experience in helping students find their best-fit colleges by discussing four important parameters you should consider in order to narrow your choices:

Topics: College Planning, College Admission, College Choice

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Topics: College Planning, College Admission, College Choice

It’s Summer Time: Are Your Children Losing their Learning?

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 11:46:55 AM

If an investment is expected to depreciate by 30 percent in its first year and experience compounding losses every year thereafter, it’s probably not a sound venture.”

Topics: Summer School, Learning Loss, Tutoring

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Topics: Summer School, Learning Loss, Tutoring

Better Returns than Buffet's: The Bright Futures Scholarship

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 5:12:34 PM

We understand that Return On Investment can go hand-in-hand with risk: no pain, no gain. But how would you respond to a proposed investment of $2,000 that could result in saving between $7,392 (a 370% return on your money) and $28,416 (a 1,421% return on your money) over roughly four years? While this investment isn’t risk-free, it is low risk, assuming you have a student willing to work hard and follow instruction. Simply put, this investment is in test preparation for the SAT and ACT! When paired with a motivated student (and the right test-prep tutor), the result is a hefty scholarship from Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships (BFSs).

Topics: Test-Prep, Investment, ACT/SAT, Financial Aid

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Topics: Test-Prep, Investment, ACT/SAT, Financial Aid

Is There A Future Doctor in the House?

Posted on May 27, 2018 11:39:00 AM

If so, the future physician is almost certainly going to be faced with taking – and passing – the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), a product of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The MCAT is a standardized, computer-administered, multiple-choice exam with no questions requiring writing. Some form of the MCAT has been part of the medical school admissions process for 90 years; it’s required for admission to almost all medical schools in the U.S. and many in Canada; and it’s taken by over 85,000 prospective physicians each year.

Topics: MCAT, Test-Prep

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Topics: MCAT, Test-Prep

Common vs Coalition vs Universal College Application: Which Should You Complete?

Topics: Common App, Coalition App, Universal App, College Application, College Planning, College Counseling, Application Essays

Changes to the ACT 2018

Posted on May 22, 2018 4:05:15 PM

Yesterday, ACT notified us about testing changes taking effect this coming September that will impact many of our students —perhaps making some consider taking the June or July test. There are two significant changes.

Topics: ACT, ACT Changes, Test-Prep

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Topics: ACT, ACT Changes, Test-Prep

Application Essays for Florida’s State Universities

Topics: Common Application, College Application, Coalition App, Application Essays, UF, FSU, UCF, Person Statement

College Financial Aid Letters: Expect Confusion, Read Carefully, and Do Your Homework

Posted on Apr 30, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Given the upcoming deposit deadlines for many colleges, high school seniors and their families face important financial decisions. Colleges don’t always make that an easy task.

Topics: Financial Aid

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Topics: Financial Aid

Death from College Cost Sticker Shock…and How to Avoid It: Part 2

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 9:47:27 AM

We closed Part 1 of this blog post by saying that Part 2 would be up-coming soon and would cover one of the most important ways to reduce college costs even more – by improving scores on standardized tests. So, here’s Part 2.

Topics: Financial, College Planning, Test Scores, ACT, ACT/SAT, College Admission, Investment

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Topics: Financial, College Planning, Test Scores, ACT, ACT/SAT, College Admission, Investment

Death from College Cost Sticker Shock…and How to Avoid It: Part 1

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 4:07:03 PM

First, relax, because there’s very little chance that you’ll pay full sticker price for your child’s college education; and if the costs are still too high, there are actions you can take to reduce them.

Topics: Financial, Educational-Consulting, Test-Prep, ACT/SAT, Ivy League, Financial Aid

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Topics: Financial, Educational-Consulting, Test-Prep, ACT/SAT, Ivy League, Financial Aid

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