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

Posted 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

Advanced Courses, GPA, and College Admissions: Not All Grades Are Created Equal

Posted 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?

Posted 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

Quit Telling Us What Not To Do: Social Media, College Admissions, the ZeeMee Revolution

Posted 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

How To Get Into College, Part 3 of 3

Posted on Jul 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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

SAT Subject Tests in August

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With the College Board’s new summer SAT test date (August 26th) comes an intriguing gambit for high school students who plan to apply to more competitive colleges (and even to those that may not be considered so competitive): taking up to three of the College Board’s 1-hour Subject Tests offered on that date.

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

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

When does less than $6,000 equal nearly $150,000?

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 12:22:17 PM

When does less than $6,000 equal nearly $150,000? That’s an uncommon equation –even for the diehard lottery player. But for a college-bound student and his family, such “winning” odds are quite possible!

Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, College Counseling

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Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, College Counseling

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

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

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