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The Essence of College Admissions — as compiled this year by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 4:41:47 PM

We put you in the shoes of college admissions officers, so that you can sense their point of view with these facts:

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling, 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

Spinning Gold

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

With three decades of educational guidance, Score At The Top has thousands of success stories. Each month we choose one story to share with the hope that it will inspire others.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning

College Admissions Trends - We've got your number!

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 12:40:00 PM

We’ve got your numbers! No, not the winning megabucks ticket, but the numbers about that other “lottery,” college admissions. Each year the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) accumulates some pretty interesting statistics about admissions trends. You’ll want to know these.

Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling

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Topics: College Admission, College Application, College Counseling

Test Optional Colleges

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 4:19:00 PM

There are over 800 colleges and universities in the United States that make admission decisions without using the SAT or ACT. You can find this list at http://fairtest.org/university/optional. Some schools exempt students who meet GPA or class rank criteria, others require SAT or ACT scores only for placement or scholarships, and still others have more “flexible” testing requirement, such as submission of AP, IB, or SAT Subject Test scores in lieu of SAT or ACT scores.

Topics: Test-Prep, College Counseling

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Counseling

Back-To-School Gift Ideas for Stressed College Students

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 11:18:00 AM

After the holidays, it's time for college students to get back to reality and back to stresses of classes, relationships and being away from home. With the Higher Education Research Institute reporting crippling anxiety in an alarming 51.9 percent of college students, it's no wonder that so many miss the comfort of home, real food and an understanding ear. As a concerned parent, you can send your college student back to school with a thoughtful, stress-relieving gift. Whether it's gift certificate for a massage or her favorite funny movie from childhood, a thoughtful gesture can set your student in motion for a successful second semester.

Topics: College Counseling

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Topics: College Counseling

Sweat Away the Stress: 4 Benefits of Exercise for College Students

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM

With the proximity of dorm cafeterias, it’s often more tempting to grab another late-night snack than to hit the gym. Most college students already know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy body weight, reducing blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels. However, the power of exercise extends beyond its ability to improve physical health. As a college student, exercise can actually help you learn more efficiently, better remember information and perform more strongly in school.

Topics: Test-Prep, College Counseling

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Topics: Test-Prep, College Counseling

What Some Colleges Are Asking Members of their 2013 Freshman Class to Read

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 11:11:00 AM

American University - Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays, by Eula Biss

Topics: College Counseling

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Topics: College Counseling

Gold in Them Thar Hills: The Independent Educational Consultant

Posted on May 17, 2013 10:33:00 AM

A recent survey (Lipman Hearne & the National Research Center for College and University Admissions) found that more than a quarter of “high achieving” high school seniors use services of Independent Educational Consultants (IEC’s) to optimize college search. When 1,300 high school seniors with SAT scores of 1150 or higher (out of 1600) and/or ACT scores of 25 or higher were asked, 26% percent said they had worked with an IEC.

Topics: College Counseling

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Topics: College Counseling

A Guide to Becoming a College Student: 15 Practical Parenting Tips

Posted on May 6, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Between the years 2000 and 2010, enrollment in degree-granting institutions increased 37 percent to 21 million students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. What does this tell you? You're not alone planning ahead to get your child ready for college. There are numerous resources at your fingertips and here are some practical and specific suggestions for parents to get you started.

Topics: College Counseling

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Topics: College Counseling

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