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Three Good Reasons to Start Prepping for the GRE

Last Updated on Jun 1, 2020 5:15:00 AM

All three reasons share one key element, time.

Reason #1: There are two upcoming GREs in the near future. 

The next two test dates are September 12th and October 17th. Students who miss those administrations – or sit for them but don’t do well (possibly due to lack of proper preparation) will have plenty of time to work on practice test questions, and sit for full simulations, which we can provide, in order to learn where you most need to improve. Identifying your weaknesses is critical to improvement; both learning and improvement work take time.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Counseling, Coronavirus, College Tips, GRE

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Counseling, Coronavirus, College Tips, GRE

How Parents Can Help Stem a COVID-19 Learning Slide

Last Updated on May 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM

It’s often the case that following the long summer break, students return to the classroom, seemingly having forgotten what they learned the previous academic year. This phenomenon, known as “summer slide,” is real, and could be magnified, say educators and parents, by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s a genuine concern. In today’s post, we’ll look at the current situation and share tips to help slow – or even prevent – academic loss. 

Topics: Summer School, Learning Loss, Coronavirus

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Topics: Summer School, Learning Loss, Coronavirus

The Coronavirus and College Admissions: Part 2

Last Updated on Apr 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM

In an interview posted on Kusi.com, under the title “Navigating college admissions amid Coronavirus pandemic,” Robert Massa, who teaches about higher education at the University of Southern California and is a former admissions dean from Johns Hopkins University and Dickinson College, offered these thoughts, among others, on how the COVID-19 pandemic could affect a student’s quest to attend the school of their choice.

Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, College Counseling, College Planning, Coronavirus

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Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, College Counseling, College Planning, Coronavirus

Recommendation Letters in the Era of Covid-19

Last Updated on Apr 7, 2020 8:18:24 AM

Now, with mandated social distancing in our lives for the foreseeable future, all schools, big and small, are faced with the very same issue. While Skype or Zoom-based interviews are likely to increase in popularity and number, it’s also certain that letters of recommendation (LORs) will grow in importance to admission officers when they evaluate applicants. On top of that, a number of colleges will be test-optional next year, so in the absence of SAT or ACT scores, emphasis on LORs, among other factors, will increase.

Topics: College Application, Letter of Recommendation, Going to College, Coronavirus

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Topics: College Application, Letter of Recommendation, Going to College, Coronavirus

Visiting Colleges in the Era of Covid-19

Last Updated on Apr 2, 2020 5:29:27 PM

Every college or university has, or is in development of, some sort of virtual connection for admitted and prospective students and their families. All of them have campus visit pages on their websites, which is where you can find this information.

Topics: College Planning, College Visits, Coronavirus

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Topics: College Planning, College Visits, Coronavirus

Quick Takes: Calculus, Curriculum, and Coronavirus Cancellations

Last Updated on Mar 26, 2020 11:49:06 AM

Today, we’ll share tips and pointers that we picked up from recent college counseling conferences (prior to the Coronavirus hiatus). Additionally, we have updates regarding changes to testing, both national and international. Here we go!

Topics: Going to College, APUSH, Coronavirus, STEM Courses

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Topics: Going to College, APUSH, Coronavirus, STEM Courses

Coronavirus-itis: How to Keep Kids in Learning Mode

Last Updated on Mar 24, 2020 9:41:18 AM

Social Distancing is the newest term in everyone's vocabulary. The health situation has changed – and continues to change – at such a rapid pace that it’s hard to know which end is up.  One of the biggest areas where families are experiencing this transformation is in the education of their children.  Even those who have chosen to homeschool are not used to the newly mandated isolation. We find ourselves in uncharted territory. All of a sudden, millions of kids are at home, and many parents do not know what will happen with their child's learning for the last quarter of this school year. Despite the unknowns, it’s important to remember that this unprecedented transformation is temporary, and, indeed, manageable. As a homeschool mom for 13 years, I have some tips and suggestions about scheduling, organization, and connections to help handle this new way of learning.

Topics: Homeschool Support, Virtual, Coronavirus, Best Practices, Homeschool Tips

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Topics: Homeschool Support, Virtual, Coronavirus, Best Practices, Homeschool Tips

The Latest Intel on College Admissions & Testing in Light of Covid-19

Last Updated on Mar 23, 2020 4:54:55 PM

Summer vacation came in the spring this year, brought to us by the Coronavirus and its attendant bumper crop of lemons. And when you’re given lemons….

Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, ACT/SAT, Virtual, Coronavirus

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, ACT/SAT, Virtual, Coronavirus

AP Exam Update from the College Board

Last Updated on Mar 21, 2020 9:54:03 AM

The College Board just announced its plan for the 2020 AP exams on their AP website:

Topics: AP Exams, Coronavirus

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Topics: AP Exams, Coronavirus

Keeping Kids Busy and Productive at Home

Last Updated on Mar 19, 2020 7:56:04 AM

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy and productive at home?

Topics: News, Virtual, Coronavirus, Family Strategies, Best Practices

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Topics: News, Virtual, Coronavirus, Family Strategies, Best Practices

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