Support for the Virtual School Year

Support for the Virtual School Year

Virtual school is hard! Let us help make it easier!

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Options for 2020-2021

Options for 2020-2021

Score Academy has you covered this school year!

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Is Test Optional for You?

Is Test Optional for You?

While ½ of America’s universities have gone test optional, the issue is far more complex than it seems.

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$99 Essay Review Special

$99 Essay Review Special

The college application essay is considered one of the MOST IMPORTANT factors in college admissions.

We can help you make your essay shine!

College Prep & Admissions Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

10/6 & 10/8 @ 6:30 PM: Acing the PSAT

Learn More & Register for Acing the PSAT

12/10 @ 6:30 PM: Understanding your PSAT Scores 

12/15 @ 6:30 PM: PSAT Review: Verbal 

12/17 @ 6:30 PM: PSAT Review: Math 

Selective College Admissions: Stand OUT! Get IN!

admissions-266309-editedThe unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey. 

During this webinar, Judi will describe in detail… 

  • 7 top tips to help get you into the college of your dreams
  • How colleges evaluate your GPA and course-load 
  • Secrets to standing out from the crowd
  • How the Application Essay has Grown More Important
  • The Truth behind “Extra-curricular” 

How Colleges Look at You
Admissions Stats for the Florida Universities
Effective College Visits Infographic 
SAT vs. ACT
Colleges that Require or Recommend SAT/ACT Essay
Colleges that Require or Recommend SAT Subject Tests

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Florida's Dozen: What It Takes to Get Admitted to a State University in Florida

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This session will specifically deal with the Florida State University System; Judi Robinovitz, Certified Educational Planner, will provide you with the most current admission information for all eleven state universities in Florida. You can use this information, along with other tidbits Judi will share, to learn how to make your college application stand out and improve your chances for admission.Learn the Secrets of Admission to Florida's Schools With Our Most Popular and Highest Rated Webinar!

The unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey.

!SUS AnimatedHere's what you'll learn:

  • Admission criteria for all 12 state universities
  • How schools recalculate GPAs
  • Newest additions to SUS campuses
  • How under-qualified students may still gain backdoor admission
  • Florida schools' national ranking
  • What you can do today to maximize chances for admission

Florida State University System Admissions Matrix
SAT vs. ACT
Educational Consulting Brochure
Tutoring Brochure 

What does it take to get into a state university in Florida?


How to Stay Sane During Covid-19

How to stay saneThe COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone! In addition to the fear of infection, we are also facing a mental health crisis that has affected both parents and their children. With the new school year rapidly approaching, we've teamed up with Therapeutic Oasis to address a different mental health topic every week so that everyone will be better prepared for the inevitability of a return to virtual schooling. In this series, we will focus on: 

  • Mindfulness 1.0: Learn to Stress Less and Love More
  • The Family System & It's Newest Member: Technology 
  • Supporting Children's Emotional Wellbeing 
  • Engaging in Self-Care Activities with Kids and Teens 

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Meet the Colleges! A Webinar Series with Florida's Regional Admissions Counselors

Florida's Regional Admissions CounselorsDuring this webinar series, we tacked a variety of issues surrounding college and college admissions, such as: 

  • Introducing FRAC
  • July 8: College Case Studies Admit, waitlist, or deny? Peek “behind the curtain” 
  • July 15: What Makes a Strong College Application? 
  • July 22: A Taste of the 10 What is it like to live and learn at a Big 10 school? 
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  • July 29: Lucrative, Lasting Learning How a liberal arts degree prepares you for life…and today’s competitive job market.

Meet the Colleges: See All the Videos



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Application Essays that get you Admitted

typewriter - rawpixel-623442-unsplashApplication essays are the most challenging part of the application process – and our webinar can help students make that task easier, guiding them to write stronger, compelling essays that improve their chances for college admission. And, with fewer distractions this summer, students can actually complete and submit many applications before senior year begins in August!

While a student’s academic record and test scores are the most important factors that colleges consider, a student’s essay serves to differentiate the student from the rest of the application pool. College admission officers look for a student’s genuine voice that a GPA and test scores cannot reveal. A student’s essays can make or break an application.

During our webinar, you'll learn: 

  • Why application essays are more important than ever
  • How to brainstorm essay ideas
  • The do’s and don’ts of application essay writing
  • Jump starting your application essays – NOW
  • Whether to write about COVID-19
  • What makes an essay exceptional — from essays that really worked

Application Essays that Get You Admitted


What Does Test Optional Mean for You? 

question - photo-1484069560501-87d72b0c3669SAT/ACT scores have traditionally been the second most important factor in college admissions. However, in the era of Covid-19 there has been an unprecedented shift in the number of schools that are testing the waters with test optional admissions policies. But, the question remains, what does that actually mean? We will help you understand the test optional landscape. In our informative webinar, you will learn:

...The truth about test optional
…Who benefits the most from test optional
…How to effectively apply to a test optional university
…If you should submit your scores to a test optional university
…A roadmap for testing success
...How to remain productive during the coronavirus pandemic

Handouts: 
SAT vs. ACT
Test Optional Schools as a Result of Covid-19
Florida Admission Stats & Test Prep Calendar

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Covid Conversations with Colleges: UCF, FSU, UF, & UM

FSU logoOne result of the pandemic is increased uncertainties surrounding the collegeUF admission process. We've hosted a variety of colleges in an efforts to get a better look at their admissions process and how it might change as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In these webinars you will learn: 

  • How the Covid-19 experience might shape your application essay
  • Plans for summer enrollment 
  • How study abroad might be impacted
  • Whether more students than ever may choose in-state universities next year
  • Top factors you should consider during your college search process
  • UCFUM Logo-1How admissions will be affected 
Watch UCF Watch FSU Watch UF Watch UM
Watch Vanderbilt, Union, & Indiana U Watch Lynn, UWF, & FL Poly Watch FAU, Eckerd, & Embry Riddle Watch Rollins & Stetson
Watch FL Southern, USF, & U. of Tampa Watch Power & Access: GW & American
Titans of Texas: TCU & SMU

Acing the PSAT - A Strategy Workshop 

Aof spade playing cardFrom the “comfort of your own computer,” you’ll follow our top test-prep tutors as they guide you through the most effective strategies for reading, writing, and math test questions. You’ll improve your knowledge of the PSAT (and the SAT) by…

  • …completing timed mini-simulations
  • …uncovering your strengths/weaknesses during our review of all practice problems
  • …review strategies particular to the test’s various question types
  • …follow our step-by-step solutions of common questions

The two 90-minute webinar sessions complement each other. The first webinar covers reading and writing; the second webinar will address math. Both will include overall test-taking strategies for you to improve your score.

Remember that your SAT or ACT score is the second most important factor in selective college admissions — and the PSAT is a foundation for them! It’s never too early to prepare.

This webinar was recorded on October 8th, 2019.

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College Planning: Early to "Rise" will Make You Wise

Year after year, parents miss the big picture: the importance of grades, combined with extracurricular activities, hobbies, examples of commitment and involvement. These and other critical elements are what admissions officers look for, beginning with the student’s record of activities and accomplishments from the summer before freshman year!!

Get going now. We'll provide insightful, practical knowledge that will motivate you to begin laying the groundwork today. Tomorrow, you’ll be prepared for all the complexities of college admissions. 

You will learn:

  • How colleges evaluate your academic record
  • AP or IB or AICE or Dual Enrollment?
  • What’s most important: curriculum or grades or class rank?
  • How colleges review your extracurricular commitment
  • Which activities are the best ones?
  • How to spend your summers (yes, important to colleges)
  • And so much more!

This webinar was recorded on May 14, 2018.

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SAT vs. ACT: Which is the best test for me?

Your SAT or ACT score is the second most important factor in college admissions. Since colleges treat the SAT and ACT as equals, you must make the important decision whether to use the coming months to prepare for the SAT, the ACT, or both.

Of recent importance are the significant changes to the SAT which have left many families more confused than ever. Rumors abound that the new SAT is a more difficult test than it used to be – which makes the ACT appear to be the more desirable test.

More familiar with the SAT “brand,” the majority of families who seek our services assume that the SAT will be the best assessment for their children. Most parents personally endured the rite of sitting for an older version of the SAT during high school. Additionally, they know how their children fared on the redesigned PSAT.

The ACT, on the other hand, remains a mystery for many. The majority of our students have had no exposure to the ACT. Many parents have heard of the ACT as an alternative to the SAT but don't know if it's worthwhile to make the investment in ACT preparation or simply stick it out with the SAT.

So if you want to end the confusion and pick the test that’s best for you, let us explain the differences between these two tests so that you can make the best-informed decision about which test to take.

You’re going to learn…

  • Precisely How These Tests Affect College Applications
  • Six Key Differences Between The Two Tests
  • To Essay, or Not to Essay 
  • A Roadmap for Testing Success

This webinar was recorded on August 29, 2017.

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College Admissions: How Colleges Really Make Their Decisions & How to Improve Your Chances

Learn How to Develop an EDGE in College Admissions!

Sit down with renowned college expert, Judi Robinovitz, as she shares with you her vast knowledge of college admissions -- and how to guide your child to success. If you have a student in high school, or nearing high school, you don't want to miss this presentation!

The unprecedented increase in applications over the last several years has made the college admissions process more competitive and complex than ever. To successfully navigate these turbulent waters, a student must stand out and truly demonstrate why he or she is such a great match for each college under consideration. Because Judi travels across the county to visit dozens of colleges every year — meeting with admission officers and students, touring campuses, and learning about the current campus culture — her personal insights will provide you with a much deeper understanding of the college admissions process than a catalog, book, or website can ever convey.

During this webinar, Judi will describe in detail…

  • 7 top tips to help get you into the college of your dreams
  • Secrets to standing out from the crowd
  • How the Application Essay has Grown More Important
  • The Truth behind “Extra-curricular”

This webinar was recorded on September 28, 2016.

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ACT & SAT: Can My Child Receive Testing Accommodations?

Join college expert Judi Robinovitz and psychologist Dr. Julia Gerena for this free, compelling information session about the accommodations for college entrance tests and AP exams. Get the information you need to apply for and receive testing accommodations.

You’ll learn about...

  • 9 kinds of accommodations
  • A student’s right to accommodations
  • How the application process for accommodations has become easier
  • The latest information about discarding ACT or SAT test scores

This webinar was recorded on June 1, 2016.

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Understanding Your PSAT Scores & Their Role in College Admissions

The PSAT is a critical tool that highlights how students should begin preparing for the SAT (and ACT!), and beyond that, for college. We have some suggestions for maximizing your scores and creating an optimal plan to prepare for future tests. During this informative webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How scores and percentiles are calculated 
  • Qualifications for the National Merit Scholarship
  • How college really use test scores
  • Suggestions for maximizing your scores
  • An effective testing calendar for junior and senior year

Don’t panic about a low score—the PSAT is a key diagnostic to help identify challenging subject areas and provide clues about where to focus areas of study and test prep in the upcoming year. There’s plenty of time to prepare and improve, especially if you start early, and we’re here to help!

 

Upcoming webinar on December 11, 2019.

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7 Strategies to Conquer Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety is common - and insidious. But there are proven methods to alleviate the worst of it - so you can perform at the top of your abilities. In this important webinar, let us share with you our wealth of expertise. Here's what you'll learn:

  • The ins and outs of testing anxiety
  • How test anxiety differs from generalized anxiety
  • What kind of students might experience higher levels of test anxiety
  • Seven strategies can students use to reduce test anxiety

What’s especially important for you to know is that we’ll be live so that we can entertain your specific questions at the end of our presentation.

 

This webinar was recorded on February 6, 2018.

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