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Jul
15
2014

The Top 5 Tips for Picking Your College Major

Off to college in just a month or two? Currently filling out your college applications? One of the questions that students spend a lot of time thinking about as they prepare to go to college is “What will my major be?”  And, it’s a great question! What you study in college and major in will impact not only your time while in college but also what you plan to do post-college.  To make choosing a bit easier, we have narrowed down the top 5 ways to pick the right college major for you!



Jun
30
2014

College Admissions in the Headlines: The Avoid the Summer Brain Drain and Read Edition

Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the college admissions process from media outlets across the country. Starting off…have a good read!

A college admissions counselor at an elite high school asked college admissions deans and high school counselors to send him recommendations of books that are great summer reads for parents, students and everybody else. Check out the unusual list. (The Washington Post)



Jun
23
2014

College Rankings: The other lists to consider!

Yes, academics in college are very important – that is the reason we all go to college, isn’t it?!  But, you will not just be attending classes while at college. You will be living on campus as well.



Jun
19
2014

SAT and ACT Math Strategy: The “Three Right Triangles”

Making sense of “Three Right Triangle” questions (figure below) can be difficult. First, while there are two obvious right triangles (ΔADB and ΔBDC), the third is ‘lying’ on it’s hypotenuse! See the right angle at the top of the figure? That’s ΔABC.



Jun
9
2014

The Top 10 Ways to Get the Most out of Your College Visits this Summer

Out to discover the college of your dreams this summer?  Whether you are flying out to visit a few schools or taking a cross country road trip to visit colleges around the country, we have the Top 10 things you need to do to make the most of your college visits.



Jun
5
2014

What to Expect Sophomore Year

Congratulations! You survived your first year of high school. You are now a sophomore and as a sophomore you will embark on a new journey come this fall. I like to consider sophomore year as the year of exploration. You are still getting to know your school and learning about the classes you can take, but don’t have to apply to college just yet.  Just because you’re not applying doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about and preparing for college.



Jun
2
2014

The Top Ten Things to Do the Summer Before You Go to college

On your way to college in just a few short months?! You are about to start an amazing journey. While you relax the summer before you start college, here is our list of Top Ten Must Do’s before you trade in your hometown for your college campus.



May
27
2014

College Admissions in the Headlines: The Value of a College Degree Edition

Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the college admissions process from media outlets across the country. Starting off…a college degree is so worth it.

A new set of income statistics asserts that college is worth it…big time. In fact,  a four-year degree has probably never been more valuable that it is now.  (The New York Times)



May
19
2014

Top 10 Must Haves to Pack for College

Senior year is winding down and your freshman year in college will start in a few months! The summer will be filled with graduation parties, good-byes to high school friends, enjoying your hometown, and of course – shopping for college must haves!



May
10
2014

Raiders of the Scrambled Paragraph

In a city where third graders see standardized tests, New York City’s SHSAT (Specialized High School Admissions Test) should feel largely familiar to the 8th grade, standardized-test-veterans who take the exam each fall.



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