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Dec
18
2014

College Applications and Admissions During Winter Break

This post is not just for Seniors. If you are planning on applying to college, keep reading!

One of the best times of the school year is quickly approaching – winter break! You’ve been so busy with classes, homework, tests, and activities that all you want to do during break is sleep and relax. However, it’s not smart to spend your entire break in bed! Make the most of your Winter Break  – be active and put yourself on the path to success for college admissions. Some ways for you to make the most of your break:



Dec
8
2014

Why Volunteering Matters in College Admissions

Doing volunteer work may not increase your SAT or ACT scores or boost your GPA, but it can provide you with that needed edge as you’re going through the college admissions process and wondering, how can I stand out in a sea of applications?



Nov
24
2014

SAT/ACT Test Strategy: Increase your Critical Reading Score

When teaching SAT/ACT Reading strategies, we emphasize the merits of accuracy over speed – you only earn points for questions you answer correctly on Test Day!  However, we won’t deny that proper pacing is essential.  In this monthly series, we’ll discuss how you can use real-world articles to build your vocabulary and increase your reading speed.



Nov
5
2014

College Application Season is Almost Over, So Hang In There

Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the college admissions process from media outlets across the country. Hope everyone who is in the throes of the college application process is in good spirits!



Oct
27
2014

SAT vs ACT – which test should you take?

Should you take the SAT? The ACT? Both? Colleges accept either SAT or ACT scores so you may be thinking “Which test should I take?” We’ve broken down the main differences for you so you can decide which test is best for you.



Oct
7
2014

The Top Tips to Nailing Your College Interview

The college interview is often the forgotten piece of the college admissions process. Most colleges do offer a college interview so it’s in your best interest to secure an interview as soon as you can. Even though it’s not the most important determining factor in getting accepted, the interview can help admissions officers get to know you better so that you’re not just another name in a pile of applications. It can help you stand out!  Here are the top tips to helping you nail your college interview!



Oct
1
2014

College Admissions in the Headlines: The “Rankings Are Here!” Edition

Here are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the college admissions process from media outlets across the country. And we hope everyone has had a  great back to school. Miss summer yet?



Sep
29
2014

The College Recommendation Letter: Who to Ask, When to Ask, and How to Ask

As part of your college application, admissions committees often ask for two or three letters of recommendation written on your behalf.  There’s no need to be anxious about requesting a recommendation, so long as you follow these few simple guidelines!



Sep
25
2014

The Top Reasons to Prep for the PSAT

Sophomores and Juniors – it’s PSAT time! The PSAT is a few weeks away – and you are likely thinking, “It’s the PSAT – practice for the SAT, the real test.”   This is true. It is a practice run for the SAT, but this is likely one of your fist times taking a standardized test and prepping for it can really pay off. Why should you prep for a practice run? We’re breaking down the top reasons for you right here!



Sep
22
2014

Your Monthly SAT/ACT Math Strategy!

Welcome to our monthly blog series on SAT and ACT math topics! Each month, we will target a different math topic that you will see on the SAT and ACT. Practice makes perfect – so if you practice these math skills, you’ll be well on your way to earning a new high score! This month, we will focus on sets.



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