Archive for October, 2009

Advice on Retaking the SAT or ACT

The school year is underway, and, for high school seniors, this fall will be their busiest yet. In addition to the usual homework, studying and juggling of extracurricular activities, seniors are frantically writing college essays and filling out applications. It seems like there isn’t a moment in the day to fit in anything else. So it’s not surprising that when a parent or counselor asks, “Do ...

College Costs, Part II: Merit Aid and Best-Value Colleges

The current state of the economy has left many college-bound students and their families more concerned than ever about how they will pay for college. In a previous post on college costs, we discussed financial aid and scholarships. In this article, we examine college options for those who are seeking value, and what it takes to be considered for merit scholarships. Merit Scholarships Merit scholarships ...
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