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Four Tips For Reporting SAT, ACT and AP Scores To Colleges

Fall of senior year is here and it is time to decide if you will take advantage of test-optional policies or report your official ACT or SAT scores to colleges.

1: Decide if you are submitting scores.
Check the college’s website to determine if it is “test-optional.” Most colleges have continued their test-optional policies. If tests are required, you must report or send your best ACT or SAT score(s). Plan ahead because some colleges require the scores to be in your file by the application…

Student Athletes and The College Admissions Process

In an earlier post, we reviewed how and when a prospective student-athlete should approach college coaches. We continue here by discussing what occurs once coaches begin to express serious interest in student-athletes and how that affects their chances of admission.

After months of keeping in contact with coaches, and then making official visits, student-athletes begin to narrow down their colleges of interest based on how much they like the college overall and their assessment…

Common Application Pitfalls and Tips

The Common Application, accepted by over 1000 colleges, launched on August 1st. While the application is pretty straightforward, here are some things to look for as you register and complete it.

1. Keep Track of Your Registration Information. Record your password along with the email address you used at registration time so you can easily access it. You may think you will remember it, but we have learned from our students’ experiences that this is often not the case.

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A Call for Help May Be The Secret To College Success

Why is asking for help so hard? The expectations of college are much different from high school. Students are in class less often and are expected to study independently. There are no parents around reminding them to do their work or get a head start on the paper.

This is a particular challenge for students who have relied on tutors, a learning center or other academic resources during high school. For students with learning differences, organizational or other challenges, the…

Spotlight: Colorado Colleges

On a trip to Colorado recently with my family, I decided to take side trips to visit three schools: University of Colorado Boulder (30,300 students), University of Denver (5,700), and Colorado College (2,025). Visiting  large, medium, and small schools in three different parts of the state gave me a quick initial read on Colorado the place and its range of educational options.

CU Boulder is located right outside downtown Boulder, an appealing city of 100,000 ringed by mountains…

What You Need to Know About College Admission in 2022

When: Jul 13, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Presenters: Joan Casey and Laurel Weijer, Educational Advocates College Consulting

Applying to college can be confusing. Students can feel pressured to apply early decision before they are ready, and, while the test optional movement has opened doors for many students, it leaves them unsure about whether they should submit scores or not. While a student’s academic success is very important, parents may be surprised…

Contacting a College Coach – Advice for the Prospective Student Athlete

High school athletes devote many hours to their sport, and those who have been standouts on their team or in their league may want to consider playing in college. One of the biggest myths about college athletics is that coaches will find you if you are truly talented. Nothing could be further from the truth. College coaches are busy, and in an era of budget cuts, they cannot always travel to scout out potential recruits. Students need to do their research, not only regarding their

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Tips for Getting Started on the Common Application

Before 1975, every college had a separate paper application that needed to be individually hand written or typed and sent via snail mail. The Common Application was introduced that year to provide a single application that could be completed once and sent to all schools.

The Common Application has come a long way since then, and now includes nearly 900 college members’ individual questions and supplemental essay requirements. Among the 50+ schools newly accepting the Common

Unusual College Majors That Might Just Fit You!

Check out this list of off-beat majors. There might be something here you never even imagined you could study in college.

Entertainment Engineering and Design 

Do you love roller coasters? Do you wonder how Aquatica Orlando built its new 60-foot Ray Rush raft ride that ends in a plunge down a waterfall? Do you find yourself sketching ideas for a new Star Wars galaxy attraction? Then maybe a career as a theme park engineer is in your future. University of Nevada

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Ode to Colby

What lured me to Waterville, Maine on a Friday afternoon in April wasn’t a fool’s errand, nor a professional endeavor; it was to satiate a personal curiosity. I wanted to walk upon the same path as one of the most compassionate and altruistic friends I have known, Abe. As a competitive masters swimmer, I met Abe at a Charles Rivers Aquatics Masters swimming practice at Harvard University. For several years, he offered his coaching skills for masters swimmers and triathletes alike.

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