Applying to College? There’s an App for That

There are thousands of apps for smartphones and computers available, and while many colleges have general apps (with information such as calendars and campus news), some, such as St. Lawrence University are starting to create apps specifically for prospective students to use during the admissions process. The 2011-2012 Common Application will also be accessible via smartphone.

In addition to school-specific apps, there are also less obvious apps available to help you…

Essay Writing Workshops in July and August – Register Now!

For rising seniors, now is the time to start thinking about writing the college essay. Our essay writing workshop will help students get a jump start on the process. At the end of the workshop, students will leave with a solid first draft of a compelling personal statement to use during the college admissions process.

Each workshop offers two experienced writing teachers for 6 students. The fee is $325. A meal will be provided.The workshop will be held at our offices in Brookline,…

Attention Rising Seniors: Common Application Preview

If you know anyone who has applied to college in the past ten years, chances are you have heard of the Common Application, an online application that is now accepted by more than 460 institutes of higher education, including 62 public colleges and universities. The Common App was originally created to simplify the application process by allowing students to complete one application and send it to multiple schools electronically. (This original vision has been distorted because…

Preventing Summer Slide while Playing Online: Sites that are Fun and Educational

Reading is great, but it isn’t the only way to keep yourself engaged during the long, hot months of summer. There are numerous websites that are fun while also helping you learn a thing or two. Some of our favorites include:

Free Rice – Think you are good at vocabulary (or grammar, art, or a myriad of other subjects)? Test yourself on this site by answering multiple-choice questions. For each question you get right, the game gets harder and 10 grains of rice are donated to help end world…

Upcoming College Visits and Fairs in the Boston Area

There are a number of colleges hosting receptions and information sessions in the Boston area during May and June. This is a great chance for you to learn more about a college before taking the time to visit the school’s campus.

Please note that many of these events require registration. To learn more about the event or to register (if required), please click on the links below.

The 8 of the Best Colleges ReceptionClaremont McKenna College, Colorado College, Connecticut College,…

Remembering the College Admissions Experience in Oz

Whenever I hear the song “Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead,” I think of getting into college. This association isn’t nearly as strange as it might seem. During my senior year, I was the stage manager for my school’s production of The Wizard of Oz. The show ran at the end of the March, and between corralling the grade school students who were playing munchkins and dealing with the cute but stubborn dog that played Toto, I was too tired to worry about hearing from colleges. I had already heard…

Course Selection Time: Choose Wisely

It is the time of year for high school students to make course selections for next academic year. While you may not have many options until senior year, you still must decide on electives and the appropriate level of rigor for your academic classes. Here are some factors to consider when making your selection:

Sketch Out A Plan for Your Remaining High School Years
Students typically consider their courses for the following year without much thought about where those selections…

Middlebury College

This is the view of the Green Mountains from the campus of Middlebury College in Vermont.


Middlebury is world renowned for its international, foreign language and environmental studies. It boasts a 10% international student population. Middlebury is also home to the Bread and Loaf writer’s program and annual conference which attracts professional writers from all over the world.

Students benefit from close relationships with their professors and have the benefit…

These Tests, They Are A-Changin’: AP Tests to Emphasize Creativity and Deeper Learning

By Angela S.

“Theater” and “photosynthesis” are not two concepts that you would usually associate with one another, but it is exactly that sort of creative, out-of-the-box thinking that the College

Board hopes its new A.P. curriculum will encourage in students. According to the New York Times, the College Board will release new curriculum standards for the 2013 A.P. biology and U.S. history exams next month. The changes will be in effect for the 2012-2013 school year.

The …

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