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PSAT Scores: Making Sense of Your Results

By now most students have received their PSAT score reports, which arrived a month later than College Board, administrator of the test, promised. (As of this writing, however, students from a few high schools still had not received their scores). Beyond the logistical issues, counselors, test preparation professionals and educational consultants nationwide have observed a strange trend related to this crop of PSAT results—the percentiles are unusually high. No one can…

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Summer Goals: What Are Yours? Start Planning!

In the December issue we offered ideas for summer activities to inform students of opportunities with early deadlines such as competitive jobs or research programs. We offer additional ideas at the end of this article. As you plan, take a step back and reflect on your summer goals by thinking about these questions.

What is the purpose of my summer?

The answer will vary from student to student, but everyone should use a part of the summer to recharge and relax after a demanding school…

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College Admissions Acceptances 2016: Early Results

 

As you can see from the list below, our clients apply to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Congratulations to our student clients on their college admissions acceptances 2016 to date. More to come!

 

Amherst College

Bentley University

Boston University

Bridgewater State University

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

Case Western University

Cazenovia College

Chapman University

Clark University

College of William and Mary

Colorado College

Curry

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Five Tips for College Visits

Chances are you’ll have the opportunity to visit at least some of the colleges you are considering. In fact, campus visits can be the most important factor in helping prospective students assess whether a college’s location, academic offerings, atmosphere and community are a good fit. Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your college visit:

1. Visit at the Right Time.

So you have  an upcoming break from school—that’s an obvious time for a college visit, right? Not

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Marist College Fashion Week

My daughter Ellie and I were guests of the Marist College Fashion Program at New York Fashion Week. A highlight of the event was the encore runway show featuring Marist alumna and accomplished designer Son Jung Wan’s latest collection. The designer was presented with Marist’s Silver Needle Fashion Award acknowledging her remarkable career in fashion and dedication to education. She and her troupe replayed their show for invited guests just minutes after modeling for celebrities,…

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Start Early: Applying for Test Accommodations

Rebecca Kenney

If your child has ever been diagnosed with a learning disability or a medical issue that affects his learning or currently receives accommodations such as extended time or use of a computer at school, then start thinking early about applying for accommodations for the SAT or ACT. The most important message is Start Early! Starting early means ninth grade.

Case Study: Realizing the Need Late in High School

Consider Joey’s story. He was a hard-working, first-born…

College News Round Up

 “Engaged Cornell” Backed By $50 Million Grant

Cornell University is launching a program called “Engaged Cornell” that will offer opportunities for students to incorporate real-world experiences in their course work. As reported by The New York Times, those studying musical traditions might travel to hear the melodies first hand, or take their course reading about workplace diversity to a new level by working with people with disabilities facing unemployment. The program…

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Beware of Senioritis: How to Avoid Senior Slacker Syndrome

For seniors who have just hit “send” on their final college application or have been accepted to the school of their choice, the second semester of senior year can seem like the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a break from the intense college application process. Indeed, some students opt to see the final semester of their high school career as a chance to check out academically (and, in the case of skipping classes, physically). Although the tendency of high…

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