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

It’s fall of senior year so it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want a college to see standardized test scores, you will need to have them sent officially by ACT or College Board  for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Some colleges now allow students to self-report their test scores in the application and save money.  The apply checklist on each college website will indicate if self-reported scores are  accepted.  Here are some  additional…

Making Sense of New SAT & ACT Scores

The world of standardized testing has changed significantly over the past 20+ years. The SAT is no longer the “go to” test for college admission; the ACT has acquired a good chunk of the market share and scores on the new (revised) SAT are inflated and thus misleading. This makes it challenging for students to understand their scores and determine which test is a better fit.

The College Board has undergone two major adjustments to the SAT over the past 20 years. The first was in 2005…

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Florida College Tour

Florida boasts a number of liberal arts colleges, universities and a renowned art school. Here are highlights from my recent visit. 

Walking through the University of Miami campus among the palm trees, lake and outdoor pool, it is easy to forget that you are not at a resort but at a serious institution of learning. A private university with 10,000 undergraduates, Miami has top programs in marine science, health sciences, communications, business and music. The highly competitive…

AP Exams: The Word From Admissions

It’s March and high school students are selecting courses for next year. You may be wondering if you should consider taking an AP course?

Which AP course should I take?

Do you have a specific area of interest or have you performed well in honors courses? If yes, then consider taking the AP version of the same courses. At most high schools, the AP course covers more advanced material than the honors or college prep course, however, at some high schools it is an accelerated version that…

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

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Decisions, Decisions

On April 1st, the world shifts for high school seniors. April Fool’s Day is generally the final day by which seniors receive their college decisions. Then the tables turn as admissions officers begin their campaign to convince seniors to matriculate at their college next fall. Making the decision about where to attend college is significant. Here are a few considerations for students and families to consider.

1. Understanding the merit scholarship. If you are a strong student…

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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