College Admissions

How to Write a Winning College Essay

College application essays can seem pretty intimidating, but they’re actually a great opportunity to share your unique traits and perspectives. College admissions officers use application essays to learn about the way potential students think, see the world, and express themselves. In order to present yourself clearly, it’s important to take Read More…

Why College Admission Counseling Could Be a Game-Changer

Helping high school students navigate the complex college admissions process is one of many job requirements for high school guidance counselors, but when the public high school student-to-counselor ratio is around 150 to 1, it’s difficult for most students to receive individualized attention and comprehensive assistance.  Independent college counselors, by Read More…

“Test Optional” Won’t End Tutoring in SAT and ACT Test Prep

Test Optional Gains Traction Are college entrance exams really getting kicked to the curb, tossed out, rendered obsolete, “retired?” Word on the street, in academic corridors and across the nation’s college campuses, suggest a definitely maybe.   “There are now well over 1,000 colleges and universities that don’t require SAT Read More…

The Test Prep Lowdown: Why It’s Important

  The Test Prep Lowdown- A Brief Summary Even when your student’s school is nothing short of excellent, it’s difficult for schools to meet every academic intricacy of every student. Unfortunately, this becomes clear when universities compare the scores of those students who’ve pursued test prep and those who haven’t. Read More…

Our College Admissions Counselors Help You with Application Season

Ready Set Go Once upon a time, American high school juniors had a genuine summer break. But frolicking in the sand at the local beach or working a summer job as a barista were the revels of many high school scholars of the past. What the heck? Why? University competition, Read More…

Is College Really Worth the Hassle of Tutoring, ACT and SAT Test Prep Classes, and Everything Else About It?

Facts: Education Level In an era in which facts are advertised as obsolete, students and parents may be tempted to dismiss the merits of a college education. Nonetheless, when analyzing the relationship between higher education and real world wages and earnings, the hard evidence- the numbers- have withstood the test Read More…

Waitlisted? Ask One of Our College Admissions Counselors About What to Do Next

  The College Waitlist “Waitlisted.” You’ve already waited for months! You’ve chewed your every nail down to the nub, endured restless nights and promised the “Great Spirit in the Sky” you’ll do better, be better, if you only get into that one school. Finally, the March college acceptance letters roll Read More…

What Is Your Dream School Looking for on Your Application? Ask One of Our College Admissions Counselors

What do colleges expect? The good news about college acceptance? Even “the experts” don’t possess the “silver bullet.” The bad news? No one does. College acceptance rates and their corresponding criteria vary from year to year based on a range of metrics including, but not limited to: The pool of Read More…

Private Tutoring Does More for You Than a For-Profit College

For-Profit and the Rest For-profit or nonprofit, public or private, community college or four year college? So many choices confuse the college planning process for our youth and working adult students. Regardless of which option students choose, they all have to pay; tuition, housing, food, medical, transportation, facility fees, and Read More…

Breaking Bad Habits: The Right ACT Attitude

Developing Bad Habits As students gain academic experience, they cannot help but develop coping mechanisms or “bad habits,” which they wholly believe will enable their survival under the competitive pressure of college admissions. These behavioral patterns often serve them well…until they don’t. For better or worse, we mimic the behavior of Read More…

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