College Admissions

Summer is the perfect time for rising seniors to make a plan for college admissions

It’s the summer before your senior year. It sounds like a great time to take it easy, but just a few simple tasks can greatly improve your college readiness before school resumes in the fall. Finalize your college list and create a calendar Hopefully your junior year of high school Read More…

Big changes to the SAT and what they mean for college admissions

College Board, the maker and administrator of the SAT exam, announced in January that they will no longer offer SAT subject tests or the test version with an essay. The testing organization outlined scenarios that might impact you if you’ve already registered: Students currently registered for an upcoming Subject Test Read More…

With Recent Changes, What Matters for College Admissions in 2021?

The COVID pandemic accelerated a shift that had already begun at some universities, but many still consider the SAT and ACT for admissions. Here’s what you need to know. Do SAT and ACT exam scores still matter in 2021? The pandemic forced admissions committees to confront an evolving consensus about Read More…

Let Our Independent College Counselors Advise You On New ACT/SAT Requirements

In recent months, we’ve experienced a lot of changes to the way we do things at home, at work, and at school. Some of those changes will be temporary, and others will likely become permanent.  It’s too early to tell what will happen with standardized testing in the long run, Read More…

Get Your Own College Admissions Counselor Online

The current global health crisis has caused much of the world to shift and slow down.  Some industries have even come to a temporary halt. But education is not among them. Despite the shift to online learning and other changes that have taken place in the educational sphere, college admissions Read More…

Ask Your College Counselor: Get the Application Checklist

College admissions is a highly competitive and complicated process, and overlooking one aspect of your application can result in an unfortunate rejection. But while completing a college application might seem daunting, if you’re organized and prepared it’s simply a matter of checking off items on a list. Most college applications Read More…

Ask Your College Counselor: How to Write Your Application 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 a Read More…

See How College Admissions Counseling Is 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…

Ask Your College Counselor About Test-Optional Schools

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 or Read More…

Ask Your College Counselor: Why Should I Use Application Help?

  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…

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