College Readiness

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…

More colleges are requiring COVID vaccinations for fall 2021

Students, faculty and administrators alike want the college experience to return to normal as soon as possible. After a year of the pandemic and the quarantine blues, the development and distribution of vaccines has been our best hope for a brighter future.  Numerous top colleges and universities have announced that Read More…

AP testing is coming: What to know and how to prepare

The pandemic upended the way teachers prepare students and the ways exams are given. Fortunately, the AP exam comes with new options for flexibility and enhanced preparation in 2021. Here are the changes at a glance: Students have the option of taking tests in school or at home due to 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…

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…

Ask Your College Counselor: Is College Really Worth 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 Your College Counselor 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…

Ask Your College Counselor: Do I Need Help With Reading?

Nature vs Nurture Is it nature or is it nurture? Every so often we meet a student who appears to have it all. She seems naturally gifted in every sense: the captain of the varsity tennis team, a Calculus BC mathlete not to mention her high school’s poet laureate, and Read More…

What Are Colleges Looking For? Ask Your College Admissions Counselor!

What do colleges expect? Our college admissions counselors say “What are schools looking for?” is one of their most commonly-asked questions. How do I get into my dream school? What about my safety school? What if I don’t have what it takes to get into college? College acceptance rates and Read More…

Ask Your College Counselor About Learning Over the Holidays

Holidays or “Holidaze?” Many of the families I serve wrack their brains, “What can I do with my kids over holidays like Veterans Day, Thanksgiving break, Winter break, President’s’ Day,  Ski Week (especially if they don’t ski), Spring break and the whopper of them all, Summer Break?” The list of Read More…

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