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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…

7 Reasons Why You Need a College Admissions Counselor

Your child is a freshman in high school. It’s really never too early to begin thinking about college, especially once a student is already in high school. Our college admissions counselors can help right from the start and develop a strategy to get your child into their dream school. That’s 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…

Ask Your College Counselor: How To Edit Your Application Essay

When writing college application essays, you can expect to write at least a few drafts. If you find yourself struggling with stiffness, try to let go of the idea of formality in early drafts. Write casually at first, maybe as if you’re writing to a friend. This can help loosen Read More…

What to expect of the university experience in the 2021-2022 academic year

If we’ve learned one thing from the past year, it’s that students and educators alike are adaptable and ready to embrace the unexpected. That doesn’t make it fun, but we make the most out of the challenges before us. Despite being in the midst of the worst COVID surge so 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…

Ask Your College Counselor About Test-Optional Schools

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…

Student Loans: Not All Loans Are Created Equal

Consider how different loan options can impact your financial future Money shouldn’t keep you from pursuing higher education. It’s always best to pay for college without borrowing money, but for over half of American students, that’s just not possible. Student loans are an important avenue to consider when figuring out 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: Pandemic Prep

No question about it, these are strange and trying times.  Education has undergone serious disruptions during this pandemic, and it has had a huge impact on the whole community. Districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students are all faced with the challenge of maintaining the continuity of learning under very trying Read More…

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