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How Much Do Colleges Care About Extracurricular Involvement?

Jul. 10, 2020

Extracurricular involvement is a presumed resume booster that can help set a student apart – but how much? And do all colleges care about it?

How is the Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting College Admission?

Apr. 03, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has families scrambling for many reasons, and wondering how exactly this pandemic will affect their teens when it comes to college admissions.

Reality of College Admissions Competitiveness

Mar. 06, 2020

Here are a few interesting facts from the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s 2019 State of College Admission report to help you understand college selectivity and how it affects your teen.

Big Changes Coming to the ACT in September 2020

Feb. 14, 2020

Beginning September 2020, the ACT will offer students more choices in not only how they take the exam, will help ensure that their scores more accurately reflect their academic knowledge, effort and future potential. Here are some changes taking place.

Timeline of Changes to the SAT and ACT

Jan. 10, 2020

Have you ever wondered where the SAT and ACT tests came from? Or how long they’ve been used by U.S. colleges and universities to evaluate students for admission? 

National Association for College Admission Counseling Changes Its Ethics Code

Dec. 20, 2019

The NACAC has made a decision to remove several provisions from its Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. Read on to find out what the removed sections covered and how they will impact your college-bound teen.

What Colleges Look for in Applicants’ Extracurricular Activities

Nov. 15, 2019

Grades and strength of curriculum are top of the list of attributes that colleges look for in applicants, however, colleges also appreciate that “something extra” in students. Extracurricular activities are a great way for teens to build leadership abilities and fuel their passions.

Five Characteristics That Predict College Success

Nov. 01, 2019

It’s impossible to guarantee that your high schooler will go off to college, excel in all subjects, graduate summa cum laude and embark upon an incredible career. But wouldn’t it be nice to know that your teen is on the right path?

Seven Tips for Writing the Common Application Essay

Oct. 11, 2019

Many colleges require students to submit an essay using one of the Common Application essay prompts. For 2019-2020, there are seven prompts to choose from, one of which is to share an essay on any topic of the student’s choice.

Freshman Year Checklist to Get Ready for College

Oct. 04, 2019

High school is a brand-new experience for students, and it may take some time to adapt. One surprise for many students is the importance of getting off on the right foot and staying the course.

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