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Six Ways Teens Can Set Themselves Apart on College Applications

Oct. 02, 2020

Applying to college is more than just filling out an online form and sending off some transcripts. Your teen should consider it an opportunity to introduce themselves to colleges and make a compelling case for why they should extend an admission offer to your teen.

Dos and Don’ts for the College Admission Essay

Sep. 11, 2020

ou’ve heard before that the admission essay can give your teen’s college application a boost, and it’s true. How can your teen make the admission essay the best it can be? Here are a few dos and don’ts.

Dos and Don’ts for the College Application

Sep. 04, 2020

The start of senior year brings a lot of excitement and a long list of to-dos for teens planning to go to college. Here are a few dos and don’ts that your teen should keep in mind.

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.

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