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Five Interesting Careers That Use Math

Mar. 13, 2020

When it comes to your teen choosing a college major, it is always a great idea to start with his or her academic strengths and interests. Here are five careers that use math to introduce to your teen to get those wheels turning.

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.

What Colleges Expect from High School Seniors

Feb. 21, 2020

It’s important for your teen to think not just about what to share with the colleges to which he or she wants to apply, but what those colleges are seeking from the high school seniors in their applicant pool. 

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.

Eight Tips for Building Your High School Student’s Critical Thinking Skills

Feb. 07, 2020

There are many skills your teen will need in college but one of the most important is critical thinking. As a parent, what can you do to build your teen’s critical thinking skills and help him or her get ready for college?

Four Important Considerations for Teens When Choosing College Majors

Jan. 31, 2020

Whether your teen has been planning their career since fourth grade or your high school junior is just beginning to review their options, the college major decision is a big one, and your teen could surely use some guidance.

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? 

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.

Four Tips for Talking to Teens About Student Loans and Budgeting

Nov. 08, 2019

Let’s face it, Mom and Dad. A college education costs a lot these days. It’s time to talk with your teen about how your family will fund his college education and other costs associated with living independently.

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?

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