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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?

Preparing Your Child for Learning at Home

Mar. 18, 2020

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak causing schools across the nation to close temporarily, it’s probably on your mind: how will your child learn going forward? 

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.

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.

Six Life Lessons Teens Can Learn from High School

Jan. 03, 2020

High school is a period of tremendous growth for teens. They build upon the foundation of middle school and move toward college and adulthood, gaining academic and non-academic aptitudes that help them be successful and independent.

Six Tips for Building Your Teen’s Confidence

Dec. 27, 2019

Confident teens have a good attitude about school, are persistent and tend to weather the ups and downs effectively. What can you do to bolster your teen’s confidence? Find out here!

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.

How Teens and Parents Can Use the Department of Education’s College Scorecard in their Research

Oct. 18, 2019

The United States Department of Education’s College Scorecard is an interactive tool that helps families gather critical information they need to evaluate colleges’ offerings, cost, quality, value and more. Read about its benefits here.

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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