college admissions

13 08, 2020

An ACT/SAT Reading List

By |2020-08-13T18:59:13+00:00August 13th, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

“What books on an ACT/SAT reading list will help me improve my Reading Test score?” As an ACT/SAT coach, I am occasionally asked this question by ambitious students (but more frequently by ambitious parents). Although the answer is not as simple as you might hope, the following three simple tips will help you to create [...]

24 07, 2020

How to navigate SAT and ACT registration in 2020

By |2020-07-24T16:04:23+00:00July 24th, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

SAT and ACT registration is now open for the fall 2020 tests, including the August SAT, and there are limited spots available! With the unexpected test cancellations this spring, there has been an increase in demand for the late summer and early fall tests. That’s why it’s important to sign up earlier rather than later, [...]

13 07, 2020

Guide to FAFSA for Financial Aid

By |2020-07-13T17:20:59+00:00July 13th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

If you plan on applying for financial aid to help pay for college, you will undoubtedly come across FAFSA financial aid. It stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the vast majority of students seeking aid will end up filling it out. The U.S. Department of Education provides over $120 billion in [...]

8 07, 2020

Test Optional School Application Strategies

By |2020-07-08T18:19:41+00:00July 8th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

Test Optional: What Does it Mean? As you may have heard, with the shake-ups Covid-19 brought this spring to the school calendar, many colleges have moved to being test optional next year (2021). To be exact, that means many schools will not require either the SAT or ACT to apply to them in the fall. [...]

19 06, 2020

Tips for Finding and Applying for Scholarships

By |2020-06-19T17:24:46+00:00June 19th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

Many people will say that their years in college were the best of their lives, and with tips for finding and applying for scholarships, there is an affordable path to get there. College is a milestone where students are able to explore new experiences, meet new people, and develop independence all while gaining a quality [...]

29 05, 2020

SAT Accommodations Guide

By |2020-05-29T14:52:13+00:00May 29th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

For a variety of reasons, you may be wondering about SAT accommodations that are available. Maybe you want to see if you qualify for one, or you already qualify and want to know more details about what your accommodation entails. In this article, we’ll go over both the kinds of accommodations the SAT offers as [...]

21 05, 2020

What Is a Safety School?

By |2020-05-21T15:05:58+00:00May 21st, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

What is a safety school? As your time in high school comes to an end, you may feel like you’re about to go skydiving. You’re both nervous and excited as you prepare to jump out of a perfectly good plane—your school, your home, your friends—into a wide world of possibilities. College will be the parachute [...]

15 05, 2020

Should I Apply to College Early Decision?

By |2020-05-15T13:48:07+00:00May 15th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

When applying to colleges, students are presented with a myriad of options of how and when to apply to college, and they often wonder if they should apply to college early decision.  In this article, we’ll discuss both what applying to College Early Decision entails, as well as whether or not it is the right [...]