Tag Archive: ACT

May 05

How Do You Begin The College Process?

Here is a Question and Answer Series that I author for Local Luxuries. This month I was asked the following question. “How do we know where to start with college applications? It’s very intimidating these days and I’m concerned because I want my son to have lots of college choices. Is there anything I can …

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Apr 26

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts Are Ready

Hot off the press! Here are the new and revised Common Application Essay Prompts. Do be aware that there are often many more essays students have to write in addition to the common application prompts. Many students are faced with 10, 20 and more essays to write, of varying lengths and topics.  I work with …

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Apr 06

Ivy League Admission Stats

Courtesy of The Daily Pennsylvanian, here are Ivy League Admissions Stats and Breakdown. The numbers are daunting and the competition as steep as ever. Click here to read more.

Nov 15

Confessions Of An Application Reader- UC Berkeley

“A HIGHLY qualified student, with a 3.95 unweighted grade point average and 2300 on the SAT, was not among the top-ranked engineering applicants to the University of California, Berkeley. He had perfect 800s on his subject tests in math and chemistry, a score of 5 on five Advanced Placement exams, musical talent and, in one …

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Nov 02

To Send Or Not To Send–Supplemental Documents

To send or not to send supplemental documents–that is the question. Tufts has put together a quite interesting flow chart of how they see it. It’s worth taking a look by clicking here.

Sep 08

Are Your Assets Ready for College? How to Lower Your ‘Expected Family Contribution’

How will you pay for college? No easy answer, but this article is worth a read. Click here for the article.

Sep 01

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford Are Coming To Your Neighborhood

Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country’s leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. During the spring or fall of each year, the Exploring College Options group will visit all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI …

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Aug 09

Top 10 Colleges With Great Financial Aid

The top 10 colleges with great financial aid have been reported by Princeton Review. Pomona College is on top. Be aware though, it’s more complicated than it might seem.  There are different financial aid packages: those based on financial need and those based on merit (i.e. great GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores, and specific activities). Read …

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Jul 13

So What Is The Purpose Of The Standardized Test?

Are there long-term benefits of preparing for the SAT? Listen to this interesting interview with Advantage Testing Founder and President, Arun Alagappan. He discusses SAT testing on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Is the SAT used to assess students, to prepare them for college, or for some sort of combination? Click here to read further and …

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Jun 08

Apps to Help Students With Dysgraphia and Writing Difficulties

Technology can be a great tool for all students and adults! Learning has never been better for those with learning disabilities. Check out some of these apps here.

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