How the SAT is scored

The SAT is the most widely used college admission test, the first step toward higher education for students of all background. The SAT tests you r reading, writing and math skills you ;earn in school. It gives both you and colleges you are applying to a sense of how you will be able to apply, […]

8 Mistakes Parents Make When They Help Kids Apply To College

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The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we might actually be doing some things that harm them. Lynn O’Shaughnessy, a nationally recognized college expert, author of “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, […]

The Wisdom of Julie Delmedico – Testing And The Impact on Student Creativity

Julie Delmedico states… “I think the best kind of education is one that teaches you to speak and think for yourself,” she says. “That’s much more valuable than passing your exams.” Let us know if you agree with her.

Proposed Changes To PLUS Loans Program Will Make College Tuition More Affordable

This is critically important legislation that’s being proposed by President Obama’s administration to help make college much more affordable for every person that desires to pursue higher education. Both the CNN video clip and the Huffington Post commentators provide insights into how the proposed changes are intended to significantly reduce the pain points associated with […]

Student Loans Cause Groans…But Help Is Available

Better grades and going the extra mile * (course work and volunteerism) can lead to huge payoffs as far as scholarships are concerned and getting accepted at the school of your choice. However, if you have to go the loan route, the following clip is good information to have as you plan out your best […]

YIELD! …And Learn Why It’s Important to Colleges…And To You

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When students (and their parents) work through the challenges of the college application process, the likely assumption is the worries associated with the possibility of receiving the dreaded “rejection letter” is a one-way street, an emotional and financial hit that only impacts the rejected student and their families. But what about the colleges? A college’s […]

The Future of Education

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Image credit: davinciinstitute.com The question is…are we (as students, parents and educators) getting ready for it? The following article from Futurist David Houle (author of “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education”) provides insights as to what changes in education we can expect and what we should be doing to prepare. In […]

CriticalTerms and Requirements Every Student and Parent Should Know About the Admissions Process

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Admissions Office The admissions office decides who gets into a school. Staffers review applications to determine which applicants are most deserving based on grade point average, SAT or ACT scores, activities, application essays and other factors. Check in with the admissions office at a school if you have questions about its application process. Candidates Reply […]

In College Admissions, Student Volunteers Have a Competitive Edge

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Liz Dwyer Education Editor December 6, 2011 With nearly 1.5 million high school seniors busy fine-tuning their college applications, everyone is looking for a competitive edge to help them snag a spot at their dream school. Stellar grades, SAT scores, and extracurricular activities still rule the admissions game, but it’s also well established that colleges […]

How has Technology Changed the College Admissions Process?

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By Unigo October 26, 2011 A majority of students now submit their college applications online. Essay writing and editing is overwhelmingly done on computers, and recently we asked how students could use resources on the Web to research colleges if they couldn’t visit them. The college search and admissions processes have changed significantly in many […]