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Tips for Filling Out Your College Applications

Tips for Filling Out Your College Applications Filling out college applications can be one of the most challenging elements of the application process. One has to be very detail-oriented and organized in answering the glut of questions required. Here are some tips to be sure that this process goes as smoothly as possible:  Start early—open up… Continue Reading

Helicopter Parents: Time To Trade In The License To Fly

Helicopter Parents: Time To Trade In The License To Fly We’ve all seen the headlines: “Warning, Helicopter Parents at 1000 Feet!”; “Helicopter Parents Land on College Campuses”; “Helicopter Parents, Bring Them Down to Earth.” Applying to college is one of the most challenging times for both parents and students. It is the crystallization of what… Continue Reading

Preparing For The SAT Based On Your Learning Style

Preparing For The SAT/ACT Based On Your Learning Style  That the SAT/ACT are standardized tests—that is, they measure performance based on standardized, or equal constraints—poses a challenge for many test takers as we all learn, study, test, and absorb information differently. One way to most effectively prepare for the SAT/ACT is by preparing in a… Continue Reading

Ten Tips for Writing Your College Essays

Ten Tips for Writing Your College Essays  1. Start early! Do not procrastinate. The college application process is long and overwhelming. Many students consider the essays to be one of the trickiest elements. If you have them completed early, you will save yourself a lot of stress before school begins and you have other responsibilities… Continue Reading

Collegiate Endeavors

Collegiate Endeavors TEN TIPS, START EARLY 1. Start early. In general, starting research in the spring of junior year is desirable so that families have the summer months to visit campuses. 2. Think outside the box. Perhaps following the pack or taking the easiest path is not the best plan. The college that is nearby or popular… Continue Reading

Summer Daze

Summer Daze It’s almost senior year. Where did the time go? Spring college fairs present a blur of colorful college displays. School counselors offer advice and parent night programs. SAT and ACT dates loom in front of reluctant students. Prom night takes center stage. And the run to summer vacation is in full swing. While… Continue Reading

How can parents help?

How can parents help? You know your son should not wait until the last minute to start his essay. You are certain that your daughter should study more for the tests she has to take. And your parental duty is to remind him or her every day, all day. Or is it? Parents always try… Continue Reading

Too Early?

Too Early? We are often asked if students should start researching higher education in 9th or 10th grade. And some parents complain that their students resist thinking about college until senior year. What do we suggest? Finding the right college is a personal journey, and the right time to begin is personal, too. Some students are mature… Continue Reading