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How Optional Is Test-Optional? by Jen Kaifesh There have been a lot of questions since the UC system’s announcement that standardized tests will be optional for students submitting applications in the fall of 2020. Test-optional admissions...
gap year
by Luke Lorefice Congratulations—you have just submitted all your college applications! You may be feeling relieved, anxious, and unsure of what is next to come. Some students and families may want to consider exploring a gap year. First, let’...
Sophomores and Juniors: prep for Subject Tests and AP exams this spring
Sophomores and juniors alike should consider taking the SAT Subject Tests for current history and science courses at the end of this school year. The College Board offers test dates throughout the year, but the June and May test dates ensure that...
by Annie Manion One of the most frequent questions I get as a test prep tutor is: how many times should a student plan to take either the SAT or the ACT? Neither ACT, the non-profit organization that administers the ACT exam, nor College Board...
by Soliana Habte A successful art school portfolio demonstrates an applicant’s technical skills, artistic style, interests, and overall development while also conveying why they are applying to a particular program. In order to create a fantastic...
by Chelese Belmont INT. A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT’S BEDROOM - NIGHT A STUDENT, 17, sits at a desk pondering life. As she clicks on the link to her dream school, we CUT TO a close up on the wide smile spreading across her face as she hears a college...
by Whitney Enwemeka When you apply to college, most schools will ask for your: Transcript Test Scores Personal Statement Resume Some colleges will also require an extra essay on why you would like to attend their school or, as...
by Makeda Easter You’ve spent countless hours in dance studios. You’ve given up your weekends for dance competitions and dream about getting corrections from your ballet teacher. You’ve dedicated your life to the wonderful feeling of being on...
Many students begin preparing for the SAT/ACT as early as the summer before their junior year, while others put it off until fall of their senior year. Whether you fall in the first or last group (or somewhere in between), the important thing is...
by Whitney Enwemeka Deciding to transfer colleges can be a challenging decision to make, and it presents various obstacles, whether you are transferring from a community college to a 4-year university or from one university to another. When I was...

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