Is it too late to attend a selective college?
by Soliana Habte It’s never too late to realize you want to go to a good college! Whether you’re in the middle of high school, about to finish, or have already graduated, there are great options to consider. The first step is to think about...
NCAA Updates and Recruiting Rule Changes as of June 2nd
by Katie Charles As with everyone in the current climate of COVID-19, the NCAA has been doing its best to keep up with changes in protocol and potential roadblocks with athletics in the future. They are taking and following recommendations from...
BA or BFA?
by Heather Strauss When a student tells me that they want to study Theatre in college, my first question is, “Do you want to get a BA or BFA?” The answer to that question will dramatically change their admissions process, yet I have found that...
exam
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...

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