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 Do you dream about finding the perfect prom dress? Or the perfect hamburgers (In and Out comes to mind)? How about the perfect college? How do you know which college is perfect? You need to know what is important to …

The process of applying to and selecting a college is becoming more competitive and complex. Students and parents need all the assistance and information they can get. Claudine Vainrub, CEO of EduPlan was the recent guest speaker at the PTSA …


When Do You Select a Major?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 by

When completing college applications as a senior, you are asked to select a major.  When do you start looking at future majors? Here are five ideas to guide you.

1.  Start early. It’s never too early or too late to


As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information …


You are on the home stretch! Only a few more weeks and your college applications will be close to done. Here are five ways you can keep sane during these last few weeks!

 Set-up Application Plans. Know what is…

Have you been receiving emails about “filing the FAFSA”  from colleges or your high school counseling office?  Are you wondering what information you need in order to file a FAFSA?

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application For Federal Student


How competitive for college admissions will you be in the future? This is based on several factors. Some factors are more measurable in the college applications process than others. The easily measured factors include:

Your GPA Your tests scores on…

Don’t be afraid to guess on the PSAT.  The penalty for guessing (deleting a ¼ of a point for each wrong answer) has been eliminated. The SAT has taking a leaf out of the ACT book, which has been testing …


Who better to learn about a college than from a college representative?  There are two ways to meet representatives from colleges:

College visits to your school College fairs in your area


College Visits

Check your school calendar for dates/times …


When applying to colleges, which is better? To have the honor of valedictorian at your high school (perhaps taking less hard classes to make that happen), or taking the hardest classes possible and sacrificing the chance to be valedictorian?  Does …


You are signed up and ready to take the ACT or SAT test!  Here are five tips to make getting ready for the test easy. Ace the test by starting off on the right foot. Have everything you need ready …


Do You Fear the ACT or SAT Writing?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 by

The essay portion of the SAT is not to be feared, nor, does it need to receive an inordinate attention in the preparation process. It counts for only part of the score on the SAT Writing. The bulk of the …


Do you know the entire name of the PSAT test?  It is officially the PSAT/ NMSQT test.  “NMSQT” stands for “National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test”.  The only time you can be considered as a National Merit Scholarship finalist is


As you are researching colleges, you will hear comments about how one campus is “very liberal” or another is “extremely conservative”, or another is “middle of the road”: These are references to the political leanings of a college campus. Is …

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