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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 …

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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

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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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You said it when you were growing up, “I can’t wait to be an adult”.

Your parents yelled it at you, “We can’t wait until you are an adult!”.

How do you know when you are an adult?

Take this …

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Which Test is Best?

Thursday, 24 August 2017 by

Know the difference between the two standardized tests. It is to your advantage to pick the one that works best for you.  Research show 33% of students do better on ACT, 33% do better on SAT, and 33% do …

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What is College Fit?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 by

You have probably heard this term a lot already. Your counselor talks about it, your parents are looking for it.  What is it?  What is college fit?

Think of fit as a picture of college that brings four elements together …

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What is the AP exam score scale?

There is no “pass” or “fail” on the AP tests.  It’s important to understand the definitions of the AP scores.

5 = extremely well qualified    | This will get you  college credit at …

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You did it!  You are now officially a freshman again- but in college.  You are now out of high school!  Now is the time to:

Pat yourself on the back!  Congratulations on a job well done. High five your friends!
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What to Look For in a College

Saturday, 12 August 2017 by

Wondering what to look for and how to find colleges? Here are some of the factors to consider when comparing colleges:

General Information- Where is it located? Is it public or private? How many students go to school here? Academic-
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Many colleges use activities to understand you more as a person. Remember this goal when you make your list.

Tips for getting an edge in your application with activities:

Make a master list of all your activities in high school,…
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It’s not too early to register for SAT or ACT tests if you are going to start taking them in the fall. Register in the summer to get best choice of locations, as some locations will fill up.

Register to…
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Which college essay type are you?

I know what I want to study AND I have had a significant life experience.

I don’t know what I want to study AND I have had a significant life experience.

I know what …

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There is more to going to college than showing up on campus the first day with books and computer in hand. Whether it is next summer or years away, use summer time to plan and prepare for going away from …

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Enjoy this summer and start thinking about what you like, and what is important to you. Summer is a good time to do as much preparing for next year as you can. Here is an activity you can do with …

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