College Admission

Is Early Decision or Early Action Right for You?

You may be wondering whether early decision or early action is right for you. If you are going into your senior year, you’re probably feeling a lot of excitement and relief that you only have one more year until you’re off in the real world. Finally, no more high school. But there are some serious decisions you need to make very soon, and the best way to know where you’ll want to apply is to…

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Enhance Your Child’s College Application and Gain Life Experience Through Volunteering

You may know that volunteering is an important added value on your child’s college application. Common App has an “Activities” section for students to fill in with their community service and volunteer hours, so it is something colleges expect to see. It is a win-win situation, as volunteer work is incredibly important both for the community it serves, and for the volunteers themselves. The ability to selflessly donate one’s time to the greater good is…

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Do’s and Don’ts for College Admission Essay Writing

The college essay is one of the biggest obstacles your student will have to face when applying to schools. For students who aren’t strong in creative writing or literature, this part of the Common App and other school applications can be nerve-wracking. There is an infinite amount of things that your child could write about, and narrowing that down is part of what makes the college essay so difficult to begin. When it came time…

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How SAT/ACT Test Prep Improves Results

When applying to colleges, I already knew what field I wanted to study: Music Education. That was the easy part. From there I had to decide to which schools I wanted to apply. I researched schools in my area that had great Music Education programs. After I decided on four schools to which I wanted to apply, I researched the criteria that was required for acceptance into each university. Specifically, I researched how well I…

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What You Need to Know About Getting Into the Right Music Program

Do you want a career in Music? Not sure how to gain admission to the right college? If you’re in high school, gaining admission to college is hard, no matter what career pathway you choose. Acceptance into Music programs isn’t just about talent. There are certain requirements that you should be aware of, so that you can get on track and have the best possible chance of admission. Universities highly consider GPA’s and test scores.…

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5 Things Your Junior Needs to do This Summer to Prepare for Senior Year

As junior year comes to a close, high school students tend to feel overwhelmed by the college planning process. To utilize their time wisely over this coming summer, juniors should try to get ahead on research and prepare their next steps for the break. Come senior year, they will be thanking themselves for starting early.  1. Prepare a challenging schedule for senior year. Your junior should meet with their counselor to determine what classes they’ll…

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Helping Your Senior Deal With College Rejection Letters

This time of year, a lot of excitement is in the air for high school seniors. However, it is possible that your child may not be accepted to every school they applied to, especially when it comes to “reach schools.” The Admissions Office does not know your child personally, and a rejection letter is not an attack against who they are. Making admissions decisions is a complicated science, and if your child was not accepted…

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10 Ways to Prevent Choosing the Wrong School for Your Child

Choosing the right school for your child can make all the difference in his or her successful academic career. The good news is that there are many options in education beyond the public school down the street today. The bad news is that the abundance of options often leaves parents in a quandary over how to choose the right school for their children. It is important to know what to look for in a school…

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SAT/ACT Test Dates Released

Does your child need to take the SAT or ACT tests next year? The 2018/19 test dates have been released! SAT: August 25, 2018 October 6, 2018 November 3, 2018 December 1, 2018 March 9, 2019 May 4, 2019 June 1, 2019 ACT: September 8, 2018 October 27, 2018 December 8, 2018 February 9, 2019 April 13, 2019 June 8, 2019 July 13, 2019 Start Preparing Now! Make sure to check https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat and https://www.act.org for…

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What to Consider When Choosing a College

Choosing the right college for you is no easy task, and it can end up being a stressful experience for many high schoolers. To help you along, it is a good idea to learn as much as you can about the schools you are considering. Here are some things you may not have thought about yet in the process of choosing a college.  Available courses. I’m sure you’ve checked that the major you want to pursue…

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