College Admission

Is Your Child Applying to Private School or College This January? 

It’s important to start connecting with the private schools or colleges that your child is interested in, because schools keep track of the amount of times that you express interest and use this information to help determine admission. It’s a good idea to start early in selecting the list of schools to which you will apply, and to develop a timeline of all due dates and materials required for admission. If your child is applying for private school, this…

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College Roommate 101

There are a few things you should keep in mind before contacting your roommate for the first time. First off, remember that both of you are likely nervous and excited about similar things: leaving home, starting college, having a roommate, figuring out your meal plans and where to buy books. This is a great place to start to connect.  Second, before contacting your roommate, try to think about what you know your living style to…

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Everything You Need to Know About the PSAT

If you’re going to be a high school junior this coming fall, you will likely be taking the PSAT. Are you ready? Check your knowledge against the basics by reading on below! The PSAT is important to your future success because of its focus on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. Your results will be a good measure of what you learned so far in high school, as well as what you need…

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How to Pick the Right College

College touring season is approaching and high school  juniors (and even sophomores!) are starting to narrow down the colleges and universities they will be applying to. With almost 5,000 colleges and universities in the United States, it can be difficult to know how to pick the right one. We have compiled 10 factors to consider when drafting your list, read below to find out more! Majors This is a very important one! If you know…

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College Application Myths

Applying to colleges can be tricky, but if you make sure that you fully understand the process, things will go more smoothly.  Many students believe the following “facts,” but doing these things will lead you down the wrong path. Here are some college application myths you should know about. 1. When applying early, there’s no real difference between early action and early decision.  Early action and early decision applications have similar deadlines, but they are very different. Early…

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KudosWall: An Online Resume for Kids

If you are a parent or have a child in your life, you’ve likely experienced a moment of great pride in one of their achievements. It is also possible that you wished to have a way to somehow record their achievement. KudosWall is just the place to do that. You can start building your child’s online record and make sure it is a positive one. On KudosWall parents can “store pictures, videos, presentations,and documents,” ranging from…

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The Importance of LinkedIn to College Admission

At the height of the social media age which we are in, more high schools are encouraging students to take control of their online personas and ensuring that they present themselves in a professional way. One way many students are going about this is by creating a LinkedIn profile. A simple google search of your full name will reveal your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles, and grant access to your life, as told through pictures…

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Successful Communication with Professors

One of the biggest differences between college professors and high school teachers is that most professors genuinely start treating you as adults. Meetings with professors will feel more like discussions between equals, so it’s important to step up to this new responsibility. Your professor can’t help unless you effectively communicate what you need. Here are some tips for being professional in successful communication with professors. Start talking before problems develop. Too often, students wait until…

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Choosing a College Major

When I was in high school only a few short years ago, it seemed like everyone around me had their whole lives mapped out. They knew exactly where they wanted to go to college, what they wanted to study, where they wanted to be in eighty years…you name it, they already knew it. No one else seemed to have problems with choosing a college major.  Meanwhile, I felt like I had nothing figured out. I…

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