How High School Juniors Can Prepare for College

As a high school junior, it’s important to get ahead of the game for college. Don’t wait until the fall of your senior year to start thinking about college admissions, since there are many things you can be doing now to prepare yourself for college. Push yourself! When college admissions officers are reviewing transcripts, your …

Filing for Financial Aid

If you have applied for a college and were accepted, you might be wondering, now how do I pay for the next few years of my education. If you are like most students, you need help in the form of financial aid awards and loans to attend school. In order to receive help in these …

College Admissions Options for the Application Process

Colleges generally offer prospective students multiple options when it comes to the application process. Once you have decided on your final choices, check the admissions policy and the deadlines for each college on your list. Doing so will give you a better understanding of your application timeline. Whatever option you choose, you should submit your …

Nurturing Successful Students

A successful student is more than a high grade point average or high test scores. Students need to develop attributes that will make them successful in life outside of school, and it’s important as a parent to help guide in your child’s development. Many of these attributes can be developed and guided by parents. Appetite …

What Admission Officers Look For

Transcripts Your transcript reflects more than just your grades; admission officers want to see that you have challenged yourself with the coursework you have selected. Did you pick a curriculum that will prepare you for college? Did you take AP level classes if they were available? Colleges want students who have pushed themselves, and this …

Dressing for an interview? Dress to Impress!

Dressing for your Interview When you are getting ready for your college interview, or professional event, the thing in the forefront of your mind should be to make a good impression. While clothes do not make the man/woman, a picture is worth a thousand words. What you wear to your interview can communicate a great …

Choosing Challenging Coursework in High School

Preparing for college happens long before the first ACT, SAT or college application; the choices a student makes through the entire course of her high school education has an impact on life after senior year. Decisions on coursework throughout the four years of high school are all very important. To appeal to colleges and to …

The Differences between the SAT and the ACT

ACT and SAT exams are both used to determine a student’s merit for scholarships and determining a college’s decision to accept or reject an applicant. While only one score is needed, students may opt to take both exams and submit the scores of the exam they perform better in. The SAT test was re-designed in …

Bridging the Gap with Demonstrated Interest

You’ve researched your chosen college, poured over the website, gone through your application, and written a polished personal essay. If you’re set on attending a particular college, you may be left wondering what else you can do to set yourself apart. Demonstrated interest is an excellent way to bridge the gap between your online profile …