High School Curriculum Decisions

Set the foundation starting with Freshman year Preparation for college starts the day a student enters high school. While Freshman year may seem like the time to ease into college prep, doing so is a huge mistake. Freshman year is the time to set a good foundation for the rest of high school. Freshman should …

What About Admissions Interviews?

We’ve addressed college interviews in the past.  Here are some tips from Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review: Many colleges encourage you to interview with an admissions representative or alumnus as part of the college application process, either on campus or in your hometown. Admissions officers will consider the interview when evaluating your application …

Campus Tours – Never Buy Sight Unseen

You’ve heard the warning many times; “Never buy sight unseen,” but every year students continue to accept attendance at colleges and universities that they have never visited. Each year students return home after their first semester of college, disappointed in their choice and look to transfer to new colleges searching for that right fit. Changing …

The Scoop on Being a College Scholar Athlete

When most people think of the NCAA, they think of only college sports. However, the NCAA is not focused solely on sports. It’s a nonprofit with the number one principle of student-athletes as students first. Because of this founding principle, the reality of athletic scholarships is very different than the many current misconceptions. Misconception #1: …

Plan for College, Prepare for Life

As parents we want nothing more than for our children to become successful and happy.  A large part of that centers on education.  Helping our children transition from elementary school to middle school, from middle school to high school, from high school to college, from college to career.  In an increasing number of cases however, …

Showcasing Your Accomplishments for College Applications

Historically, college applications did not provide a platform for profiling or expressing a student’s “resume” outside of academics and test scores; space for a limited list of activities at best.  More recently, the option to upload documents has put greater emphasis on the development and sharing of a resume.  There is even a video resume …

The ACT and the SAT – Now There’s the CLT

  There’s always been a standing question with high school students whether to take the SAT, the ACT or both.  Now there is a third standardized test available, the Classic Learning Test or CLT The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude …

How High School Sophomores Can Prepare for College

College is an important milestone after high school, which is why it’s never too early for high school students to start preparing. Colleges will look at all four years of grades, courses and extracurricular activities when reviewing applications, so it’s important for high school sophomores to start preparing for college in the following ways. Choosing …