The college application essay is a requirement for many colleges and universities. In some cases, the essay prompt is open-ended, and it can be difficult to decipher what the admissions board is looking for. In other cases, the application includes a number of essay prompts to choose from. In either case, students will respond to
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Students who struggle to focus while studying or working on their own should know that many students feel the same frustrations and stresses. Being easily distracted does not always mean the student does not care or is not trying. Some students just need a more focused study space to focus on their work. Distractions are
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When considering whether or not to work with an admissions counselor, you may be wondering how an admissions counselor can benefit you. Before you make a decision, you should know that admissions counselors serve as reliable sources of information for students applying to colleges. Whether you are researching the schools or programs to apply to,
What is superscoring? For students who take the ACT® or SAT® more than once, many colleges and universities allow students to submit their best subject scores across multiple test dates. The recalculation of these subscores results in what is known as a “superscore.” A superscore acknowledges that students may perform differently on their standardized tests
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The past year has brought tremendous upheaval for students, leaving many parents worried about “learning loss” and whether their children are hitting their academic milestones. Until this point, the reopening of schools had been the most urgent academic challenge of the pandemic. However, as vaccine rollouts grow in efficiency and schools begin to re-open for
The 2020-2021 school year began amid tremendous uncertainty. The previous school year had ended in chaos and upheaval. Schools, teacher’s unions, and state and local governments were unable to negotiate a workable solution by the time the fall semester had started. Now, in 2021, students are faced with a once unimaginable predicament: nearly an entire
During this time of pandemic and institutional upheaval, the AP® exams have become the college admissions test of choice, finally unseating the SAT® and ACT® from their prominent place in a student’s academic portfolio. In an earlier blog post, we detailed the reasoning behind the changes as well as the impact on current high school
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