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On March 16, 2020 the College Board announced that it is trying to “develop streamlined AP Exam options,” including the possibility of allowing students to test from home. Students need to act quickly.

During a time of school closures and restricted extracurricular participation, students have more downtime than ever before. Do not waste this time. Students who are able to excel during this time of adversity will have an unprecedented advantage during the 2020-20201 application season.

1) Industry experts predict that the AP exams WILL take place–whether in a postponed or modified format.

2) Many students will not aggressively prepare for the APs outside of a classroom setting.

3) Students who DO use this time in a diligent and focused manner will leverage their hard work during the upcoming application cycle.

4) Students should study toward the exam!

Certainly, in providing these recommendations, we do not want students to experience more anxiety than necessary. Senior admissions status will not be impacted by AP test scores. Also, AP and standardized test scores are evaluated regionally during the college admissions process. If your region has been impacted by the test cancellations and postponements, you will not be at a disadvantage because other students will have been affected in the same way.

However, those students who remain motivated to prepare for this exam and maximize their scores will have a tremendous opportunity to showcase their character and achievement.

FLEX is working on a short-term solution to help students maximize their time and preparation for AP exams. I will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Be safe and be well.

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The Impact of COVID19 on College Admissions from FLEX’s CEO https://flexcollegeprep.com/covid19-flex-college-prep/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/covid19-flex-college-prep/#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:09:28 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213513 The post The Impact of COVID19 on College Admissions from FLEX’s CEO appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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from Danny Byun, CEO

Impact of COVID19 on College Admissions from FLEX CEO

Dear FLEX students and families,

You have most likely received some communication from FLEX as to the steps we are taking to safeguard the well-being of our students and staff. As CEO and Founder of this company for nearly 20 years, I wanted to extend a personal message of encouragement to our FLEX family and to wish you continued health and safety.

I also feel it is my responsibility to provide some clear words of advice for our students, who must continue to plan and prepare for their futures. Experts predict that the 2020-2021 application cycle will see a noticeable drop in the number of applicants because of disruptions from the COVID19. We have seen this trend before. The SARS outbreak of 2003 resulted in a near 5% drop in the enrollment of Chinese students alone during the 2003-2004 application cycle. More recently, the California wildfires caused disruptions in the admissions landscape that may have played a part in higher admit rates at Harvard, according to the Harvard Dean of Admissions.

While remaining sensitive to the ongoing crisis, we at FLEX believe that it is our responsibility to gently urge students to continue to work toward their goals and to believe in a better future. Students should prepare to take their standardized tests as planned. This is especially important to keep in mind as students hear rumors of SAT cancellations or AP test postponements. In such a case, there is precedence for AP testing to be moved to the summer. Students should continue to study for their standardized tests, maintain GPAs, and prepare strategically for the 2020-2021 application cycle, which will open up unique opportunities for some students.

Here’s how FLEX can help:

1. Complimentary Support & Relief

FLEX will introduce complimentary relief and support services. Many colleges have already cancelled admitted student days and prospective student tours. Class of 2020 students who are unable to gather valuable information about schools can find information and support through FLEX.

2. Remote & Alternate E-Learning Platforms

FLEX is taking a proactive approach to offering remote and alternative platforms for learning. For instance, we are implementing an online classroom platform for our students. We expect these changes will help minimize disruptions to student preparation.

3. Remote Tutoring & Counseling Options

FLEX has already begun offering remote tutoring and counseling options so that students and instructors can interact from the safety and convenience of their homes.

4. Online Essay Editing Services

FLEX is expanding its online essay editing services for students writing application essays as well as academic papers

5. Continued On-Site Offerings

FLEX will also continue to offer services at our centers so long as we meet the health standards as defined by local and national sources. We want to continue to service our students’ academic needs with as little disruption as possible.

6. For Class of 2021 Students

For Class of 2021 students, FLEX will release a low cost UC application service that will help students work through matters related to the application process remotely.

7. Live Stream Seminars

For our popular informational seminars that cover a range of topics related to the admissions process, FLEX will offer live-steam and/or VOD options so families can gain information from the safety and convenience of their own homes.

In addition to these measures, FLEX staff is continuing to work to meet the needs of our FLEX families as this crisis evolves. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to support students and families however we can.

Sincerely,

Danny Byun
CEO, FLEX College Prep

Stay Informed

More information about each of the ways FLEX can help will be released shortly.

If you would like follow up from FLEX on any of these support services, please check back or input your contact information here for an email update:

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FLEX College Prep Proudly Presents:

Academics in College Admission

for 5th – 9th Graders

Event Details

4.04.2020, 2-3:30PM

De Anza College, Forum 4
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

Find out what 5-9th grade families must know about their academic preparation for success in high school, college, and beyond.

Learn more from the FLEX Expert Academic Panel:

  • Tiffany Lu: FLEX: Senior Director of Curriculum Development & Tutor Management, Stanford: BS Biology
  • Dr. Anthony Espitia: FLEX: Regional Director of Enrollment, PhD: Transformational Leadership
  • Klaus Aichelen: FLEX: Director of Academics & Principal Tutor, USA Biology Olympiad Instructor & Specialist, UC Berkeley: BS Biology
  • Henry Rownd: FLEX: Associate Instructor, Stanford: PhD Art History, Carleton College: BA Media Studies

Exploration of:

  • Reading & Writing for Success in the Humanities
  • Young Writer’s Workshop
  • Scientific Reasoning and Exploration + Biology Olympiad
  • Solving the Word Problem (Math)
Event Details

4.18.2020, 2-3:30PM

Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Rd
Irvine, CA 92604

Find out what 5-9th grade families must know about their academic preparation for success in high school, college, and beyond.

Learn more from the FLEX Expert Academic Panel:

  • Tiffany Lu: FLEX: Senior Director of Curriculum Development & Tutor Management, Stanford: BS Biology
  • Dr. Anthony Espitia: FLEX: Regional Director of Enrollment, PhD: Transformational Leadership

Exploration of:

  • Reading & Writing for Success in the Humanities
  • Young Writer’s Workshop
  • Scientific Reasoning and Exploration + Biology Olympiad
  • Solving the Word Problem (Math)

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FLEX College Prep Proudly Presents:

Education Expo Spring 2020 | Roadmap to College

Event Details

4.18.2020, 10AM – 12PM

De Anza College, Forum 1
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

Meet former Admissions Officers from Yale, USC, UC Berkeley, & more!

  • Whitney Enwemeka, USC, Former Admission Officer
  • Rob Jackson, Yale, Former Admission Office Liaison for all Athletes
  • Danny Byun, FLEX CEO & Founder
  • Dan Kwon, UC Berkeley, Senior VP of Admissions Consulting

Keynote Presentations:

  • Winning Strategies for UC Admissions: Learn about current admissions trends, including the “New Look” for UC Applications for the 2020 application cycle!
  • Private College Admissions Committee: View a mock simulation of a College Admissions Comittee and watch the drama unfold as to who gets accepted, waitlisted, and denied!

Raffle Prizes: vouchers for FLEX services valued over thousands of dollars!

Admission free! Space is limited!  

Event Details

4.11.2020, 10AM – 12PM

University United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall

18422 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Meet former Admissions Officers from Yale, USC, UC Berkeley, & more!

  • Whitney Enwemeka, USCFormer Admission Officer
  • Rob Jackson, Yale, Former Admission Office Liaison for all Athletes
  • Danny Byun, FLEX CEO & Founder
  • Dan Kwon, UC Berkeley, Senior VP of Admissions Consulting

Keynote Presentations:

  • Winning Strategies for UC Admissions: Learn about current admissions trends, including the “New Look” for UC Applications for the 2020 application cycle!
  • Private College Admissions Committee: View a mock simulation of a College Admissions Comittee and watch the drama unfold as to who gets accepted, waitlisted, and denied!

Raffle Prizes: vouchers for FLEX services valued over thousands of dollars!

Admission free! Space is limited!  

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UC Essay Prompts Workshop April 2020 https://flexcollegeprep.com/uc-essay-prompts-workshop-april-2020/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/uc-essay-prompts-workshop-april-2020/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:53:05 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213241 The post UC Essay Prompts Workshop April 2020 appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

UC Essay Prompts: Free College Essay Workshop

Featuring: FLEX-Certified Essay Specialists

About this Event

Applying to College?

A great college essay communicates all the necessary information about you as a person. Learn what colleges are looking for and get help writing the essays that best showcase you.

Under the supervision of a FLEX essay specialist, students will learn what should and should not go in the essay, study a sample essay, brainstorm potential topics, and their unique writing voices for their UC or Common Application.

*Students are REQUIRED to bring a laptop to this 2 hour workshop.

FLEX Almaden (4/8 @ 6:00PM)

FLEX Brea (4/11 @ 2:00PM)

FLEX Cupertino (4/23 @ 6:00PM)

FLEX Diamond Bar (4/17 @ 6:00PM)

FLEX Fremont (4/18 @ 2:00PM)

FLEX Irvine (4/14 @ 6:00PM)

FLEX Los Altos (4/23 @ 6:00PM)

FLEX Pasadena (4/30 @ 5:30PM)

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How To Prepare Students for Competitive Standardized Tests https://flexcollegeprep.com/how-to-prepare-students-for-competitive-standardized-tests/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/how-to-prepare-students-for-competitive-standardized-tests/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:40:31 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213229 The post How To Prepare Students for Competitive Standardized Tests appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

How To Prepare Students for Competitive Standardized Tests

About this Event

With the summer season approaching, students and families need to strategically plan to maximize the value of the summer months.

Determine which standardized tests are best for your student, which test dates to consider, and when to begin preparation. Develop a testing timeline and schedule a complimentary follow-up consultation to discuss your child’s specific needs!

Reserve your spot in our free seminar for information about the role standardized testing plays amongst other elements of your academic profile.

FLEX Almaden (4/1 @ 7:00PM)

FLEX Brea (4/23 @ 6:30PM)

FLEX Cupertino (4/9 @ 7:00PM)

FLEX Diamond Bar (4/8 @ 6:30PM)

FLEX Fremont (4/9 @ 7:00PM)

FLEX Irvine (4/4 @ 1:00PM)

FLEX Los Altos (4/11 @ 3:00PM)

FLEX Pasadena (4/16 @ 6:30PM)

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Head Start Program Seminar https://flexcollegeprep.com/head-start-program-seminar/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/head-start-program-seminar/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:27:29 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213184 The post Head Start Program Seminar appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

NEW PROGRAM: FLEX Head Start Seminars

About this Event

Attention Parents of 7-9th Grade Students:

What is your child’s dream? 

  • Does Your Child Want to Study Medicine or Health-Related Technology?
  • Interested In Technology: Engineering or Computer Science?
  • How About Business, Law Or Entrepreneurship?
  • New Trend Careers Like Animation, Gaming or Digital Humanities?
  • Not Sure?

FLEX can provide you a head start! 

Majors Include: Health Sciences, Bio-Medical Engineering & Related Fields

Coming Soon: 

  • Technology: Engineering & Computer Science
  • Economics, Business & Law
  • General Humanities: English, Writing, History & More

FLEX Head Start Counseling will guide students for the best career & college training. 

This program includes:

  • Mentorship from industry experts
  • Advance study in subjects related to your major
  • Help identifying internship opportunities to gain experience*
  • Summer program recommendations to cultivate interests in new fields
  • Leadership development
  • Community service resume building
  • Competition preparation
  • Standardized test prep
  • And more…

*FLEX Head Start will help students research opportunities but as many internship programs have minimum age and academic requirements, internships cannot be guaranteed.

NORCAL:

FLEX Cupertino

3/13 @ 7:00PM

3/28 @ 1:30pm

4/9 @ 6:00pm

4/25 @ 1:30pm

5/23 @ 1:30pm

SOCAL: 

FLEX Irvine

3/24 @ 7:00PM

4/07 @ 7:00PM

4/21 @ 7:00PM

5/05 @ 7:00PM

5/19 @ 7:00PM

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World Class Public Education: UCs and CSUs (2020) https://flexcollegeprep.com/world-class-public-education-ucs-and-csus-2020/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/world-class-public-education-ucs-and-csus-2020/#respond Tue, 04 Feb 2020 18:54:17 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213136 The post World Class Public Education: UCs and CSUs (2020) appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

World Class Public Education: UCs and CSUs

About this Event

Do you think all nine UCs are the same except for ranking? Do you think every UC is better than every CSU?

Join FLEX as we explore California’s two world-class public school systems. We’ll look closely at each University of California, and delve into the strengths and benefits of the California State Universities!

FLEX Diamond Bar

FLEX Fremont

FLEX Los Altos

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Why College X 2020 https://flexcollegeprep.com/why-college-x-2020/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/why-college-x-2020/#respond Tue, 04 Feb 2020 18:38:27 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213123 The post Why College X 2020 appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

Why College X: Free College Essay Workshop

Featuring: FLEX-Certified Essay Specialists

About this Event

Applying to College?

A great college essay communicates all the necessary information about you as a person. Learn what colleges are looking for and get help writing the essays that best showcase you.

Under the supervision of a FLEX essay specialist, students will learn what should and should not go in the essay, study a sample essay, brainstorm potential topics, and their unique writing voices for their UC or Common Application.

*Students are REQUIRED to bring a laptop to this 2 hour workshop.

FLEX Diamond Bar

FLEX Fremont

FLEX Los Altos

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Score Guarantee Program Seminar https://flexcollegeprep.com/score-guarantee-program-seminar/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/score-guarantee-program-seminar/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:54:01 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213060 The post Score Guarantee Program Seminar appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

FLEX SAT Score Guarantee Program Seminars

About this Event

How does it work?

  • Target the August SAT
  • Plan your test prep around school and other activities 
  • Weekly instruction to learn key concepts and strategies
  • Intensive drilling to reinforce learning
  • Regular diagnostic testing to monitor progress

Ask about the 1500 club… 

  • Entrance Exam to qualify
  • Adhere to FLEX Student Code of Conduct
  • Work with expert FLEX SAT Tutors

Ask about FLEX SAT Tutors: 

  • Graduates of Top 20 colleges & universities
  • Top 1% scorers in their subjects of instruction
  • Take the real SAT regularly to stay on top of current trends
  • Proven track record of improving student scores

FLEX Cupertino

1/18 @ 9:30AM

1/22 @ 6:30pm

1/29 @ 6:30pm

2/8 @ 9:30am

FLEX Irvine

1/8 @ 6:00pm

1/15 @ 6:00pm

1/22 @ 6:00pm

1/29 @ 6:00pm

2/5 @ 6:00pm

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