Category: Applying to Colleges

It’s December – What Should Your College-Bound Senior Be Doing Now?

It’s December.  What should your college-bound senior be doing now? It’s time to transition from college applications to college selection. With the new year will come the push to maximize your student’s merit and/or need-based aid. Here is a list

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The Dos and Don’ts of Admission Preparation

This is a guest post from Amanda Wilks.  Read more about her at the bottom of the post. These days, whether high school graduates should go to college is a hotly contested issue, largely due to the rising costs of

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Prepare for College Application Time

If you have a rising high school senior, summer is when you should start to prepare for college application time.  Before you know it, senior year will be starting and classes, activities and college applications will be in full swing.  While your

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The Problem with the New SAT Test

The problem with the new SAT test is that it is “new”.  No, I didn’t find some big inherent flaw in the test itself.  I just know that having a brand new test can create a big issue for students in

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Use Summer for ACT Prep

A great way for your high school student to be productive this summer is to use summer for ACT prep (or SAT prep if your student is planning to try out the new SAT test).  There are many different resources

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Taking the SAT one final time in hopes for a higher Math score?

This is a guest post from Jung S. Rhee of Tapaprep.com.  He offers a unique perspective on studying for the current SAT Math test. Standardized testing has an inherent weakness: among every administration of the test, each must be of

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The Power of the First College Acceptance

A large envelope came in the mail the other day.  The graphics on the outside gave away the message inside, but I handed it to my daughter to open.  She showed no reaction until she read the letter inside and

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College Search Spreadsheet – New and Improved!

As my middle daughter and I get organized for college application time this Fall, I have been revising my College Search Spreadsheet template to be useful throughout all parts of the college choice process:  college search, college applications, and college

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Get Great College Recommendation Letters

If you have a high school senior who will be working on college applications this fall, one important thing he or she needs to know is how to get great college recommendation letters.  There are a few simple tips that

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Creating an Activity Resume

Is your student prepared to list out all activities, awards, and experiences for college applications? Even if your student is not a rising senior, I recommend starting an activity resume now and updating it as he or she gets closer

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