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June 25, 2014

Some educators believe that the complexity of the FAFSA presents an obstacle to many who would otherwise apply to college.  Does the form ask for too much?  This article from Chronicles of Higher Education examines the controversy.


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June 23, 2014

Although many colleges are test optional, Hampshire is taking the next step – they won’t consider test scores at all.


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June 19, 2014

UC, CSU, A-G.  These are three sets of letters you will want to become familiar with if you have or are a student looking to be college-ready in California.


California has two public four-year college systems--the University of California (UC) system and the California State University (CSU) system.  For entrance, both require students to complete with a grade of "C" or better 15 college-prep courses, known as the "a-g" subjec...

June 17, 2014

One important reason to begin readying your child for college--years in advance of applying—is to ensure that s/he chooses the right courses along the way. Students must not only make sure that they are taking all the classes necessary to meet the requirements of most colleges, but be aware that admissions committees will be evaluating them based on the rigor of their course selections, as well.  The best preparation for colle...

June 10, 2014

While there’s no shortage of internet lists of college essay must dos and must don’ts, few address the real issue that students face when staring at a blank screen:  what should I write about?


Many students genuinely believe that nothing has ever happened to them that's worth writing about.  That’s because they are under the erroneous impression that unless they started a non-profit organization in third grade or lived through...

June 9, 2014

Sure, they have to go through the same application rigmarole as everyone else, but students pursuing visual and performing arts degrees must deal with some additional choices and demands, as well.


Degree Dilemma

Often arts students have to choose between earning a BA and a BFA degree.  A BA is a typical liberal arts degree requiring courses outside of one’s major, while a BFA is more narrowly focused.  For the most serious musi...

June 5, 2014

Although the number of test-optional schools is growing, most colleges still require students to submit standardized test scores.  All schools allow you a choice between the SAT and ACT.  The question remains – which one should you take?


Be strategic. The SAT is more of a general reasoning and problem-solving test, while the ACT focuses on specific high school curricula.  You need to determine which test plays into your i...

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