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December 20, 2016

Students have begun or will shortly begin their winter break from school. Use this time wisely.  Keep juniors busy for the remainder of the year with these tasks:

  • Figure out her Test Strategy - If she hasn't already, it's time to choose between the SAT and ACT tests.  She should take practice tests to see which one she does best on, then commit to it.
     

  • Test Registration - Juniors should be preparing to take an SAT or...

December 20, 2016

We’ve heard this question many times in a variety of forms.  We may have suggested a new college for a student’s list, and a parent will ask, “Is that a good school?”  Or, when we first meet a family, parents may ask us, “Can my son--who’s an average student--even get into a good school?”  Why can’t we say yes or no to such simple questions?  It’s not that we don’t have answers.  It’s that these are the wrong questions....

December 20, 2016

As we head into the spring semester, many Juniors begin to anticipate taking AP tests in May. (Remember, they are only offered once a year. Plan to take them at the end of the year you complete the class.) We’re often asked how colleges view AP tests scores and whether or not to send them when applying.  As with everything in the college universe, it depends.  Here are some issues to consider:

  • Not everyone who takes an...

December 20, 2016

Tell your seniors:  It's not over yet.   A few reminders of what he still needs to get done:
Send his ACT, SAT, and Subject Test scores to schools that require them.
Confirm that letters of recommendations were submitted.  Write thank you notes to those recommenders.
Confirm that his counselor has submitted a recommendation, school report and transcript to each school.
Notify his counselor that he has added or delete...

December 20, 2016

If you child has yet to figure out her college list, is reconsidering her choices, or missed her deadlines, don't freak!  There is still time to apply!  Most colleges have their application deadlines in January, but there are many schools that accept fall 2017 applications through the spring and summer. Click here for a list.

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