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Taking a Gap Year: Pros vs. Cons

January 15th, 2021

After a tumultuous and stressful 2020 for us all, it’s no wonder many students are considering taking a “gap year” between finishing high school and beginning undergrad. While gap years have always been more common in Europe and Australia than the United States, many American students are expressing increased interest in the idea. So, should … Continue reading “Taking a Gap Year: Pros vs. Cons”

5 Ways To Prepare For Your College Interview

January 13th, 2021

Interviews are an important part of the college application process. They are one of your first (and only) chances to meet face to face with someone who has a direct impact on your admission decision. Therefore, it is imperative you do everything in your power to be prepared! Below, we’ve included the top 5 ways … Continue reading “5 Ways To Prepare For Your College Interview”

Planning Your Application Year

January 7th, 2021

As 2021 begins, many people are aware that this is the year they’ll be applying to college. Are you ready to tackle it head on? After the extraordinary challenges of 2020, applying to schools in 2021 can seem like a daunting task. However, a little advance planning and a “roadmap” for the year can save … Continue reading “Planning Your Application Year”


January 3rd, 2021

So, you’ve decided to take the GRE. Congratulations! This is a big step towards getting into your top-choice graduate school. Many people who have taken the GRE compare it to the SAT and/or the ACT, and indeed, there are many similarities between them. In fact, many people wonder if your score on the SAT/ACT can … Continue reading “GRE vs SAT/ACT”

What Will 2021 Look Like for Schools?

December 29th, 2020

From New York and New Hampshire all the way to Kentucky and Minnesota, schools across the nation are again going all virtual due to the fall-winter surge of COVID-19. With rolling lockdowns likely to continue until vaccines are widely distributed, many schools will be relying on distance learning models for months to come, causing concern … Continue reading “What Will 2021 Look Like for Schools?”

Want to Get Your Student Into Their Target School? Here’s What to Do This Winter Break

December 22nd, 2020

Winter holidays are a great time for families to build bonds and relax a little. It’s also the perfect opportunity to talk with your kids about their future and engage in a little college prep. If you’re planning for college, it’s likely that your student already possesses some notion of what they want their college … Continue reading “Want to Get Your Student Into Their Target School? Here’s What to Do This Winter Break”

Pros and Cons of Visiting a College Before Applying

December 18th, 2020

A lush, green quad. Top-notch honors program.  Six dining halls.  Intramural sports teams. These are just some of the perks you might find on a college campus. But how do you know exactly what each college offers? Sure, each one has a website and Facebook page. Is that enough to determine whether it will be … Continue reading “Pros and Cons of Visiting a College Before Applying”

3-Step Checklist for Wrapping Up the Common App

December 15th, 2020

So you’re finally wrapping up the Common App—you’ve created your account, chosen colleges to apply for, filled out your profile, chosen and notified your recommenders, drafted your essay(s), and fretted over a million tiny details. But don’t hit that submit button just yet! In this article, we’ll go over a few last-minute tweaks to take your Common App to … Continue reading “3-Step Checklist for Wrapping Up the Common App”

Screening Your Students for Knowledge Gaps

December 8th, 2020

2020 may well be recorded as one of the most challenging years for students in modern history. To their credit, students have endeavored valiantly to keep up their skills and their marks. But learning and academic progress has been uneven. Worse, some educators are struggling to track student progress and address growing academic gaps.  Luckily … Continue reading “Screening Your Students for Knowledge Gaps”

Do I have to be in an AP course to take an AP exam?

December 11th, 2020

There are a few different situations that might entail a student taking an AP exam for an AP course they were not enrolled in. For example, you might be a great English student, but your school doesn’t offer AP English Literature and Composition. Or, you didn’t have room in your schedule for AP Computer Science, … Continue reading “Do I have to be in an AP course to take an AP exam?”