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SAT and ACT Updates

June 9th, 2020

Dear A-List Family, We hope you are well and healthy and wanted to share some recent test updates. While we expect that standardized testing will continue to be disrupted this year, we are here to help your family gameplan and prepare for any tests students can take. The SAT will not be offered online this … Continue reading “SAT and ACT Updates”

Committed to Doing More

June 7th, 2020

  As members of a company founded on bringing equity to education, we all share feelings of outrage over the crimes of bias that have brought civil unrest to the country these past weeks. A-List does not and will not support systemic racism and oppression of Black and other minority groups. Disparities in educational opportunities … Continue reading “Committed to Doing More”

eBook: 5 Questions About College Admissions in 2020/2021 Every Parent Should Ask

June 5th, 2020

This “5 Questions” eBook is designed to help families navigate the college admissions process with advice and insight from our team of academic and college advisors. Please share with your community of friends, teachers, parents, students, and anyone preparing to meet the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming year.  A_List 5 Questions_eBook Consumer

How to Write a Compelling College Essay

May 29th, 2020

In this 30 minute presentation, A-List Education admissions advisor Natasha de Sherbinin provides high school students and their families with an introduction to the college admissions essay. Natasha discusses the importance of the personal statement in the admissions process, the factors students should consider when selecting an essay topic, and her insights on how to … Continue reading “How to Write a Compelling College Essay”

Supporting Students with ADHD During Remote Learning

May 28th, 2020

Many students with ADHD or other learning challenges struggle in the classroom. With the sudden shift to distance learning, those children face the additional challenge of classroom instruction in the home environment. Distractions at home and the presence of parents, siblings, or guardians pose increased difficulties, but by tapping into the strengths of children with … Continue reading “Supporting Students with ADHD During Remote Learning”

Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career

May 16th, 2020

Is your summer program cancelled? Do you need a back-up plan? Not sure about what to do this summer during a time of global uncertainty? In this webinar with The Spike Lab, an entrepreneur incubator for high school students, we demonstrate ways that students can use the summer of 2020 as an opportunity to stand … Continue reading “Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career”

Putting It in Perspective: Test Optional Colleges

May 15th, 2020

In this webinar, A-List admissions advisor Natasha de Sherbinin and tutor advisor Dory Schultz explain benefits and drawbacks when considering the test optional choice.

How to Keep Grades Up and College Plans on Track

May 15th, 2020

Whether you’re struggling with distance learning or simply want to give yourself a little extra challenge, there are numerous online resources that can help you keep your grades up and keep your college plans on track. 1. Challenge Yourself with Online Practice Tests Testing schedules may have been disrupted this year, but tests are not … Continue reading “How to Keep Grades Up and College Plans on Track”

A Parent’s College Checklist for COVID-19

May 13th, 2020

The role of parents in the college application process is difficult to understate. That’s especially true in the age of COVID-19, which has created a significant amount of uncertainty around post-secondary admissions. As families adjust to the new normal of living with COVID-19, parental support is more indispensable than ever.  Some of the tasks that … Continue reading “A Parent’s College Checklist for COVID-19”

Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know

May 1st, 2020

From the APs and Subject Exams to the SAT and ACT: Which Tests To Take, and Why In response to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges are increasingly announcing plans to adopt test-optional policies in 2020. Applicants will no longer be required to submit standardized test scores. While there are clear benefits to … Continue reading “Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know”