Tag: College Admissions

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

December 22nd, 2020 / Christina Parisi / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Want to Get Your Student Into Their Target School? Here’s What to Do This Winter Break

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”

3-Step Checklist for Wrapping Up the Common App

December 15th, 2020 / Audrey Richardson / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on 3-Step Checklist for Wrapping Up the Common App

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”

Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career

May 16th, 2020 / Anthony Sarchiapone / A-List Blog, advising_services, / Comments Off on Make Summer Plans Count for College and Career

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 / Anthony Sarchiapone / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Putting It in Perspective: Test Optional Colleges

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 / Anthony Sarchiapone / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on How to Keep Grades Up and College Plans on Track

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”

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

May 1st, 2020 / Anthony Sarchiapone / A-List Blog, Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Test-Optional Colleges: What Parents and Students Need to Know

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”

4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions

April 18th, 2020 / Anthony Sarchiapone / A-List Blog, Uncategorized, / Comments Off on 4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions

By Natasha de Sherbinin, Director of College Advising A-List Education, New York Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown nearly every aspect of college admissions into uncertainty. Institutions are racing to adapt their policies and processes to emphasize social distancing and student safety. As a result, college admissions has changed radically, meaning that families and … Continue reading “4 Ways COVID Changed College Admissions”

Stay Current with SAT/ACT Exam Schedules

April 18th, 2020 / Anthony Sarchiapone / A-List Blog, Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Stay Current with SAT/ACT Exam Schedules

Get the Latest Updates on Cancelled, Rescheduled, and Added Test Dates The College Board, the ACT, and colleges and universities across the US announced a number of changes in mid April that will impact the 2020 college admissions process and beyond. 1. The June SAT and SAT Subject Tests are officially cancelled. The SAT will resume … Continue reading “Stay Current with SAT/ACT Exam Schedules”

College Admissions 2020: 5 Ways to Prep

April 18th, 2020 / Anthony Sarchiapone / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on College Admissions 2020: 5 Ways to Prep

  By Natasha de Sherbinin, Director of College Advising A-List Education, New York The COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we know it and created a significant amount of uncertainty around fall college admissions. High school juniors, however, can still focus on things within their control to ensure their preparation for applications come September.  1. Continue … Continue reading “College Admissions 2020: 5 Ways to Prep”

A-List Education Founder, Scott Farber, on CBS News: His Thoughts on the Pressures of the SAT and the Investigation into the SAT Cheating Scandal

October 26th, 2011 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on A-List Education Founder, Scott Farber, on CBS News: His Thoughts on the Pressures of the SAT and the Investigation into the SAT Cheating Scandal

As media outlets continue to report on the Long Island SAT cheating scandal and the College Board’s investigation into the matter, we are once again  reminded of the intense pressures students feel to do well on college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT.  A-List Education founder and president, Scott Farber, was called on by … Continue reading “A-List Education Founder, Scott Farber, on CBS News: His Thoughts on the Pressures of the SAT and the Investigation into the SAT Cheating Scandal”