Tag: college advising

Taking a Gap Year: Pros vs. Cons

January 15th, 2021 / Ellery Weil / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Taking a Gap Year: Pros vs. Cons

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 / Luke Taylor / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on 5 Ways To Prepare For Your College Interview

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 / Ellery Weil / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Planning Your Application Year

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”

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”

Pros and Cons of Visiting a College Before Applying

December 18th, 2020 / Whitney Bono / Uncategorized, / Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Visiting a College Before Applying

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 / 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”

Waitlisted? Check Out These Tips from Our College Advisors!

April 3rd, 2015 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on Waitlisted? Check Out These Tips from Our College Advisors!

Waitlisted? We’ve got suggestions for you! We know that being waitlisted at your top choice school was not your ideal outcome, but it’s far from a hopeless situation. If you’ve found out that you were waitlisted, there’s still a chance that you could have a spot at your dream school. Most universities cannot currently predict … Continue reading “Waitlisted? Check Out These Tips from Our College Advisors!”

A-List Visits Our Friends at Capstone College Advising!

March 25th, 2015 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on A-List Visits Our Friends at Capstone College Advising!

A-List’s President, Scott Farber, and Professional Development Director, Maritza Rodriguez, got to visit our friends at Capstone College & Career Advising this week! Capstone is a longstanding friend and A-List affiliate that is using our SAT and ACT materials with students down in Tyler, Texas!

Advice for Sophomores Getting Started with SAT/ACT Prep

May 5th, 2016 / / A-List Blog, / Comments Off on Advice for Sophomores Getting Started with SAT/ACT Prep

The SAT and ACT are scary. They are long, they are fast, and they are hard, so trying to figure out how to prepare for them can be overwhelming. Luckily, A-List is here to give a couple quick tips to get sophomores started this summer! The first thing to do is learn the basics of … Continue reading “Advice for Sophomores Getting Started with SAT/ACT Prep”