SAT Subject Tests: Who Should Take Them? And When?

While most college-bound students have heard of the SAT and the ACT tests, many are unsure of what the SAT Subject Tests are, who should take them, and when they should be taken. One thing that needs to be made clear is that not everyone needs to ...
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On a College’s Waitlist? The Reality of Getting Accepted

Receiving the letter that you have been waitlisted can be one of the most frustrating parts of the college admission process, especially if that letter is from your ...
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Can Residential Colleges and Living Learning Communities Enhance Your College Experience?

When most people think about living on campus, they think about the traditional college dorm with beds bunked over desks, shared bathrooms, and a Residential ...
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Safety/Level/Reach: 5 Factors in Creating the Best College List for You

Starting the college search process is often an emotional experience for students and parents alike. While some students start making lists in 8th grade, others will ...
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Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters and the True Out-of-Pocket Cost of College

As the acceptances start rolling in, you should also receive your financial aid award letter from each college. Now is the time to start comparing the true ...
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Is College Regulated? How Accreditation Agencies Ensure a Quality Education

Earning a college degree can be as much of an investment as purchasing a car or even mortgaging a home, but what if that costly diploma doesn’t hold as much value as ...
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6 Ways to Make the Most out of Your High School Summers

While writing this blog post, Alice Cooper’s song “School’s Out for Summer” has been playing on repeat in my head. I have visions of high school students running out ...
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Going on a College Tour? Helpful Preparation Tips and a College Evaluation Form

With spring break just around the corner, now is a great time to start planning visits to colleges that you might be interested in attending. If you plan on taking a ...
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A College Search Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Disorders

Most parents worry about sending their son or daughter off to college. However, for those parents whose children have learning disabilities or attention disorders, ...
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SAT and ACT Resource Guide: From Free Prep to Private Tutoring

“Help! My daughter is a junior, and I have no idea what to do. Should she take the SAT? The ACT? How should she prepare? Do we use a tutor? An online class? Which ...
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