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Posted on Dec 02, 2013 - 10:10 AM | Applying to College | Comments (0)

Difficult Choices Choosing the right college for you is among the most difficult choices you've ever had to make, so it's difficult to get all the information you need into one blog post, but below are some of the most important things you should consider:   Two Tips on Selecting a College   ·        Don’t focus on just one college. You may have always wanted to go to Harvard or Ohio State, but there are thousands of colleges out there (more than 4,000 in the United States alone). By using criteria that’s import... More

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 - 09:35 AM | Applying to College | Comments (0)

Some mistakes are so small they slip under the radar and some are so common people look for them all the time, which is exactly what college admissions counselors do when they receive your application – they look for certain mistakes.   And these are mistakes you don’t want to make on one of the most important applications of your life – the one that will get you into the college of your dreams.   CommonCollege Application Errors     Application Essay Too Smooth. After reading thousands of application essays, admissions officers know how 17 an... More

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 - 10:45 AM | Career Prep | Comments (0)

There’s a big push these days among parents, teachers, and guidance counselors for students to personalize their education – to take classes that are meaningful to them, develop a unique list of colleges that suit their needs and embark on a career path all their own.   We couldn't agree more. At a time when schools are struggling to meet student needs, it's a good idea to personalize your education. Try the following tips to get started:   5 Tools to Personalize Your High School Education   Learning Style Inventory. Determe your learning s... More

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 - 04:30 PM | College Prep | Comments (1)

There are plenty of organizations and private counselors willing to help you prepare for college. Americans spent $2.5 billion dollars last year on tutors alone. Unfortunately, not all of that money was spent wisely.   So what should you look for when hiring a college prep expert or private guidance counselor?   You want a program that can cover all your needs. Too many programs only cover one or two, like just the SATs, or just financial aid. Look for a complete college prep program:   Academic Preparation   Do they have the tools to meet your educational and p... More

Posted on Oct 01, 2013 - 10:10 AM | Personality Tests | Comments (0)

Personality profiles and surveys have gone as high-tech as the students taking them. Gone are the days of the Rorschach test and flash cards. Not gone are the reasons students still need to take personality tests.   The Purpose of High School Personality Tests   It’s difficult to know what you want to do at a young age, but students should really start focusing on their career interests by 8th or 9th grade. This gives them four years to prepare and implement their career (and college) plans. Personality tests are a great way to let a student’s passions, likes and disl... More

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 - 09:15 AM | Applying to College | Comments (3)

We all know the family that started saving for college when their student was in pre-K. They made sure he took the right AP courses and thought nothing but college, college, college.                                                      And then they found out they forgot a few of the other important steps to getting into the college of... More




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