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Instead of making an unreachable New Year’s resolution this year, why not make one that’s totally achievable: getting into the top college on your list. It’s always best to start early, but even if you’re a junior or a senior, it’s not too late. Bumping up your GPA or ACT/SAT scores and perfecting your application...
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Winter break is always way too short, so unfortunately it’s never too early to start planning for next semester.
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The fall semester is about to come to a close and winter break is finally here. What are you going to do with all of that free-time? Most students will take this time to relax and do absolutely nothing school related over break, but for those who want to accomplish something, here are a few tips...
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The College Board officially announced the changes coming to the SAT, beginning with the spring administration in 2016.  The PSAT will reflect the changes in the October 2015 administration. Due to the implementation of the Common Core Standards, complaints from certain colleges that the SAT did not sufficiently encourage high schools to implement more critical...
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The results for the January SAT and the February ACT should be in your inboxes by now, and for many juniors this was the first time taking these big tests.  Not surprisingly, many feel the scores were below expectations.  So…now what? Lower than expected scores result from three general sources:  lack of preparation, test anxiety...
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Many students take advantage of AP classes in high school — as well they should, as they provide an excellent window into what a freshman college course demands and also the chance to earn valuable hours of college credit. However, to secure the credit, most colleges require either a 4 or a 5 on the...
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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive involves the timing of the taking of the SAT and ACT.  Should I take it as early as possible or wait until the end of junior year?  Should I take it often or as little as possible?  What do colleges think? Juniors take the PSAT in...
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A common question we receive from prospective clients concerns the different types of providers of test prep.  Basically, they ask what makes one different than another, and is the only bottom line factor cost? Test prep for SAT and ACT takes various forms.  The most common involves a set of classes, some set in small...
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The New York Times ran an excellent article recently about the problems applicants have begun to face with regard to social media.  All parents and students should take this article as a warning.  You may not want to shut down your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, but you should begin to filter your content. Much of the...
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Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts Home of the “Crimson” Undergraduate Population: 6,562 Total Applicants: 19,752 Total Accepted: 2,110 Total Admitted: 1,638 Out-of-state Students: 86% Acceptance Rate: 11% SAT Verbal (25/75): 700-790 SAT Math (25/75): 700-790 ACT Composite (25/75): 31-34 Top 10% in High School: 96% Top 25% in HIgh School: 98% Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Classes under...
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