There are so many moving parts, it just makes sense to have a handful of checklists to follow when preparing for college.
Let’s face it – when it comes to searching, applying and (finally!) attending college, there are a lot of deadlines to keep track of. And on top of those deadlines are all of the other things you need to do to prepare for what will be one of the biggest accomplishments in your life. All of those due dates, to-do’s and lists floating around in your brain can get a little overwhelming. That’s where the college checklist comes into play. Read More Every College Checklist You Need For Summer
There is no denying how great community service can be. But did you know it can help you get into your college of choice too?
You know how important community service for high school students is. Especially now, during the summer before your senior year, when you know that your college applications will need to show that you are “well-rounded” and “community-oriented.” Read More Community Service: Do Good and Look Good To Colleges
Your child has just passionately announced his or her dream school…now what?
What is a “dream school” anyway?
Although every college is different – and surely every dream is different – “dream schools” typically have two things in common:
- The school is highly competitive for admissions
- The school is well-known for a particular field of study that your son or daughter is especially interested in.
Read More Your Child’s Dream School Shouldn’t Be The Only Option
As a parent, nothing makes you more proud than helping to prepare your child for college.
Knowing your child is preparing for college and, more importantly, adulthood, is very rewarding. All of your love and support is starting to pay off, but you know there is still a lot to do. Read More 4 Crucial Ways to Prepare Your Child for College
It feels a lot like waiting for someone to ask you to prom. It’s the scary place between acceptance and rejection.
Let’s talk about the college waitlist.
Applying to college is supposed to be clear cut, right? You’re supposed to get an acceptance or a rejection. Acceptances are great. Rejections sting a little. Either way, at least you know where you stand. Read More College Waitlist Tips You Need to Know
There are so many things that I wish I could whisper in the ear of my 18-year-old self.
It hasn’t been too long since I was enduring the daily college grind. Just a few years ago, a few months after graduation, I was carefully slipping my diploma out of a sealed envelope and into a polished frame. Read More 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before College
There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding whether to retake the SAT’s or not.
This question comes up quite often: should you retake the SAT’s to improve your score? And the reality is, there is no simple answer. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding whether to retake the SAT’s or not. Read More Should You Retake the SAT’s to Improve Your Score?
It’s never too early to start saving money for your child’s future college costs! In fact, you should start saving as early as possible.
We know you want your child to go far in life. You want them to get the education they deserve. You want them to be prepared for their first real job. You want them to blossom in a lifelong career. Read More How to Prepare Your Child for College Costs
Seniors—Congratulations! Sit down, take a deep breath, and smile. You’re in. But there’s still work to do.
Choosing a college ranks among the most important decisions a person makes in his or her lifetime. It requires a lot of thought. You’ve told some colleges that you like them, and one or more have said that they like you back. But you can only go to one college, so you’ll need to break some hearts. Read More What to Consider When Choosing a College
It’s a great idea to bulk up your reading list while you’re preparing and studying for the SAT.
Did you know that frequent readers tend to do better on the Writing and Critical Reading portions of the SAT, which make up more than 50 percent of the test questions? It’s a great idea to bulk up your reading list while you’re preparing and studying for the SAT. Read More Prepare For the SAT’s With This Summer Reading List