Category Archives: SAT / ACT

Tips from College Admissions Pros

US News provides six tips from college admissions professionals: #1:  Build on Your Academic Strengths #2:  Get a Handle on the Tests #3:  Think Outside Your Schools Extracurriculars #4:  Consider Recommendations Early #5:  Do a Social Media Check #6:  Show … Continue reading

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5 Subtle Ways the Wealthy May Have a College Admissions Advantage

Sure, donating to your desired school doesn’t hurt, but Jillian Berman suggests there may be five less obvious ways that the wealthy have an edge in college admissions: Continuing disparities in K-12 education The focus on SAT and ACT scores … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies & College Admissions

It may surprise you…but colleges in an effort to sell you on their school may be less than fully candid and transparent about the admissions process.  Steve Cohen in his article in Forbes identifies three lies that you might encounter as … Continue reading

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Emory Falsifies Data, Joins Win at All Costs College Rankings Battle

Rankings are only as good as the information they are based upon,  and after Emory University admitted Friday that it intentionally falsified data for the last 10 years, the credibility of the US News and World Report college rankings has … Continue reading

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Still Looking for Something to Do This Summer?

Still looking for something to do this summer? Maybe some things that will help prepare you for college? Maybe some things you might actually enjoy doing? Here are some tips in an article by Christina Quinn: School is out, summer … Continue reading

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Cohen Answers Some Common Questions about College Admissions

Katherine Cohen, a long time admissions adviser, answers some common question about college admissions in this interview with The Hour:   The Hour: When is the best time to start applying to schools? Cohen: We begin working with students on … Continue reading

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SAT Offered this Summer, But There’s a Catch…

The SAT will now be offered during the summer.  This is welcome news for those who wanted time to focus on the test without the distractions of the school year.  However, there is a catch…it is only offerred in one … Continue reading

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Your Course Selection Matters in College Admissions

It is often hard to determine exactly what factors matter most to admissions officers, but in the case of Wake Forest, they eliminated one of the factors — SAT scores — so that narrowed it down a little.  And as … Continue reading

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5 College Admissions Strategies That Fall Short

High school students will often twist themselves into knots to impress college admissions officials, but as Jay Matthews details in his Washington Post article, this knot-twisting may not have the payoff that students expect — or in some cases, no … Continue reading

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Alleged Cheating on the SAT

Among the things you shouldn’t do on the SAT…is to not have somebody else take it for you.  Sounds obvious, sure.  But that is exactly what has been alleged happened on several occassions in New York.  Christina NG reported the … Continue reading

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