College Admissions

Tomorrow’s SAT and a Few Words of Advice

This guest post was written by BHHS College Counselor Casey Rowley and originally appeared on her blog  www.collegecounselorrowley.com.     Best of luck to my students taking the SAT tomorrow! I have two categories of things to consider. Category #1 – Preparing for the day of and Category #2 – The weight of the SAT Preparing [...]

By | 2017-10-11T15:36:40+00:00 October 6th, 2017|College Admissions, High School, SAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Retaking a Standardized Test

After working through a grueling standardized admissions test, the moment of judgement arrives when you get your scores. If you got the score you were hoping for, congratulations! You can now focus your time and energy on the rest of the admissions process. If your score is much lower than you’d hoped, however, you have [...]

Where Should I Apply to College? [Casey Rowley Guest Post]

Schools are starting back up and this guest post by BHHS College Counselor Casey Rowley spells out guidelines of what to focus on this year when it comes to college applications.     If you ask anyone where they went to college and the path they took to get where they are today you will [...]

By | 2017-06-30T00:36:14+00:00 August 14th, 2017|College Admissions, High School, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparing for the New SAT: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1) Decide which test to take Though this post is called “Preparing for the New SAT,” the first step is to decide whether the SAT or ACT is a better choice, since colleges accept either one. The best way to tell is to take a full diagnostic test for each and look at your [...]

The Right Way to Self-Proctor a Practice Test

Proctoring an organized diagnostic/practice test is an easy job. All the proctor does is keep time and “babysit” a room full of quiet kids, right? So, why even wake up early and go into an office or classroom to do something you could do at home? One reason is that some students don’t take the [...]

SAT and ACT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no magic formula to help you get a perfect score, the [...]

New August 2017 SAT Test Date Gives Students More Flexibility

New Summer SAT Test Date Gives Students More Flexibility The College Board recently made a welcome addition to its schedule: a new SAT test date at the end of August, starting on August 26, 2017. This administration will replace the less popular January test date. There are several benefits for this late summer option: Students who [...]

By | 2017-06-08T18:15:25+00:00 April 29th, 2017|College Admissions, High School, SAT|0 Comments

I Didn’t Get Into My Dream School…Now What?

This guest post was written by BHHS College Counselor Casey Rowley.  It’s college acceptance time and as the decisions roll in (for better or for worse), there is something worth noting. Students often feel as if their future has been altered if they don’t get into their dream school. As a college counselor, I hear this [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 April 5th, 2017|College Admissions, High School|0 Comments

When to Start Studying for the SAT or ACT

  You’ve probably heard the solid advice that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to prepare for college admissions tests. But when is the right time to prep for the SAT or ACT? Here are some thoughts to consider: Most students on a college-prep track have learned the academic content of the tests by [...]

The New, Improved College Board Accommodations Approval Process

  For students with disabilities, applying for and receiving accommodations for College Board exams (including the PSAT, SAT, and AP tests) has been a daunting task--sometimes more daunting than actually taking the tests! Parents and school administrators often had to submit extensive documentation, and even then sometimes the request was denied and would have to [...]