College Admissions

Record Numbers of College Applications

Record Numbers of College Applications Current high school students have probably heard the news: more and more students are applying to the nation’s top colleges and universities, which means the admissions rates keep getting lower and lower. According to the Harvard Admissions Office, 39,041 students applied to the class of 2020, the largest [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 January 24th, 2017|College Admissions, High School|0 Comments

The New SAT: Good News and Bad News

The New SAT: Good and Bad News   When the first “new SAT” test was administered in 2016, many counselors and test tutors advised students to choose the tried-and-true ACT over the new, untested SAT. But if you’re applying for college next year, there is now more information about the new SAT test [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 January 10th, 2017|College Admissions, High School, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Can the ACT Aspire Predict Your ACT Score?

ACT Aspire The ACT or the ACT Aspire? Are they the same exam? If not, which test are you supposed to take and when? How do you get a good score? Which one will get you into college? Let’s explore the relationship between the ACT and the ACT Aspire to resolve the confusion about these [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 December 29th, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|1 Comment

3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT

NEW 2016 SAT The new SAT will start in March 2016. This test will include more real world problems that relate to what you have learned in high school and what you will apply in college. There is no longer a penalty for wrong answers. Also, the total score will again be out of 1600, [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:36+00:00 December 15th, 2015|College Admissions, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The New ACT Writing Test (2015)

The NEW ACT Writing In September 2015, the ACT introduced a new writing test on the exam. Now 40 minutes long instead of 30 minutes long, the new ACT writing test measures your skill in composing a persuasive essay in which you analyze a complex prompt. The essay is scored from 1 to 36, [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|0 Comments

How to get a perfect score on the ACT!

How to get a 36 on your ACT! Over one million students take the ACT every year. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of these students earn a perfect score on the exam. So how can you score a 36 on the ACT? It’s not impossible to get a perfect score, but [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 14th, 2015|ACT, College Admissions|1 Comment

What is a good GPA?

Is my GPA good? 3.0? 4.0? 5.0? Your grade point average is only one part of your college application. However, combined with a transcript detailing your high school coursework, this weighted or unweighted number tells an important story to college admissions committees. Your GPA suggests how well you will perform in college, based on [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|College Admissions|0 Comments

Helpful Tips On How To Maximize Your Spring Break!

Spring Break Tips! Spring break is right around the corner, and students are eagerly anticipating a week or two off from school. While this vacation can be a well-deserved chance for some R&R, it is also a wonderful opportunity for college-bound students to boost their academic resumes and put themselves [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 March 20th, 2015|College Admissions, vacation tips|0 Comments

SAT vs ACT – Which Test Should You Take?

SAT vs. ACT It’s that time of the year again as many university admissions offices are now preparing for the incoming 2015-16 applicants. Most high school juniors will be taking a standardized test like the SAT or ACT to include with their college applications, and oftentimes have no idea which [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|ACT, College Admissions, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

5 Questions: Ethan Sawyer – The College Essay Guy

Pondering The Mysteries of College Essays Ethan Sawyer has been helping students tell their stories for more than ten years and is the author of the Amazon bestseller College Essay Essentials, the #1 book on college essays. He has reached thousands of students and counselors through his webinars and workshops [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 November 5th, 2014|5 Interview Questions, College Admissions|0 Comments