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When Should My Child Take the ISEE?

On August 1, 2017, the first day registration opened for the Fall 2017 ISEE testing dates, a concerned mother got to her computer at 9:00 A.M., determined to reserve the ideal testing time and location for her son. She was shocked when she discovered several of her preferred dates were already full--other parents had gotten [...]

How Many AP Classes Should You Take?

If you’re a high school student choosing classes for next year, an important question is how many Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes you should take. For years, the answer to this question was, “More!” The number of students taking AP classes has doubled in the past ten years, and also doubled in the ten [...]

By | 2018-04-11T17:17:32+00:00 April 13th, 2018|College Admissions, High School, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Putting It Together: The Complicated Math of Financial Aid Packages

If you are a top student and you play the financial aid game right, you could end up with multiple sources of free money: a needs-based grant, a merit scholarship from the school, and/or outside scholarships. The way your school combines these aid sources can be more important than the numbers themselves. It’s important to [...]

Maximizing Your Aid, Minimizing Your Costs: Need-Based Grants and Merit Scholarships

The FAFSA and Profile (discussed in these previous posts: Part 1 and Part 2) will determine your family’s financial need and “Expected Family Contribution” (EFC), but it’s up to the school and the government to determine how much you actually pay. Government Grants Certain forms of government student aid, such as Pell Grants and Cal [...]

By | 2018-02-09T15:33:49+00:00 February 16th, 2018|College Admissions, Financial Aid, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make $5000 an Hour, Part 2: “Net Price” Versus “Sticker Price”

If you look at the sticker price of most top universities, college costs a fortune. But if you are smart about applying for need and merit-based financial aid, it might not be that bad…or at least it might only cost a small fortune. In our last blog post, we discussed the FAFSA and CSS Profile. [...]

By | 2018-02-01T12:49:58+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|College Admissions, Financial Aid, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Receiving Accommodations in College

Receiving Accommodations in College The transition from high school to college, while exciting, can have its share of challenges. These challenges are often magnified if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. The good news is that, as in high school, you have legal protections and will likely be eligible for accommodations [...]

By | 2018-03-13T12:08:09+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Accommodations, College Admissions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

Do You Play Nice with Others? Advice for the Group or Team-Based Interview

Do You Play Nice with Others? Advice for the Group or Team-Based Interview Business schools want to see how candidates interact with peers before anyone’s even admitted, which can be very telling. It’s not actually an interview, per se, because there is no Q&A with participants. Each school conducts the group interview somewhat differently, and [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:11:59+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Graduate School Admissions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Important GMAT Test Dates for 2017

The GMAT is administered year-round at hundreds of locations around the world. So, unlike other standardized tests, you can take it at almost any time, in the morning and afternoon. However, 2017 GMAT test dates and times will fill up quickly, especially as MBA admissions season ramps up again. As with the rest of your [...]

A Recipe for Tutoring: What I Learned from my First Job

A Recipe for Tutoring: What I Learned from My First Job by Theo Popov When I was in high school, there was this rowdy kid in my class, whom we’ll call “Pete” (no real names have been used in this blog post). Pete didn’t care about school, rarely did his homework, and when he paid attention [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:35+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Tutor Spotlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments