Building Good Study Habits

“I have this huge test I have to study for.” This is an email or text message that we get from our students all the time. It makes sense, after all. Grades and rigor are the most important of the...

Making the Most Out of Summer Activities 

Making the Most Out of Summer Activities  Summers are a time for students to relax and rejuvenate––and after a challenging school year, you deserve it!  Summer is also a perfect opportunity to build on your extracurricular activities, one of the...

An Honest Conversation About Grades

Let’s be honest. There’s a lot that goes into college applications: grades, test scores, recommendations, activities, and essays. It can be hard to figure out what is important and what’s not, and how to get real information about what matters. ...

SAT Announces New Digital Format Starting in 2024

The College Board has announced this morning that they are launching a computer-based version of the SAT starting in March 2024. This means that, in the United States, students who are in 9th grade or younger during the current 2021-2022...

College Essays about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In recent years, many colleges and universities have expanded their supplemental college essay prompts to include topics about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This shift has increased dramatically in the past year, so read on to learn more about some...

What To Do After Submitting Your College Applications

Congratulations! You are done submitting all of your college applications. But don’t be tempted to sit back and wait for decisions—there are plenty of steps you can still take to strengthen your chances of admission.  Check Email, Voicemail, and Snail...

How to Prepare for a College Interview

The college admissions process can be overwhelming. Beyond applications, essays, and standardized tests, some schools also require college interviews. So what is a college interview, and how should you prepare for one?  Not all schools require, or even offer, interviews....