All About Applying Undecided

I have no idea.   That is not an uncommon answer when we ask students what they want to study in college—often with some panic in their voices. We know what they are thinking: Is it a problem if I don’t...

What Is the Experimental Section?

You made your way through four hours of standardized testing, whether the SAT or ACT. Maybe you are reviewing your strategies for the optional ACT essay or simply looking forward to going home. Either way, the sudden appearance of a...

Academics Outline: Grades 9-12

What courses should my student take? What year of high school is the most important in their college application? There’s a lot to consider with high school grades and the college application process, but don’t stress. Let’s take a look...

Activities Outline: Grades 9-12

Extracurricular activities are perhaps the most fun part of high school and college applications—they are an opportunity to unearth curiosity, build community, and develop new skills. Use this guide to frame your student’s activities for each year of school. If...

Standardized Testing Outline: Grades 9-12

Below is a concise guide to testing for each year of high school, along with some basic advice for each test. 9th Grade Midterms and Finals These tests offer students’ first taste of high-stakes testing in high school. When preparing...

The Five Things in Your Control

There are seemingly innumerable factors that go into every decision, whether it is an acceptance, deferral, waitlist, or rejection. Many of these factors, however, are outside of a student’s control. Just a few examples include what high school a student...

AP Exams 2021: All You Need to Know

AP Exams are standardized tests taken as the culmination of an AP Course, though it is possible for students to self-study for AP Exams as well. AP Courses are designed to be equal to introductory level college courses, and students...