Friends often ask me, “What can I do now to help my high school aged son/daughter to get prepared for college… more specifically, to find scholarships to pay for college!” Let’s face it, the cost of college can be a shock to the system. In fact, costs have surged more than 538% since 1985 meaning … Continue reading When to Start Cultivating Scholarships
We have a busy fall season set up as Admissions Officers from several colleges will be visiting CPC offices to keep our Directors informed of school events, programs and other items of particular interest to our prospective students. We welcome each one and look forward to learning more about the schools they represent and our … Continue reading College Admissions Officers to Visit CPC
U.S.News and World Report just came out with its 2018 college rankings. They have been sifting and sorting colleges for years. Does anyone really know what criteria they use to rate one school better than the others? And why do the same schools always come out on top? And what about the schools that suddenly … Continue reading College Rankings Are Out: About Those Magazine “Best Colleges” Lists
Many high school athletes dream of playing college sports. Some are genuine scholarship material. Some view their sport as something that enriches their lives and will “walk on” or play at the club or intramural level. Either way, athletic dedication and achievement can make a difference in the admission process. But…. Athletes and parents should … Continue reading Playing College Sports: Seven Questions To Ask
Many highly able and qualified students, as well as their parents, believe that the best college education can only be obtained at the super selective and very expensive Ivy and “little Ivy” institutions. Not necessarily. An Honors College could be an affordable option offering a first-rate education for the right student. With costs soaring above … Continue reading Why Consider An Honors College?
You have prepared and studied for months and now the time has come to actually take the SAT/ACT test. Here are some last-minute test tips to get you across the finish line. The Night Before Take A Break – That’s right. No studying. Call your parents in to read this right now if they are having a … Continue reading It’s Finally Here! Test Tips to Survive the Big Day
Motivation is the key first step in SAT Prep Any good Test Prep program requires intensive, consistent work. We believe ACT/SAT lessons delivered before the student is internally motivated are next to useless. Motivating the student – At CPC, our initial sessions are designed to show the student why they should want to study for the test. We take the time … Continue reading How Does CPC Motivate Your Student to Perform on the SAT or ACT?
Taking the summer SAT offers some students a head start on their college applications or an additional chance to improve their scores For the first time since the 1970’s, College Board will be offering a summer administration of the SAT. The inaugural summer exam is scheduled for August 26, 2017. Who can benefit from … Continue reading Summer SAT Administration