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Students that Benefit from Test Optional and Test Flexible Admissions

A growing number of colleges and universities realize the limitations of standardized tests and are offering test-optional or test-flexible admissions. Test optional means that the student chooses whether or not to send their SAT or ACT scores to the admission office. Some schools may require additional information, i.e. additional letters of recommendation, additional essay etc. … Continue reading Students that Benefit from Test Optional and Test Flexible Admissions

Why Getting Into Top Colleges Is So Difficult

Gaining acceptance to top colleges or universities has become increasingly difficult, despite the best efforts of well-meaning parents, who believe that attending a top-tier college or university sets up their child for life. They engage in an intense competition of making sure their child gains admission to elite institutions. In some cases, this has meant keeping … Continue reading Why Getting Into Top Colleges Is So Difficult

Documented Disability? Your Student Can Still Excel

The good news is that colleges are looking for diversity and a documented disability is considered a form of diversity. Colleges often look at an applicant’s grades and test scores in a new light if presented with evidence of a learning disability, which is why it is important to share this information with the school. Your … Continue reading Documented Disability? Your Student Can Still Excel

How and When To Talk To Kids About College Costs

Talking to your kids about college costs is an ongoing dialogue that should be started early in the process with the lines of communication open throughout.  According to financial expert, Ron Lieber, the author of The Opposite of Spoiled, “ you can’t just unload all the information at once—kids need time to digest and ask … Continue reading How and When To Talk To Kids About College Costs

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