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My daughter attends a large suburban Texas high school where students are obsessed with class rank. When planning course schedules for the next year, students and parents inevitably mention how certain classes can benefit a student’s class rank. The problem Read more…


Many families assume that AP, IB and Dual Credit Courses will help them get ahead and save money in college. However, this is not always the case. Listen to this episode of “The College Prep Podcast” as I outline how Read more…


Is There A Test to Determine What Major or Career Would Be Right for My Child? I get this question every month. In the spring, families are faced with course selection decisions for the next school year and feel as Read more…


Every spring I get questions about high school course selection: What are the best classes to take for college admission? Do we need to take advanced courses? If only three years of math are required, does he need to take Read more…


High school grades are important for college admission. (Probably not new news for anyone.) If you want to better understand the role of grades, see my recent post “The Most Important Factor for College Admission.” Earning top grades is seems Read more…


Over the years I’ve gotten a lot of requests from families interested in taking some type of interest or career aptitude tests. Students feel pressured to choose a college major during the application process. Parents want to make sure they are Read more…

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