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Category: College Prep Podcast


Maybe you’ve received a flier for a free practice test offered at the public library or your child’s school. The test is sponsored by a test prep company and seems like a good idea. What you don’t know is that Read more…


I work with a lot of families who are overwhelmed with the information (and misinformation) they receive about college admission. How important are activities? Grades? Courses? Recomendations? Are there good options for B and C students? With all the stories 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…


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…


You’ve likely heard the advice to make sure you include a “safety” school in your college list. I’ll start by saying I hate the term “safety school” because it makes those colleges seem like inferior choices—places a student might end Read more…


Sometimes in working on the details of the college admissions process, we forget the big picture. With SAT and ACT scores, extracurriculars, class rank, letters of recommendation, and so many other factors, it is easy to loose sight of which Read more…

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