US college admissions weekly newsletter (Oct 10, 2016)


Redesigned SAT: Preparation Tips


It’s test prep season for high school juniors, and many will start preparing for the SAT or ACT this fall in anticipation of spring exam administrations. This year saw a lot of changes to the SAT, and for students just becoming familiar with the new exam there are a number of test prep tips to keep in mind that are very different from strategies promoted for the old test. More…

Dos and Don’ts of Essays

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The essay is often the college application component where students experience the most stress, and the element where they’re more likely to make mistakes. College admissions essays are not rocket science, but there are a number of steps that students can take to put together the most accurate and compelling essays that will help their chances of gaining admission to their top-choice colleges. More…

Plant the Seeds for College Prep Now: Advice for Freshmen


Preparing for college is a lot like growing a beautiful garden. It takes time, patience, and the right combination of nurturing and independence to help the seeds of college ideas grow into bountiful plans. 9thgrade is the ideal time to start cultivating those sprouts of college dreams, as it gives students time to mature and explore subjects and activities that interest them, and that will eventually grow into education and career goals. More…

Education Expo Guide and Checklist


Fall is education expos season, and juniors everywhere will have the opportunity to explore different colleges/universities and learn more about universities they’re interested in applying to next year. Expos are a great opportunity to get student’s interest piqued in the college/university admissions process while also providing them with valuable information needed to make informed higher education decisions. More…


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