If you’re considering a highly-rated college with an online degree program, it might be valuable to review the list created by niche.com. Niche offers an excellent search tool, so you can search for various kinds of programs based on your criteria. These days students are looking at online degree programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Many high school seniors will be submitting a resume to colleges this fall. Are you planning to do so?  Even though it’s optional, submitting a resume will help you stand out from the crowd. The activity section of the common app allows students to input up to 10 extracurricular activities, along with a one-line description for each…

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Are you planning to answer this year’s new Common App question on the pandemic? It’s an optional question, so an answer is not necessary, but it may be important for some students to answer this: “Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those…

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The Essay Writing Kit last week was a huge success! We’ve received inquiries from people who didn’t get a chance to attend. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, you can still view the recording and send in a question.  This year with the SAT and ACT becoming optional, colleges will be putting more weight on essays,…

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Many parents and students around the country are struggling to make a decision about school this fall. Should students take a risk and go to school in-person or stay home for an online experience that is safer?  Yesterday we spoke with one of our clients, the father of an 11th grade student. The high school…

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As you may have heard, Harvard and MIT filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration a few days ago. According to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, seeking to pre-empt enforcement of a controversial rule that would bar international students from…

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How do you decide what colleges to apply to? There are over 3000 universities in the United States, and it can be a daunting task to narrow down the list of colleges to 10-15 schools.   Many students rely on Naviance, software that claims to help students predict where they have a good chance of getting in. An article on…

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Like many parents and students, you’re probably wondering what college will be like this fall. Many rising seniors are finalizing their college lists this summer, deciding where they will be applying to go to college. In the midst of the pandemic, no one really knows how long social distancing will be recommended or required on college campuses. …

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The College Board has changed its mind and the SAT will NOT be offered at home as they originally announced a few months ago. Here’s the update directly from The College Board Website:  “We know students are anxious about how the coronavirus crisis will affect their college application process, including taking the SAT. We’re committed to giving students as…

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Do you know the highest paying jobs with a bachelor’s degree? Payscale.com’s college salary report has extensive data on college majors, entry level salaries, and mid-career salaries. When we work with high school students, we guide them through a process of career exploration, and researching salaries is an important part of that process. Often students decide on a college…

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