“A group that opposes affirmative action filed an appeal Tuesday of a federal ruling that Harvard had not intentionally discriminated against Asian-American applicants, ratcheting up a challenge to decades of Supreme Court decisions upholding race-conscious selection in college admissions. The appeal comes four and a half months after federal Judge Allison Burroughs ruled that although…

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Are you planning to attend college this fall? If so, you may be interested in this New York Times article about how colleges are responding to students requesting refunds. It’s a time of great uncertainty and many people are questioning what really makes a college education valuable. Clearly, online educational experiences are not as strong…

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Recently one of our students got into Johns Hopkins University. His parents were overwhelmed with joy, and his mother couldn’t stop expressing her praise and gratitude on the phone: “We’re so impressed with you! We’re going to tell all our friends! It’s really very helpful what you did. I say this with a true heart.…

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The College Board recently announced that they have canceled the June SAT and added a test date in September due to the coronavirus outbreak.  They also stated, “In the unlikely event that schools do not reopen this fall, College Board will provide a digital SAT for home use, like how we’re delivering digital exams to 3 million AP…

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Many families have been asking for college admissions resources during the coronavirus outbreak. If you didn’t see our webinar “7 Tips to Make the Most of Your Time at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak”, please click here.   Here is a list of some important resources mentioned in the webinar: NACAC Website: Check if your college…

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High school seniors and their parents around the country are now hearing back from colleges about whether or not they were accepted.   And financial aid considerations are an important part of this decision, especially in these turbulent times!   More than 300 colleges have extended their enrollment deposit deadlines (this means many students do not have…

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If you’re concerned about funding your child’s college education, you’ll appreciate a recent LA Times article on why the University of Southern California is offering free tuition for families making less than $80,000. Many parents don’t know that Harvard and Stanford provide free tuition for families making less than $150,000.  It’s important to remember that each college is unique when it comes…

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Schools around the world are shutting down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Many have made arrangements for students to stay at home but participate in online classes.  And with the recommendations for social distancing, this can be a recipe for boredom. We found this article on fun activities for bored teens. Although it…

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