The best online high schools

By Ivy League Potential / July 28, 2020 /

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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Do Asian Students Face Discrimination When Applying to College?

By pwsadmin / May 19, 2020 /

“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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Consider a Gap Year

By pwsadmin / May 10, 2020 /

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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Johns Hopkins Acceptance

By pwsadmin / May 1, 2020 /

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 SAT may be administered online!

By pwsadmin / April 23, 2020 /

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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Coronavirus and College Admissions Resources

By pwsadmin / April 15, 2020 /

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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Save Thousands of Dollars in College Tuition!

By pwsadmin / April 7, 2020 /

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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Free Tuition at Harvard, Stanford, and USC!

By pwsadmin / March 28, 2020 /

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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Is Your School Closed?

By pwsadmin / March 21, 2020 /

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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The Key to Motivation

By Ivy League Potential / March 6, 2020 /

Do you ever wonder if there is a secret key to motivating your children? Recent research noted by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley shows that “deliberate practice” could be that key. Here are the four principles of deliberate practice from the article: Working on weaknesses: Rather than doing things that you already do well, deliberate practice…

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