June 22, 2017

Are My Teen’s SAT or ACT Scores Good Enough?

Students are typically confused about knowing whether their SAT or ACT test scores are good enough. The best way to begin to find this out is to take your scores and go to websites like www.CollegeSimply.com or www.Cappex.com, Let’s begin by viewing the concordance tables from the Collegeboard which provide the correlation between the two exams. (ALL schools accept both SAT and ACT scores.) Read more

June 15, 2017

How to Get Off a College Waitlist

All is not lost if your teen gets waitlisted. Colleges offer applicants spots on their wait list during the regular admission periods, but those applicants typically won’t hear about being admitted until after May 1 (the deadline for accepted seniors to secure their spot with their deposit). Admissions officers make their final decision on whether there are Read more

June 07, 2017

Is Your Teen a Candidate for Taking a Gap Year?

So what’s all of this talk about gap year? Is that something that would be a good option for YOUR teen? Read on to find out. How did gap years originate? Gap Years started in the United Kingdom in the 1970’s. The purpose was to fill the 7 or 8 month gap between final exams and the beginning of university. The intention was to contribute to the development of the student Read more